Inauguration, 1,400 square foot showroom opened on Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.
Second location opened in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Gallery is certified by the Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA) as member in good standing.
The Gallery of Oriental Rugs is recognized by Saints John’s Museum as an authority on the history and restoration of Oriental Rugs.
To capture the greater Pawley’s Island market a showroom is opened in Litchfield, South Carolina.
Property at 4101 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina is purchased and a 15,000 square foot showroom is built and all three Wilmington locations are combined.
Mr. Fred Nasseri passes the ORRA examinations and is qualified as a Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA).
The Litchfield showroom is re-located to a Designer Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Forms strategic alliances with renowned Interior Designers.
Gallery of Oriental Rugs wins #1 Rug Retailer in America Award at the National AmericasMart Trade Show.
Creates new division to market decorative rugs, custom-made and broadloom products to retail customers, architects, builders and interior designers