Articles Archived: Ask The Expert
Over the years we have been featured in all kinds of publications including some of your favorite magazines! We thought it would be fun to revisit these articles and make them available to you here in a new segment we are calling Articles Archived.
Below is the Ask The Expert article where Bobby Huber was interviewed for the October 2018 issue of House & Home. We hope you enjoy the article as much as we enjoyed participating.
By Lauren Kubiak
Oskar Huber Furniture & Design credits their roots and values leading back to their humble beginnings for having such a strong, professional company today. Oskar Huber Sr. started his business in 1927 after emigrating from Germany. Since first opening on Rising Sun Ave. in Philadelphia PA the furniture and design company has taken pride in providing customers with the best quality in home furnishings.
“One thing we always say is our store has something for everyone; be it coastal or cottage designs to traditional or transitional styles, Oskar Huber Furniture & Design is a one-stop shop,” Bobby Huber Jr., sales manager and buyer, says. “Our designers have the ability to create the most beautiful rooms. We are a fashion-focused store with a relaxed family atmosphere.”
House & Home wanted to learn more about the company and why multiple generations of clients are staying loyal…
How does Oskar Huber—now in its fourth generation of family ownership—instill and uphold its core values and work ethic?
Oskar Sr. instilled in his son Oskar Jr., who taught his sons (my father and uncles) that honesty, quality products and customer service are the keys to running a successful company. Hard work is in our blood; our company isn’t just a business, it is an extension of all of us. Our Family is dedicated to providing the best possible shopping experience with some of the world’s finest quality home furnishings. I always tell customers that our stores are filled with products that I myself would be proud to have in my own home.
What do you suggest to clients not knowing where to start with a design project?
Stop into our store and sit down with one of our designers for a free in-store consultation—bring pictures of your room or rooms that you are looking at re-doing. Our designers will have a casual conversation with you and ask questions to see what you are looking to accomplish. They are happy to guide you through our showrooms to get a sense of what you like, your style, etc. Then after the consultation, our designers (if needed) will give you “homework.” The designer will ask the client to go home and pick up some shelter magazines and clip the pictures you like or go onto Pinterest and create a board with rooms, designs, colors, etc. Find inspiration and bring us what you love. We have the ability to take these images and create the room of your dreams.
How does the company keep up to date on design and furniture products?
We are constantly refreshing and rearranging our showrooms with new furniture introductions, area rugs, artwork, lighting, accessories, paint colors, etc. Our showroom changes weekly. … Our industry follows the fashion industry with new color trends and designs. Multiple times a year we travel to trade shows to view the latest designs, new fabric introductions, styles, finishes etc. We bring in what we feel is best for our customers based on feedback from our designers and customers. The end result is always fresh and current showrooms.
What makes Oskar Huber a reliable resource for home design and furniture?
Our 91 years in business is why customers recommend us to their friends and family members because they know that they received excellent quality for a fair price. Combine that with our heritage, values and expert staff [and that] makes us the resource people can count for quality products and design expertise.
What can clients expect when coming to you for a home design project?
Sometimes the design process can feel daunting but don’t be nervous. Oskar Huber’s professional designers will make you feel at home and they will never pressure you. Whether you are re-doing one room or your whole house. We listen to what our clients want; we will work with items that you want to keep and help you create a beautiful room that is uniquely yours.
This article along with others can be found at the House & Home Magazine website
https://housemagazine.com/magazine/ Used with permission.