Pearson Upholstery, known once as the Clyde Pearson Company, was founded in 1941 and has been in continuous operation ever since, producing premium upholstered furniture for consumers nationwide. Mr. Pearson started his company with 25 years of experience in furniture with an idea and three hundred dollars in his pocket in a warehouse in High Point, North Carolina.
Mr. Pearson initially was the manager, manufacturer and the single salesman for the company. His wife ran the office. His father, A.L. Pearson was a very important part of the company as he was a very talented woodworker and frame builder. In 1949, with the great success of his company he moved his operation to a larger, more efficient facility and hired three representatives who traveled North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Over the years Pearson has continued to flourish. In 1955, Mr. Pearson purchased land and built a modern upholstery factory and office in High Point. The company was purchased by the Lane Company in 1968. In 1986 Interco purchased the Lane Company and its divisions which later became Furniture Brands International. Throughout the changes in ownership the Pearson Company stayed focused on its customer creating premium custom upholstered furniture.
Today Pearson is part of Heritage Home Group, one of America’s largest residential furniture companies. In 2014 the manufacturing and office moved to Hickory, North Carolina. This Hickory facility, while 105 years old, is a large 650,000 square foot workroom known for its culture of lean manufacturing and environmental stewardship. Approximately 650 talented artisans and craftsmen collaborate to make high-end custom upholstery and wood products.
As we celebrate this special milestone in our history we take a moment to thank every designer and sales associate who shared our brand with your client. We continue to appreciate the opportunity to make special pieces for homes like yours. Today you can find Pearson through to the trade showrooms around the country and through talented interior designers. Our products are also available through fine furniture stores and design boutiques. Call our toll free number, 800-225-7576, to find an approved Pearson dealer in your area. If you area a designer or Pearson dealer we invite you to come visit our workroom in Hickory, North Carolina and participate in our Hickory University program. We also invite you to visit our inspirational showroom on the third floor of the historic Market Square building during the upcoming April International Home Furnishings Market. For additional information please feel free to email us at PCmail@pearsonco.com or call our toll free number.