RHF Investments, Inc., the parent company of Century Furniture, Hancock & Moore, Hickory Chair, Jessica Charles, Highland House Furniture, Maitland Smith and Cabot Wrenn, has announced the acquisition of the operations and assets of Classic Leather and St. Timothy Furniture. Classic Leather is a 56-year-old producer of high-end, custom upholstery with a 125,000-square-foot production facility, in Conover, NC.
“Since the founding of Classic Leather in 1966, we have crafted high-quality, artisan furniture, entirely manufactured in Hickory, NC. Our partnership with RHF represents tremendous opportunity for our employees, and for the legacy of Classic Leather and its founder, Tom Shores, Sr.
"This partnership feels in many ways full circle to us. My father started his career in furniture manufacturing with Century Furniture, working closely with Harley Shuford, who remained a mentor and lifelong friend even after my father started Classic Leather. We are so excited about this opportunity and enthusiastic about working with the Century Furniture brands and RHF Investments,” stated Tommy Shores, Jr., President and Owner of Classic Leather.
“Classic Leather has a legacy of crafting high-quality upholstery and has highly skilled employees. We could not be more excited to welcome this strong group of artisans into the Rock House Brands family. We will work to continue the legacy that the Shores family has created,” stated Alex Shuford III, CEO RHF Inc.
The transaction will gradually boost the upholstery capacity for Rock House Brands as the Classic Leather factory completes its existing backlog and converts over to Rock House Brands production. The factory currently employs more than 80 individuals and Rock House Brands expects to expand the workforce through hiring and training over the coming months.