Where we make COCOCO Furniture (is changing)
Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC
Still made in North Carolina!
Since our inception we have made our COCOCO furniture right here in North Carolina. The area around Hickory, North Carolina has long been the home of the American upholstery industry and we started COCOCO right in the heart of this area in Newton, North Carolina.
Our first plant was really just a corner of a larger building we were able to arrange into an upholstery shop. We did not even have walls between us and the frame shop that occupied the balance of the building. We started with about 7,500 square feet which grew to about 12,000 feet by the time we finally had to move out about two years ago because we just could not produce enough in that space.
We moved to a building about a mile away in Maiden, North Carolina which is 25,000 square feet. When we made that move we were so excited as we thought that was so much space that we would not need to move for at least five years. We were wrong. As our business continued to expand we quickly filled that space and a year and a half later we know we had to start looking at larger facilities.
Flash forward six months and we are getting ready to move again. Our ownership group has acquired a manufacturing complex in Claremont, North Carolina, the centerpiece of which is a 60,000 square foot manufacturing building. This complex was formerly the home of a furniture company that went out of business when the Great Recession hit the industry so hard. Ironically, that occurred right about the time we were moving towards starting our company.
The complex is centrally located near the plants of many of the larger furniture manufacturers including Williams-Sonoma, Baker, Lee Industries, CR Laine and more. We believe this complex will allow us to continue to expand our style lines and grow our business for many years to come. The timetable for the move is not set, but we should be in the new space before summer for sure.
Thank you for your support which is what makes all of this possible!
STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-5 EST / Sat 10-4 EST / Sun by Appointment
Text: +1(704)996-4343 for after/off hour appointments
Note: Our Cornelius, NC showroom doubles as our corporate offices. Located just north of charlotte in the Lake Norman area, our showroom is 4500 square feet in a renovated cotton mill dating back to 1895. We display many of our styles and also may have samples for sale off of the floor. We have what is probably the largest selection of leathers anywhere and a wide selection of fabrics and colors.
STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-6 EST / Sat 10-5 EST / Sun 12-5 EST
Text: +1(980) 229-5531 for after/off hour appointments
Note: Our Georgia showroom is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead Village near the Buckhead Atlanta project and right around the corner from RH’s new Atlanta showroom.