We all want American-made products these days, and one of the most made in America industries is right here in the greater Hickory area. If you’ve spent any time living, working, or visiting here, you know exactly what I’m talking about—we are famously known for high quality, beautifully designed furniture. Hickory Park is proud to boast one of the largest showrooms filled to the brim with designs from some of America’s finest furniture manufacturers, many located here in the Piedmont and throughout North Carolina. In fact, Hickory Park was recently named one of the top 25 premium furniture retailers in the United States by Home Furnishings Business magazine. “The value of furniture manufacturing in our region is stronger than ever,” said Andy Lominac, the company’s social media guru, as he gave me a tour of the 85,000 square feet of spectacular showrooms; well almost all of it. “Many of these lines of furniture never left our area, and we represent the finest manufacturers across the country, as well. For example, Hickory Chair and Century Furniture both make phenomenal custom furniture, and each has been in business here over 75 years. It’s a lot to be proud of.”
Hickory Park showrooms are beautiful, fun, and exciting. Their true value is the impressive displays of unique, comfortable, and stylish furniture, whether your taste is simple to elegant or modern to traditional. The true magic comes when you combine those creations and your
vision with professional designers who can bring it all to life. Hickory Park offers in-house designers, because designing and planning are so important when it comes to creating rooms that reflect a customer’s style and needs.
Elizabeth Burns, allied member ASID, and Angie Allen, allied member ASID, are an awesome team who have worked together for 23 years. “We wear lots of hats,” Angie shared, “but our most important service is to listen and to understand what our clients want and need. We believe in making people happy with their furniture selections so they enjoy the home we help create.”
The design team at Hickory Park works hand in hand with the sales team. “Our staff individually averages 23 years of experience. In addition to this being a great place to work, they are here because they’re passionate about the furniture industry,” Andy explained. The sales staff participates in continuing education through seminars, factory tours, and attending International Home Furnishings Market twice a year. The designers and staff of Hickory Park understand the construction and craftsmanship that goes into every piece they offer. With this knowledge in hand and their willingness to share that with their clients, they have a tremendous number of repeat and referred customers, many from all over the world.
To celebrate Hickory Park’s 35th anniversary, the company introduced a new logo. The logo represents the three principles they stand behind—furniture, design, and service. Hickory Park has over 85,000 square feet of spacious showrooms in the Hickory Furniture Mart, so it’s very likely you’ll find just what you’re looking for. While you’re shopping remember that many pieces of furniture can be custom designed to suit your style and preferences. “Furniture shopping is changing, and successful manufacturers are paying attention,” Elizabeth explained. “Most of our manufacturers offer programs to select options that make the piece unique to the customer.”
My tour took me through galleries that feature over 80 brands, including Hancock & Moore’s fabulous leather furniture, C.R. Laine showing their newest fabrics and beautiful designs, and America’s oldest, 170-year-old furniture company, Harden. That’s just the beginning. Hickory Park offers the largest selection of motion furniture in the area, such as La-Z-Boy and Flexsteel, just to name a couple. Plan a visit to test drive any of the hundreds of motion pieces to make your living room, den, or home theatre the most comfortable ever. You will also enjoy seeing all the latest from Bassett, Broyhill, and Kincaid. Be sure to see the gorgeous area dedicated to outdoor furniture and casual living.
This list is just a small sampling of all you will find at Hickory Park. The staff will let you look all you want and will be there to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and create a plan for any space you want to furnish. Elizabeth told me, “We work with every size space from offices to resort properties, from here in Hickory to around the world. Our customers are first time home owners, singles, retirees, businesses, designers, and architects. We can help you complete a single room or an entire home.”
A PROUD FAMILY BUSINESS
The showroom’s location at the Hickory Furniture Mart is perfect, according to owners David Bolick and Brett Cribb. Positioned in the heart of the furniture manufacturing capital gives Hickory Park a unique perspective in the home furnishings industry. “Hickory Park has grown to more than 50 employees, but still maintains a family atmosphere,” says Vice President Brian Gee. “From our sales and design teams, customer service, warehouse and delivery employees, they all make up the Hickory Park family.”
A SELECTION LIKE NO OTHER
Whether you come with your own ideas and plans or need professional assistance, Hickory Park is the best place to start. Finding furniture and accessories you like, in a fabric and finish you love, and something that fits perfectly, doesn’t need to be overwhelming. No job is too big or too small, and everyone who walks in the doors is treated to the best customer service, furniture selection, and design planning. They understand that everyone comes with a particular budget and sense of style. Take advantage of this special service—bring your ideas, photos, fabric, and color swatches to Elizabeth and Angie for personal service and creative ideas. A complete list with photographs, virtual tours, and links to their manufacturers and featured collections is included at www.hickorypark.com. Also, remember to keep up with their on-line presence on Facebook and Instagram.
You will be well served and truly satisfied with the people you meet at Hickory Park…let them help you create your perfect space.
FURNITURE DESIGN SERVICE
2220 Hwy 70 SE, Ste 370 • Hickory Furniture Mart
www.hickorypark.com • 828.322.4440