It is my firm belief that I have a genetic predisposition to be a part of the rug business. My “calling”
dates back to the early 1800’s and to Kayseri, Turkey.
My family migrated from Turkey to Beirut, Lebanon
in the early 1900’s. When I was four years old, I remember witnessing my grandfather’s business, which included
sales and service. I also remember spending summers in my father’s repair shop.
In 1969, my
parents moved to the United States to
reunite with my mother’s family. In 1975 I began to learn the how to repair carpets from my mother who, seemingly,
was born with a needle in her hand. After working on a particular rug for a couple of weeks, I vividly remembered questioning
the value of the rug. When I realized the value, I knew my efforts weren’t reflected in the price.
After I got
my license I worked at Brookline Oriental Rugs Inc. I worked there for five years with my sister’s in-law.
I was exposed to cleaning, repairing, and sales. After I realized I my success in my commission for my sales, I was
motivated to begin P. Nalbandian Oriental Rugs. In 1983, I established my business and know that this was destined to
be my future.