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Carpet Center

Staff and StorefrontWe are a second generation, family-owned, full service floor covering store. You can find us centrally located in Downtown Huron, SD. We offer a large selection, helpful sales staff, fast service, and experienced installation. The Carpet Center only offers first quality products from name brand manufacturers. We are a premiere dealer of Mohawk (we are a Mohawk Color Center), Dal-Tile, Schluter Systems, Congoleum, J&J Commercial, and Tandus Commercial. 

Our Story
The business, then called Fair City Furniture, was started in 1963 by Lloyd Venables and Earl Meyers in Huron, SD. Lloyd Venables bought out Earl Meyers in 1969 and began featuring quality carpet and vinyl floor covering along with home furnishings. After a while a new stand alone full line floor covering store was started. By 1973 the furniture store was sold and full attention was given to the new store, now called The Carpet Center. Lloyd's son, Gary, joined at that time. Lloyd retired in 1980 and a new partner, Bob Cameron joined Gary as owners of The Carpet Center. Bob retired in 2013 after Gary purchased Bob's share of the business. The Carpet Center is now owned by Gary and his wife, Dolly Venables. There are two other full time employees along with one seasonal employee. 

Our Team
Lance is an estimator, controls the warehouse, and also works in sales. Cheryl runs the office, works in sales, and helps with decorating ideas. Gary also does estimating, works in sales, and helps in warehouse. Mason is seasonal and does summer maintenance and clean up. The four have combined floor covering experience of over 64 years. Denny, Carl, Keith, Beau, and Gene handle installations, all have more than 20 years experience in floor covering installs. 

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