Des Kelly Interiors celebrates 50 years in business, marking half a century since ‘the Carpet Man’, Des Kelly Snr, opened his first store at Cross Guns Bridge in Glasnevin in Dublin. The golden anniversary will be marked by a staff celebration later in the year and a series of consumer promotions reflecting the brand’s 1970 launch. Founder Des Kelly passed away four years ago, and the company is now led by his sons Greg Kelly, Gerardo and daughter Youlanda Kelly. Many members of the extended Kelly family, children and grandchildren, work across the network of ten showrooms throughout Leinster and the online retail business.
The company has employed 100’s over the last 50 years, many of whom have been with the business for decades. On a number of occasions, three generations of one family have worked in sales or as fitters for the interiors business. The wholly Irish owned and run family business has grown significantly, based on affordable quality and expert advice in beds, floorings and home furnishings. Recently a large new central warehouse, soon to be the company’s head office, was established at North West Business Park in Dublin to receive all carpet, wood flooring, beds and furniture for dispatch to stores and direct to customers.
Members of ‘Guaranteed Irish’, the Des Kelly business has 90% Irish suppliers including Navan Carpets, Ulster Carpets, Furlong Flooring, Respa Beds, Natural Sleep, Spring Air and many more, a deliberate business position to ensure continuity of supply, competitive prices and quality.