A Family Owned Furniture Store
Matlock Furniture & Mattress was founded in January, 2015 by Walter and Blair Matlock. Walter has spent over 15 years in the furniture industry, both in retail and wholesale. Blair Matlock has many years of experience in the beverage industry, both in sales and account management. Combining their experience, they decided to open a furniture and mattress business in Blair’s home town of Durango, Colorado. Meet the staff listed below.
Meet the Team
A Native Durangoan, it has long been Blair’s dream to open a full-line furniture store and raise her family in the hometown community she loves. While attending college at California Lutheran University, she met Walter who also immediately fell in love with the Durango area. Together, they have combined her professional sales background, and his deep knowledge of the furniture industry to bring new product lines, unmatched selection, knowledgeable and friendly sales staff, full interior design services and great values to SW Colorado.
Walter began his furniture career as a teenager sweeping the warehouse of a large furniture operation where he grew up in Arizona. Over the last 20 years he has held several different positions in both retail furniture stores and as a wholesale rep for a major manufacturer. Having truly “grown up” in the furniture business, he utilized his vast knowledge to start a store that offers the best variety and quality of merchandise possible at great values. He and his wife, Blair planned for years to make this store a reality and are honored to serve the greater Durango area.
Born and raised in the area, Osha has worked in many different areas of design for the last 12 years including window coverings, lighting and furniture. After studying Interior Design at the Art Institute in Denver, CO, she returned to raise her young family and become a great addition to the Matlock Furniture design team. She has a passion for the artistic flair of design and loves pulling eclectic pieces together for a one-of-a-kind finished product.
Cory hails from North Carolina and moved to Durango with his son in 2012. Cory is a proud Veteran of the Air Force and worked for the Justice Department, protecting US Military installations and high level political appointees, during his military tender. Cory also has extensive sales experience and brings his knowledge and expertise to Matlock Furniture. Cory is the “go-to” guy for mattresses and will help you find the perfect mattress for your absolute comfort.
A third generation Coloradoian, Carolyn graduated with a B.A. in Industrial Arts from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado. After pursuing her law degree and having a successful 25 year law practice in Durango, Carolyn retired. Carolyn is now pursuing her love of industrial design, fabrics, and eclectic furniture. Her unique ability to “think outside of the box” can assist you in your purchasing adventures.