As many American businesses, JH Carr began in the house of the founder.
In our story the house was in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, the founder was James Hector Carr and the year was 1937. James worked in the shipyards during the day and built headboard frames at night. Louise, his wife, did the sewing and decorative work then James would finish the upholstering.
We got into the commercial furniture business by chance when a headboard customer asked James if he could make a booth for a restaurant. James and Louise made the booth and the JH Carr & Sons furniture company was started. The company lived up to its name when James and Louise’s sons, Jim and Jerry, joined the company in the early 1960’s.
Through the next two decades, the product line expanded to include chairs in the 1970’s and tables in the 1980’s. Following years of growth and a series of moves, JH Carr & Sons settled into the current location in Kent in 2000. One constant at JH Carr has been the high level of service and quality products we offer to our customers’ year in and year out.
Working in conjunction with local foodservice dealers and interior designers, we've provided furnishings for a variety of commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest.
From product specification, space layout, and finish selection to manufacturing to delivery and installation, we can provide guidance through every phase of a project. Furnishing spaces is what we do every day so take advantage of expertise.
We’ll meet to discuss the project vision, desired outcome and preliminary budget figures. On a visit to our showroom you can experience the comfort and see the quality of our products first hand. Our talented sales team will assist in determining the best products to fit your needs and space. Standard products can be modified or have a different upholstery application to make a unique piece.
Scope & Proposal
Once we have a basic idea of the project, we’ll conduct a site visit to help define the layout and identify quantities needed. From here we’ll discuss finishes so we can prepare a project quote.
Upon receipt of your order and signed approval drawings, if necessary, we’ll get your project scheduled. Lead times vary depending on the overall size and scope of the project, with 6-8 weeks being average. We’ll work with you to coordinate the manufacturing completion to coincide with the availability of your space.
Delivery & Installation
As the project completion nears, we’ll schedule delivery of your order. If the JH Carr team is installing your project, we’ll be on-site to receive the delivery and begin getting your space ready for business. We’ll even take out the trash!