In 1969, Eugene and Shirley Hux started a dealership specializing in educational furniture for K-12 classrooms in the basement of their home. Struggling to name the new company, they decided to blend the first names of their two sons into a one-word brand for the firm. Taking the DOU from Doug and the RON from Ron, the DOURON name was created.
No one could have known that those humble first steps would create a regional powerhouse in the educational furniture market. A half century later, Douron is not only a leader in the field of education, but in interior environments across many disciplines including public libraries, federal and local government facilities and corporate spaces.
Douron is now one of the largest family-owned and operated furniture dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic, continuing a half-century of growth from its beginnings in a basement to its current status as a regional industry leader in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. (DMV)
From Eugene and Shirley’s original idea in 1969 to their son Ron Hux assuming leadership of the company in 1984, from a basement to our current 100,000 square-foot headquarters and showroom in Owings Mills, MD, Douron has seen many changes in design trends, and to this day we stay ahead of the curve in the always-changing field of commercial interiors.
But Douron remains a regional industry leader not only because of our ability to change with the times, but because of the things that haven’t changed: the concept of a business built on honesty and integrity, and with a corporate culture of respect for its employees, many of whom have been with us for decades.
New products and design trends have come and gone, but these basic principles have remained a constant guiding principle in the way we work with both our clients and our employees.
The Douron Way—Honesty and Integrity.