HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston has lost a Pioneer in the rug industry. Gus Parvizian passed away on September 13, 2017. His memory remains with us through the many homes he furnished and charities he supported.
Mr. Parvizian immigrated to the United States from Iran at the age of 19. He immediately set out to achieve the American Dream by entering college, while simultaneously partnering with his brothers in a retail rug store in the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He received both a Bachelor's in Math from Morgan State University and a Master's in Medical Engineering from George Washington University, while continuing to grow the family rug business.
The oil boom of the 80's brought him to Houston. He was known as "Houston's Rug Guy."
Most oriental rugs owned by Houstonians in the last 40 years were purchased at Parvizian Rug and Home. When rugs were only accessible in remote mountains and small villages around the world, Mr. Parvizian travelled and brought these works of art to Texas. Mr. Parvizian went on to open stores in Dallas, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Arizona and Germany.
Mr. Parvizian was a charitable man who gave generous contributions and held fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, and the Diabetes Foundation. Over one thousand people attended his memorial at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Houston. Many elected officials, members of law enforcement and city, state and federal administrators came to show their respect. One of our congressional representatives presented the Parvizian family with a flag that was flown at the U.S. Congress as a legacy to Gus who gave back so much to the community.
A family mandated Estate Liquidation Sale will begin in January 2018 at the Houston store located at 5801 Westheimer Rd.
Gus will be deeply missed. He had asked that a portion of his estate continue to assist the charities he supported which include:
The American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation and the Diabetes Foundation. More information can be found in the following links:
About Parvizian Rug and Home:
Parvizian Rugs has been serving the Houston community for over 40 years. Their mission is to provide the finest selection and highest quality oriental rugs at the best value in today's marketplace. Their collection of styles range from the finest Traditional Persian Antiques and Masterpieces to Transitional Modern designs which compliment a broad spectrum of fine homes throughout the country.
Contact: Patty Adams
Parvizian Rug and Home
5801 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713 621 7000
SOURCE Parvizian Rugs