Who we are
Richards Furnishing is owned and operated by Roger and Chris Hall.
We have owned the business since 1971 , Roger initially started in 1964 as an apprentice for Jack Richards . He retired and Roger and the former business partner Ray Watkins purchased the the business and property. Ray retired from the business in 2000 . Chris came into the business in 2002 and in 2007 became rogers business partner .
1964 – present
Roger started in the business after leaving school in 1964 . He initially was trained as an upholsterer and cabinet maker and even making coffins for the local undertakers . Fitted carpets and vinyl’s were only just becoming popular and available , but as time progressed this became the main focus of the shop. As time moved on the focus of the shop changed to flooring, furniture and selling beds
In 1971 Jack Richards decided to retire and sold the property to Roger and his then business partner Ray Watkins . Also during the early seventies Roger joined the retained Fire Brigade at Leominster and eventually became the sub officer at the station . Before he retired from the brigade he was awarded the MBE for his 30yrs service . Ray retired from the shop in 2000 and Roger took over completely as it became solely Hall family run buisness.
1987 – 1990 , 2002 -present
Chris started working at the shop after school from from about 1987 , and in the holidays out on fitting jobs . After leaving school he went his own way in sales of audio/ visual products and eventually becoming manager of Sony Centre and then a nationwide merchandiser . Then in 2002 circumstances changed and offer to come back to the family business arose which he took . in 2007 he became a business partner in Richard’s .
Let’s make something together.