As the child of immigrants, Howard learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and dedicated effort.
At the conclusion of WWII, after being discharged from the navy, Howard moved his wife, Rose, and their young family from St. Paul, Minnesota to Phoenix.
After a brief retirement from several successful businesses, Howard saw an opportunity to supply the design trade with fabrics, trims, supplies, and knowledgeable customer service. In 1965, H&R Sales opened with Howard at the helm and his sons, Kenneth and Verne, at his side.
Here is a little-known piece of family trivia; at its’ inception, the H&R stood for Howard and Rose. Several years ago, the business rebranded from H&R Sales to Home and Recreational Fabrics, better known as: H&R Fabrics.