Famed wood worker discusses decision to close Waco’s Harp Design Co.

Melissa Bradford

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A staple home furniture store, Harp Structure Co., will be closing its doors in Waco this thirty day period. You may well be familiar with the famed wooden worker whose talent has been showcased for years on ‘Fixer Upper’ on HGTV and ‘Restoration Road’ on the Magnolia Community.

KWTX sat down with Clint Harp, the muscle mass at the rear of the craftsmanship, and learned additional about what went into building this choice.

The Harp family suggests it is a bittersweet moment and that this journey has brought them lifelong close friends and an chance further than their wildest goals. But after a lot more than a 10 years in small business, Clint suggests it was time to close this chapter.

The journey begun when Clint’s spouse, Kelly, was approved to Baylor’s master plan. Clint resolved then that he would stop his career in income, shift from Houston in which the youthful couple experienced moved to following graduating undergrad at Baylor.

He was ready to abide by his enthusiasm, and that was to make beautiful pieces of furnishings persons felt proud to personal.

Not extra than a number of months into beginning their up coming chapter in Waco, Clint has a beautifully timed operate in with Chip Gaines. Clint claims it was like lightning in a bottle.

There, a friendship formed and a notable career was launched.

“I was texting Chip and Jo the other day just about how grateful I am for the aspect they performed, especially in Harp Design and style Co.,” Clint states.

Considering that opening their doorways, the Harp family’s ambition has only developed. On prime of the home furnishings retailer they operate an Air BNB, a rental property, a time consuming present that shoots year spherical on the Magnolia Community, as nicely as becoming mother and father to three little ones.

“You know, from time to time you just type of locate your limits, and I think we uncovered our restrict,” Clint clarifies.

He claims it was by much not an effortless conclusion to make, but he knew it was time.

“It’s a excellent point, in the close it is a very good point, but it’s a challenging thing. I’m likely to skip so many people, the persons that operate below are awesome, and each time I see a person of individuals tables I believe of the palms simply because they had been the types that have been in this article working day in and day out constructing this furniture,” claims Clint.

As for what’s following? Clint claims he now has a lot on his plate, but he’s fired up to try out new points and see exactly where they go.

“We’re not carried out by any suggests, we’re just closing this chapter on Harp Style and design Co. which has been an incredible chapter of our life and there is so many astounding people today that I’ve gotten to work with and so lots of beautiful points that we’ve been capable to make and develop. I can say that tips are coming, and the juice is flowing again, and it is actually enjoyable to see what could occur,” Clint said with an optimistic smile.

Right before they near their doors, they are possessing an just about all the things should go sale at their warehouse at 1316 Franklin Ave. upcoming Thursday-Saturday from 9-5. The constructing is not branded with Harp Design Co. but if you see the sign that states “Four Star MFG Co.” then you are in the correct place. The church throughout the road will be readily available for parking.

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