A Family Passion Since 1931
At Sharian, we have been selling, restoring and cleaning fine Oriental rugs for more than 90 years. Rugs have been the focus of our family for four generations. What does this mean for our customers? It means we are here to stay. We have a long history of service and integrity. And we really know our business.
Sharian was started in 1931 by Bedros and Varthouhi Sharian, and Varthouhi’s brother Lutfig Geovkalayjian, Armenian immigrants who came to Atlanta in the early 1920s. The Sharian’s son Bedros Sharian, Jr., led the firm along with his brother Paul, beginning in the 1950s.
Today, Bedros’s children Ruth, Ritchie and Bedros III, and Paul’s daughter, Lydia, are involved in running the company day-to-day. Paul has retired, but Bedros, Jr. still serves as chairman emeritus, and works every day in the showroom. The next generation of Sharians, starting with Ruth’s son, Jim, is not far behind.
Jim Garner, general manager of our rug cleaning division, is the only person in Georgia to be both a certified Master Rug Cleaner and a certified Rug Appraiser.