- Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:31
It has been said that our society has consumed more natural resources in the past 100 years than in all of man’s previous existence combined. However, for over 170 years and through five generations of family ownership, Harden Furniture has upheld a tradition of environmental stewardship. By employing its own Forestry Team and adhering to environmentally-sound principles and proven silviculture methods, Harden has been practicing responsible environmental policy since before the Industrial Revolution. Not only is the Harden family five generations old, but many Harden employees have five generations of historical roots in the company. Why such loyalty? From the very beginning, founder Charles S. Harden Sr.’s concern for his employees and the village in which they lived was reflected in the construction of churches, a community house, and several homes for the employees – in a very distinct way, a sustainable community before it’s time. That groundbreaking pioneer spirit was evident in the Harden family long before a single piece of furniture was ever produced.
The company’s originator, Charles S. Harden, Sr., was born to a family who moved into the unbroken wilderness of Verona, N.Y. in the 1800s. Charles eventually headed west in search of adventure and gold. Finding none, Harden decided to move his family back to New York, settling in McConnellsville and purchasing a sawmill on Fish Creek. His life experience to that point was one of living off the land exclusively. As a result, Charles Harden had a strong sense of respect for the land, which became part of the Harden family “DNA.”
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- Monday, 11 July 2016 18:43
Courtney Jacob Harmon graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Before moving to Charleston, Courtney worked in Greenville for Carolina Furniture and Interiors helping clients with her design expertise in room layouts, treatments, light fixtures, and custom furniture.
In Charleston, Courtney furthered her knowledge in flooring and kitchen and bath design before beginning with Southeastern Galleries. She appreciates detail, and understands that a client has his or her own unique taste, and that it should be exemplified in their home with every added feature. From a small to large scale project, anything from designing a single room to full home specifications, she’s ready with just the right touch and she will appeal to your taste.
In her own home, she loves to blend a rustic feel with an elegant finish. With two boys, her husband, Hal, and 4 month-old son, little Hal, she’s learned to appreciate the beauty in deer antlers. As a passionate designer, she would love to be a helping hand in making your home what you always wanted.
Courtney can be reached in the showroom or via email