If you are a Hickory Chair fan you know we have been around a very long time... 102 years in fact! We are part of an elite group of American companies that have passed the centennial mark. The 'centennial club' includes IBM, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Hershey, Ford, Wells-Fargo, Exxon, Tiffany amongst a long list. While the 'club' has a very diversified group of goods and services they provide, they all share some very positive attributes.
Probably the most important attribute can be summed up in one word. Employees. It is the individuals that choose to practice their vocation at a particular company that is the core. What makes the 'centennial club' companies special is the environment or culture. Articles have been written about these companies and how they have succeeded through depressions, wars, recessions, takeovers, downsizing and all other challenging periods in their history.
At Hickory Chair we believe our greatest asset are our people. We are blest to have nearly 700 artisans and craftsmen that choose to practice their vocation at our single workroom in Hickory, North Carolina. Our EDGE culture inspires creativity, collaboration and innovation. Their skills and can-do attitude allow us to make nearly 90% of our entire product assortment in this workroom. Why not 100%? We have to purchase stone, glass, metal, hardware, some species of wood, ornately carved items along with fabrics, leather and trim that we source from all over the world.
Our loyal dealers have challenged us to innovate. Every day we are challenged with requests to make one-of-a-kind custom pieces to order. Every day we collaborate and do all we can to say yes we can do it to as many requests as possible. The result of making custom requests is heightened skill and confidence. What we might have said no to a year ago likely is a yes today!
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Enjoy these pictures of some custom creations that we have made to order in our workoom!
This Marielle Bookcase was made custom as a 3-piece TV cabinet wall unit. It is normally a tall bookcase in your choice of a group of fabrics and nail head trims that comes with or without doors on the base.
Kent Sofa was made into these banquettes for a restaurant. Because of Patrick's request we now make the Kent as a sectional for everyone!
This designer selected the American Empire Tall Dresser as their 'canvas' for their client! Not only was it a group of match panel Benjamin Moore paint colors, but was hand-decorated as well!
The Elinor M2M Sofa was made just the right length for the room and without the back as a special construction.