PIERCETON — The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Columbia House Interiors as the July Business of the Month.
Columbia House Interiors is a sister store to the Village Antique Galleria here in downtown Pierceton that is commonly known for their wide display of 1880s European antiques.
Moving to Pierceton from Indianapolis in 1954, Ned and Alma Freeman initially opened Freeman’s Department Store in the downtown Pierceton district. After 51 years of business in Columbia City, they moved their business to Pierceton in April 2016.
“We love Pierceton,” said Alma Freeman. “The people here are always so nice so it made the most sense for us.”
Starting in 1957, the Columbia House Interiors focus has always been on their customers.
“The only way to do business is to do it by the Golden Rule,” said Ned Freeman.
With only four employees, Columbia House Interiors specializes in interior design offering services in window coverings, artwork and antique furniture. In 1976, Columbia House Interiors expanded their artwork division and began offering customers the opportunity to own their own unique piece. Artwork from artists PB Muckley-Moss, Andy Thomas, Jamie Wyeth and Erte can all be found on display available for purchase within their facility.
Columbia House Interiors is proud of the customer focus they put for with each person that enters their front door. Kathi Roman, who has worked for Columbia House Interiors for 38 years, designs coverings that can be voice controlled, wireless, and the standard pull-down blinds based on the customer’s specific needs. Many different brands of window coverings can be found on display and sold from Columbia House Interiors, including the well-renowned Hunter Douglas brand.
Another unique service available at Columbia House Interiors is the custom framing division of their facility. Designing frames for over 40 years, Ned Freeman is proud of the conservation method that he uses to preserve the memorabilia brought to Columbia House Interiors. This method requires no adhesives rather bracing the piece so that at any moment the memorabilia can be removed from the display unit.
“If it will stand still, we will frame it!” said Ned as he discussed many of the unique items brought to Columbia House Interiors to be preserved.
Columbia House Interiors is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in downtown Pierceton, located at 107-109 N. First St. Make sure to follow them on Facebook as they routinely have special discounts. This fall, they will be having a sale on everything in the store including shades, framing and artwork. Columbia House Interiors can also be contacted via telephone at (574) 688-0031 or (260) 244-7305 or visit their website at www.columbiahouseinteriors.com.