Myers Carpet was the first and remains the oldest carpet outlet in Dalton , Georgia , “The Carpet Capital of the World “.
The company was founded in 1957 by Gene Myers , who started buying scraps of carpet from local mills and reworking them into stair treads and small rugs he then sold through area chenille stores . Myers with the help of his wife Evelyn , and later sons Rick and Ray , soon opened Dalton’s first carpet store and began offering carpet from local mills ; Patcraft was the first . Later , Art Black , founder of Evans & Black , gave Myers his line. In those days , Dalton outlet stores operated much more as wholesalers than as traditional retailers according to Rick Myers . Dalton outlets had protected mills that no one else in Dalton could buy from directly .So the outlet would sell those products to other Dalton outlets , carpet retailers outside of Dalton who didn’thave access to those mills , and to the general public .In 1987. Myers Carpet opened a 3000 sq.ft. showroom on Peachtree Street in Atlanta . Six years later we purchased and moved into a 35,000 sq.ft. warehouse and showroom at 1500 Northside Drive .That location quickly became the flagship retail store for Myers . Then in 1998 , Myers Flooring was opened in Nashville , followed by the purchase in 2001 of the showroom and warehouse of Divison Street Carpets at 641 Division Street in downtown Nashville.Today Myers Carpet consists of Myers Carpet Dalton , Myers Carpet Atlanta , and Myers Flooring Nashville .We have around 60 full time employees and employ several teams of installers. As we continue to sell products from Shaw ,Mohawk , and Beaulieu.
Myers has expanded over the years into selling high-end carpet and area rugs , many constructed of wool or natural fibers . Myers Carpet has become the largest wool carpeting retailer in the south and one of the major natural fiber retailers in the country . One of the keys to our success is that all three locations have custom workrooms where we cut , serge , bind , and create customized area rugs and room-sized rugs . Custom sizes are the biggest sellers in this upscale market “The workroom has been a successful addition to our business for several years because high-end customers demand such service“, says Ray Myers . “Many of our customers are in million-dollar Buckhead homes and need quality craftsmanship .We are so close and can turn things quickly for them “.In recent years , Myers Carpet has also expanded into hardsurface stocking several styles and sampling most major hardwood , laminate , and tile manufacturers.
In-house installation has also been established as another service to our customers .Our business ranges from a 2 ft. x 3 ft. area rug to huge commercial floorcovering projects and everything in between .
We havecome along way from 1957 when Raymond Myers , Gene Myers’ father , let him use his smokehouse on Dug Gap Road , a dirt road at the time, to start Myers Carpet .
Ray, Rick, and Evelyn Myers offer our gratitude to all our employees and customers and we look forward to the future and growth of Myers Carpet Company .