After years in the retail industry, our mother-daughter team decided to share their passion for gifts & jewelry with the community by opening Carla & Co. in 2010 at The Avenue Murfreesboro.

 If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your next gift, we also provide monogramming, engraving, & vinyl services along with free gift wrapping.

With a wide variety of gifts, jewelry, & will be sure to find the perfect gift for any occasion!


Carla Lewis started her career in the retail industry at the young age of sixteen. She worked & managed the fine jewelry store, The Gold Rush, located in Murfreesboro, TN for 25 years. While working, she received a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Middle Tennessee State University.

Carla married her husband of 29 years, Rusty -who was also a local business owner- and together have two children: Ashley & Tanner. Carla & Rusty have held a large presence in the Murfreesboro community. You could always find them out having a good time together. 

Carla has faced many hardships in her life losing her sister, mother, father, and husband. 

In dealing with these difficult times, she uses the store as a place of comfort for people to find Christian & inspirational items that bring happiness. Carla enjoys being able to run & operate Carla & Co. with her daughter as they share the same passion for the industry & their community. When she’s not at the store, she is relaxing on Center Hill Lake or hanging out with her dog, Juicy!


Following in her mother’s footsteps, Ashley Caruso developed a passion for the retail industry driving the mother-daughter team to create Carla & Co. in 2010. 

Ashley graduated from Siegel High School in 2011 & pursued a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Middle Tennessee State University. She is the current operations manager & marketing coordinator for Carla & Co. 

Ashley is married to Dave Caruso & together they have their baby, Teagan, & big sister, Harper. 

Ashley faces life head on, overcoming many obstacles, hoping to show others to keep moving forward. 

She loves all things sparkle, Disney, & being with her family.


Cindy is a graduate of MTSU with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications emphasizing Advertising & Marketing. She has been at Carla & Co. on and off since it opened in 2010 Cindy has 36+ years of customer service experience. She Co-owned Southern Belle Wedding Chapel for 17 years. Cindy enjoys talking to people and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord.


Cindy has been married to her husband Jeff for 29 years., and they have 2 beautiful children, Josh and Jacob. They are active in their community and members of New Vision Baptist Church.

Cindy is the designer that is in charge of styling our display windows and tables. Our customers look forward to seeing her smiling face.