NAPLES, Fla. – Stark, a more than 80-year-old national carpet and rug company, has acquired Designers’ Rug Center based in Naples, Fla. Designers’ Rug Center has been offering wall-to-wall carpet along with custom rugs since the company’s founding in 1992.
The new company will now be known as Design Center by Stark, which will offer customers in the region a larger product line along with additional service and support.
“We are thrilled to now offer our clients and the interior design community a greatly enhanced array of the finest quality rugs and wall-to-wall carpet thanks to our new affiliation with Stark,” said Chris Smith, Designers’ Rug Center founder. “After 30 years in Southwest Florida, we’re confident our past and future clients will love our expanded showroom and increased inventory of the latest luxurious carpet and rugs available.”
Established in 1938, Stark is known as a designer’s go-to source for luxurious rugs and carpets. For its part, Designers’ Rug Center has been offering hand-selected fine rugs from around the globe for 30 years.
Smith said that in combining the best components of both businesses, Design Center by Stark will have the same high-quality standards for product, service and selection clients have grown to expect from both brands.
The downtown Naples showroom stocks about 5,000 rugs and samples in a wide variety of styles and price points including oriental masterpieces valued at more than $100,000. As Design Center by Stark, the new Naples showroom will now reside at 2150 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, Florida 34103.
“Stark has been committed to Florida design for many years,” said Chad Stark, company CEO. “We look forward to expanding design relationships and presence in the Naples area, and we are thrilled to combine Designers’ Rug Center’s 30 years of experience and local expertise with Stark’s heritage and resources.”