Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery LLC
Founded in 2002 with the goal of exclusively supplying upholstered furniture to City Furniture’s chain of 16 stores throughout South Florida, Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery LLC was able to have its own 63,500-square-foot factory in New Albany, Miss., designed and built to its specifications to produce furniture just-in-time.
“Our first piece came off the end of our production line on Feb. 13, 2003,” recalls Rusty Berryhill, president of Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery LLC. “We designed it and watched it built from the ground floor up. We have a great just-in-time and production flow from one end to the other.
“We have two production lines,” Berryhill explains. “Each production line is made up of eight upholsterers, and we’ll produce anywhere from 60 to 90 pieces per day per upholstery line. The two lines mirror one another. The employees are cross-trained, but they have their specialties. We try to isolate and run specific styles down certain lines because they’re trained more so in those. You may have a style that has a round arm or a skirt that is more suited for the talent that’s on one line vs. another. We try to use their expertise and talents as best possible.”