In 1969, Eugene and Shirley Hux started an furniture dealership specializing in educational furniture used in K-12 classrooms in the basement of their home. They struggled with names and decided to blend their two son’s names into one name for the company. They took the DOU from Doug and the RON from Ron and created DOURON.
Who would have known their first steps in the educational furniture market would lead to an expansive move retaining their roots in the Educational Furniture market expanding into providing interior environments servicing Public Libraries, Federal and Local Government facilities and Corporate Environments.
That’s why Douron is now one of the largest family-owned and operated furniture dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic, continuing a half-century of growth from their beginnings in a basement to a regional industry leader in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. (DMV)
From those humble beginnings to their son Ron Hux’s leadership in 1984 our current 100,000 square-foot headquarters and showroom in Owings Mills, MD, Douron has seen many changes.
What hasn’t changed over those 50 years is 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 to the way we do things.
The Douron Way—Honesty and Integrity.