AUSTIN, Texas, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Trends & Design, wholesale specialists in solid wood home furnishings, is excited to announce a new warehouse expansion to 70,000 square feet, doubling their previous US capacity and adding an on location showroom. Their new location, just minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin, enables them to meet the growing demand for their sustainable, solid wood furniture.
Co-founders Hank Cravey and Dhaval Lodhavia started the business in 2005. Cravey manages operations in the US while Lodhavia, oversees operations in Asia. By creating their own designs and developing production facilities in Asia, they've been able to grow the business by 275% over the past three years.
Cravey and Lodhavia found one of the biggest challenges in the furniture industry is to ensure efficiency in supply chain management. The move to the new warehouse has enabled the company to offer a wider variety of inventory and ensure that the goods are ready for delivery. HTD Direct services offer very competitive wholesale pricing.
From April 21st to 26th, they will be displaying their dining, living and bedroom collections at the High Point Market in Charlotte, NC (Showplace #1515). Buyers will get the opportunity to experience the craftsmanship and beauty of many of their designer collections.
Industry leaders recommend Home Trends & Design. Jim McIngvale, Owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, TX and Furniture Today 2010 Retailer of the Year, goes on the record about the quality of their furniture, "Home Trends & Design's solid wood furniture is a product customers love. This solid wood product requires zero service after the sale. It's a winner for your customers and your company."
Home Trends & Design is included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 List for 2011 and was awarded the number six spot on the Austin Business Journal's FAST 50, Central Texas' fastest-growing companies of 2010.
Home Trends & Design is one of the Founding Members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a group of manufacturers that promotes eco-friendly practices. Their desire to make eco-friendly products leads them to work primarily with Mango and Acacia trees for their solid wood furniture, as well as reclaimed wood from other sources. Not only does their choice of materials lead to beautiful and long-lasting furniture, meaning it won't have to be replaced as often, but it also reduces the carbon footprint involved in their manufacturing.
SOURCE Home Trends & Design