BOARDMAN, Ohio – Sales at Rusco Design Center remained on pace in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 and are on pace to increase this year.
“Throughout our ‘slow’ season, we never slowed down,” says Chris Bryson, owner of the company. “With some very elaborate and large kitchen and bath projects, we are well over expected targets for our 2022 sales levels.”
Bryson says his company, which is marking its 80th anniversary this year, completed what he described as some “beautiful and unique” projects in 2021.
“I have done a beautiful natural walnut kitchen, a red birch kitchen, a hand-distressed oak kitchen and some of the wildest and one-of-a-kind natural stone counter tops that are fit for a magazine,” Bryson says.
The company is facing some challenges, including product availability and installation timelines. “Nearly every partner is busy and all of our vendors are nearly double typical lead times on everything from cabinetry to plumbing fixtures,” Bryson says.