RHF Investments acquires Classic Leather, St. Timothy Furniture

Furniture from St. Timothy Furniture for the Saratoga Golf & Polo Club. 

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HICKORY, N.C. -- RHF Investments Inc., the parent company of Century Furniture, Hancock & Moore, Hickory Chair, Jessica Charles, Highland House Furniture, Maitland Smith and Cabot Wrenn, announces 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, according to a report in the Hickory Daily Record.

RHF Investments ranks #49 on the FDMC300 ranking of top wood-products companies. The company had an estimated $205 million in 2022 sales and operates five manufacturing plants in Hickory and Lenoir, N.C.

“Since the founding of Classic Leather in 1966, we have crafted high-quality, artisan furniture, entirely manufactured in Hickory," said Tommy Shores Jr., president and owner of Classic Leather.

"Our partnership with RHF represents tremendous opportunity for our employees, and for the legacy of Classic Leather and its founder, Tom Shores Sr. In fact, 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."

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