Famed wood worker discusses decision to close Waco’s Harp Design Co.

Famed wood worker discusses decision to close Waco’s Harp Design Co.

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A staple furniture store, Harp Layout Co., will be closing its doorways in Waco this month. You may be familiar with the famed wood employee whose expertise has been showcased for years on ‘Fixer Upper’ on HGTV and ‘Restoration Road’ on the Magnolia Network.

KWTX sat down with Clint Harp, the muscle mass powering the craftsmanship, and learned a lot more about what went into earning this choice.

The Harp relatives suggests it is a bittersweet minute and that this journey has brought them lifelong mates and an opportunity outside of their wildest dreams. But right after far more than a 10 years in small business, Clint suggests it was time to close this chapter.

The journey begun when Clint’s spouse, Kelly, was approved to Baylor’s grasp method. Clint resolved then that he would give up his job in product sales, go from Houston exactly where the young couple experienced moved to right after graduating undergrad at Baylor.

He was all set to abide by his passion, and that was to make gorgeous parts of home furniture men and women felt very pleased to possess.

Not much more than a several months into starting their upcoming chapter in Waco, Clint has a correctly timed run in with Chip Gaines. Clint says it was like lightning in a bottle.

There, a friendship shaped and a noteworthy career was launched.

“I was texting Chip and Jo the other day just about how grateful I am for the portion they performed, specifically in Harp Style and design Co.,” Clint says.

Due to the fact opening their doorways, the Harp family’s ambition has only developed. On prime of the furnishings store they run an Air BNB, a rental house, a time consuming demonstrate that shoots calendar year round on the Magnolia Community, as effectively as remaining moms and dads to three young children.

“You know, at times you just kind of locate your limitations, and I assume we identified our restrict,” Clint points out.

He states it was by significantly not an uncomplicated determination to make, but he understood it was time.

“It’s a great issue, in the conclusion it’s a fantastic thing, but it’s a tricky matter. I’m going to pass up so quite a few people, the folks that get the job done right here are wonderful, and every single time I see one particular of all those tables I consider of the arms mainly because they had been the kinds that were below day in and working day out setting up this furniture,” claims Clint.

As for what is following? Clint claims he previously has a great deal on his plate, but he’s psyched to check out new items and see in which they go.

“We’re not carried out by any signifies, we’re just closing this chapter on Harp Style and design Co. which has been an remarkable chapter of our lives and there is so many remarkable folks that I’ve gotten to do the job with and so many gorgeous factors that we have been equipped to make and generate. I can say that thoughts are coming, and the juice is flowing yet again, and it is genuinely exciting to see what could occur,” Clint mentioned with an optimistic smile.

Just before they near their doorways, they are owning an pretty much all the things have to go sale at their warehouse at 1316 Franklin Ave. following Thursday-Saturday from 9-5. The making is not branded with Harp Style and design Co. but if you see the signal that claims “Four Star MFG Co.” then you are in the ideal position. The church across the avenue will be available for parking.

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