About Avenue Rugs
Avenue Rugs was founded and established in 1997 by Charlie Chartier to provide sustainable, attractive BESPOKE wool rugs and broadloom carpet engineered to meet the demanding performance of commercial interiors. Our rugs are perfect for accenting a space, improving acoustics, and branding.
At Avenue Rugs, we design and engineer the products in Mandeville, LA. Production is in Asia at various factories. Sales agents are located in multiple US cities. Avenue Rugs is a wholly owned U.S. company headquartered in Louisiana. We own the brand and designs not the factories.
Principal and president, Charlie Chartier formed Chartier & Associates, Inc. in 1984 as manufacturers’ representatives and consultants, specializing in the floor covering industry. Representing the following companies over time in Louisiana and Mississippi: Avenue Rugs, BentleyPrinceStreet, Brintons, DLW, Interface, KarastanBigelow, and Nora.
Charlie is a LEED AP since 2004 and a founding board member of the Louisiana Chapter, USGBC. He is a member of IFMA New Orleans chapter, previous board member and current Fund Raising Chair for 20 years. He also was a board member of IIDA Delta Chapter and an industry member for 32 years.
Chartier & Associates, Inc. established as Manufacturer’s Representatives in the Commercial Flooring Industry.
Avenue Rugs, division of Chartier & Associates, Inc is formed to design and make Hand Tufted wool rugs and carpet that are suitable for commercial interiors.
In 2000, Avenue design studio moves from the Urban City Centre to a natural environment on Bayou Chinchuba.
Factory visit to develop new construction methods
Avenue Rugs adds Genuine Woven Axminster Carpet to its product line
Houston Office established under the direction of Lori Augustine, Principal/ Vice President.
Begins market expansion to San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, and Orlando
Avenue Rugs develops “Caviar” a first ever large felted yarn in loop construction and wins an ADEX Platinum Award for Design and Quality
Avenue Introduces Acoustical Art.