Members of the team from Coley Home pose for a photo at the company’s new facility in Claremont, N.C.
CHARLOTTE — Direct-to-consumer company Coley Home has acquired its own manufacturing facility in Claremont, N.C.
“We’ve built a strong and immensely talented team and we’ve already started production,” said Coley Hull, founder of Coley Home. “We are excited to announce Trent Wright, a local manufacturing expert in the Catawba, N.C., area, has joined our team as head of manufacturing. His expertise and years of experience will allow us to continue delivering the highest quality furniture.”
The new 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant was formerly owned by Hickory Springs. Hull said the opportunity to acquire the plant came up about two months ago so it’s been a fast turnaround. One of the company‘s goals has been to keep all production within North Carolina, according to Hull.
“We treasure the local artisans that we work with to handcraft our products,” she added. “This move will allow us to develop new products faster and more efficiently, delivering custom orders quicker than ever before. “
Since it manufactures in the U.S., Coley Home has been able to ship new items within 10 business days throughout the pandemic.
The company launched in 2019 with a handful of team members, and it now has more than 40 employees on staff. Over the past three years, the company has launched three new collections and expanded from beds such as the Crown Bed to small furniture such as the Nash Swivel glider, the Teeny swivel and the Lil ottoman. The company’s newest collection is scheduled to debut in January 2022.
“We’ve had so many requests for sofas, chairs, gliders and daybeds even,” said Hull. “So we will be adding those pieces early next year. The new pieces will be available in 50 different fabrics.”
Hull said they did have some issues during the foam shortage earlier this year, but the company’s partners came through for them and helped them to continue to deliver within 10 days.
“With the explosion in e-commerce during the pandemic, demand has really increased for us,” she said. “We encourage customers to order free swatches of fabric before they purchase to make sure the color and feel are what they want, and most people take advantage of that offer.”
In the next six or seven months, the company hopes to open its first showroom in the office of its Claremont, N.C., facility. Eventually Hull said it wants to offer pop-up shops in different cities and perhaps even a store in Charlotte.