John-Richard was formed in 1980 as a sideline business to one of the largest retail furniture operations in the Mississippi Delta. The first product was wall decor and consisted of 38 prints, primarily hand colored engravings. The name of the company was drawn from the middle names of the original partners.
The success of the company is based on it’s commitment to a strong design staff; there are nine designers involved in every aspect of the business. The company expanded into lighting in 1990, mirrors in 1991, accessories in 1992, accent furniture in 1995 and soft goods in 1999. All expansions have borrowed technologies from each other, through exposure to new materials, finishes, and resources providing a unique look to the market.