Larry D. Hughey
In August of 2010, he was asked to lead Hughey Hartman Interiors and Larry changed the name from Interiors to Upholstery and
moved to Carmel,IN.
Family owned since 1921, Larry has continued to provide the outstanding quality associated with these two family names.
Next year on the anniversary of Dee Hughey’s passing the company will be celebrating 100 years in business.
Savvy Decor is owned by Linda A. Mordoh, Allied ASID, and was started in 1978. Since its inception Linda has made
Savvy Decor one of the premier design firms in the Indianapolis, Carmel area.
Savvy Decor is a full-service design firm offering everything from wallpaper, fabric, furniture, lighting,
accessories to the ability to remodel or build you a new home.
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.
Larry has been cleaning for 42 years and has the latest in extraction equipment and chemicals.
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.
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.
History of a 100 year old family business.
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. The only children survived are Marcia 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 taught me many valuable lessons about business and life. His moto’s were simple but stay with me on a daily basis.
“JUST DO WHAT YOU SAY YOUR GOING TO DO!”
“A MAN IS AS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS WORD!”
“IT DOES NOT JUST HAPPEN! YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
Emerson “Dee” Hughey, 84, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on April 15, 2017. Beverly Joy Hughey 78 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully, at home on Feb 24, 2019. Dee, Beverly and the family are lifelong residents of Broad Ripple Village and owned Hughey Hartman Interiors, Town Stitchery and Village Framery. Dee and Beverly are survived by 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. Surviving members of Kenneth (wife Jeanne, daughters; Kenna and Kerry and their husbands Marlin Hollis and Mike Yount) and his parents; Edward and Yoland Hughey. 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.