Who we are
Who we are
Larry Hughey’s Interior Refurbishing LLC was started in 1990. His company has been servicing the Indianapolis area for the past 28 years. In August of 2010, he was asked to lead Hughey Hartman Upholstery. Family owned since 1921, Larry has continued to provide the outstanding quality associated with these two family names. His father, Emerson D. Hughey, passed on April 15, 2017, but his legacy lives on.
Residential upholstery work is varied, from antiques to contemporary furniture; Hughey Hartman does it all, and usually within two weeks! Each piece is carefully torn down, bases are retied, cording is cut on a bias, and skirts are lined. Only top notch supplies are used; in general, each piece is put back better than new! Custom upholstery is the way to go for your valuable furniture.
Custom furniture building is what sets Hughey Hartman apart from most of the shops in town. Our design team has the capabilities to design individual custom pieces and uses only the very best in foam and supplies.
Upholstery is the strong suit of Hughey Hartman, but our company is also known for furniture and carpet cleaning. Let us put your business or residence on a maintenance program that will preserve your furnishings. We recommend professional cleaning every 6 months for residential customers and every 3 months for commercial customers. Hughey Hartman will set an appointment to visit your home or business to determine the an accurate estimate of the work to be provided before making arrangements to actually begin the cleaning.
Furniture reupholstery/restoration is one of the few hand skilled professions that is alive and well in the 21st Century. Recycling quality furniture will bring much pleasure as it is transformed into something “new”. So, if you have a lumpy old sofa or a frayed chair that’s beginning to shed its stuffing, take another look before dismissing it as a “has been”; it could be the beginning of a beautiful new addition to your decor.
Founded in 1921, Hughey Hartman Upholstery provides the best service possible in the upholstery, cleaning and custom furniture building industry for the central Indiana area. We value our team and suppliers. Following a tradition of superior
workmanship and always exploring new techniques, Hughey Hartman stays abreast of the latest power tools and supplies to provide excellent value in upholstery and cleaning.
Ernest Hartman and Lucille Hartman. Ernest use to cane furniture. Lucille was the sewing person. They are my grandparents. They lived on the White River. I have fond memories of my grandparents. I will never forget Grandpa took me fishing on their pontoon boat right by their house. I caught a very big crappie. When we got back to their house he mounted the fish head on a piece of wood and gave it too me. Life was different back in “The Old Days!”
Ernest was born May 10th 1895 and died on Feb. 4th 1974. His wife was D. Lucile Griffith Born Oct. 26th 1897 and died March 6th 1970. The children are Richard, Virginia, Marcia, Jeanette and Carolyn. Ernest had a brother who was in the upholstery business also. His name was Harry H. Hartman. Born March 30th 1902 and died Oct. 9th 1992. My brother Kevin and myself along with my daughter Emily are Generations VI and VII to the Hartman family.
Harry Hartman, Alma Hartman Richardson, Ernest Hartman, August Hartman
Larry started Larry Hughey’s Interior Refurbishing in 1990. Home based for ten years and moved his company down to his father’s plant at 5335 Winthrop Ave. in 2001. Larry moved his shop in August 2010 to our Carmel location. Larry’s first big commercial job was with American States Insurance which is now called Safeco. Larry recovered steelcase office panels for 1 year and 8 months. This was great start to his business and gave Larry a good understanding about production.
My father bought the Upholstery business from my grandpa because he thought he had a better way to tag furniture and had ideas to improve the work flow. My father never used a computer and had all of his jobs written on a 3 x 5 card in his front pocket. Maps back in the day were either in a book that you bought at the drug store or a giant map on a wall. Today’s world is very different with the use of mobile phones and the map feature on a android or a iphone. My father taught me many valuable lessons about business and life. His two favorite moto’s were simple but stay with me on a daily basis.
Emerson “Dee” Hughey, 84, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on April 15, 2017. He is survived y his wife, Beverly J (Hodson) Hughey, three sons; Larry (wife Linda, daughter Emily and children Taegrin and Cori), Kevin (wife Audrey), and David (wife Tamara and children Jacob, Morgan, and Parker) and his brother Edward (wife Sandy and daughters Kim, Kathy, and Karen) His brother Ed passed on March 17th 2018; he is preceded in death by his brother Kenneth (wife Jeanne, daughters; Kenna and Kerry and their husbands Marlin Hollis and Mike Yount) and his parents; Edward and Yoland Hughey.
Dee and the family are lifelong residents of Broad Ripple Village and owned Hughey Hartman Interiors, Town Stichery and Village Framery. Dee who graduated in 1951 from Broad Ripple High School, was also an award winning model boat designer and racer, multi gold medal senior Olympian, custom wood worker and lifetime member of Carmel Optimists.
Kenneth M. Hughey Born Jan 13th 1934
Died May 7th 1982
Emerson D. Hughey Born October 18th 1932
Died April 15th 2017
Edward W. Hughey Born August 16th 1931
Died March 17th 2018
All the Hughey’s were athletes and very good with their hands. They were modeler’s and inventor’s.
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