Pindler & Pindler Inc. became a business and opened our first store on Western Ave. in Los Angeles in 1947. The company moved to Third Street and Robertson Blvd in 1949. Around 1950, Matthew M. Pindler and Carl Pindler began buying fabric directly from mills that would provide continuity of delivery. Pindler & Pindler Inc. was primarily known as a drapery jobber throughout the 1950s. Carl’s son, Curt R. Pindler, began going to work with his dad on weekends and during the summer vacation months to make some pocket money as well as learn the business from the ground up. Matthew Pindler retired in 1957.
COMPANY MOVES TO NEW BUILDING
The company moved to a 10,000-square-foot building at 145 North Robertson Blvd. in 1962. The warehouse was upstairs and the offices and showroom were downstairs. Robertson Blvd. was the heart of the design trade during the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s. California was a regional market with many fabric jobbers and allied industries.
During this time, Pindler & Pindler Inc. increased representation in San Francisco and Seattle. Outside sales people were added as the company grew. The company now carried upholstery fabrics, prints, drapery fabrics and trim. In 1971, the company moved to a larger location in Culver City, CA, while maintaining a showroom on Robertson Blvd.
Curt Pindler joined the company in 1972 after completing a BFA and a stint in the military, in addition to working in other industries. He was hired as a sales representative for the Los Angeles area. Working directly with the design trade enabled Curt to have an understanding of design and color trends in the industry. He became director of product development, which is his first love, and by 1974 was traveling the world networking and discovering new mill sources far and wide. The company began having meteoric increases due to introducing relevant product and distribution in more locations. Carl Pindler passed away in 1988, whereby Curt Pindler purchased the company from the family.
Pindler & Pindler Inc. moved to a 55,000-square-foot facility in Redondo Beach, CA.
NEW CORPORATE IMAGE
The rapid expansion and high visibility called for a new corporate image; a new logo was implemented and plans were being drawn for a complete update for all showrooms.
Carl Pindler, president of Pindler & Pindler Inc. died in May, leaving his son, Curt Pindler, to take over as president. Curt had been actively involved in the company’s management, as well as product development, giving the company our direction for the last 20 years.
We moved to 120,000-square-foot facility in Moorpark, CA, in 1994. At this time, Pindler had 18 company-owned showrooms nationally, as well as international agents. In addition, we employed more than 30 outside salespeople.
HEARST CASTLE COLLECTION
The introduction of the Hearst Castle Collection in March of this year was extremely successful. The interior designer acknowledged the panache of this exclusive collection as evidenced by strong sales. This licensing agreement lent Pindler the inspiration to develop products that were commensurate with the best boutique fabric houses in both the United States and Europe.
NEWPORT MANSIONS COLLECTION
The launch of our Newport Mansions Collection occurred in New York City to an enthusiastic audience of magazine editors and interior designers. Curt Pindler presented the exclusive fabrics with a prelude by the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island’s curator. The unprecedented six-year licensing agreement with Newport has endeared Pindler to the professional interior designer, offering them one-stop shopping for unique, color-forward product.
NEW BRANDING AND WEBSITE LAUNCH
Pindler launched their new redesigned website on November 21, 2014. The new website reflects the modern, upscale atmosphere of our new brand. The website provides the necessary tools for today’s busy interior designer. Enhanced search capabilities, detailed product information, educational elements, and links to the company’s social media platforms are just a sampling of what you will find on the redesigned site. Pindler’s vision was to create a site that is full of inspiration, information and most importantly, convenience.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, Curt Pindler announced the appointment of Sean Quinn to President. “I am very excited to make this appointment of Sean Quinn to the role of President at Pindler. Over the past 4 ½ years, he has immersed himself in our business and has been integral in Pindler’s progress and growth. Sean has proven his capacity to forge ahead in the highly competitive market. As a visionary leader, he brings a proven record of accomplishment in brand building and executing strategies. We are confident that he will continue growing Pindler’s vision.”
As President, Quinn is responsible for all of the company’s sales and operational departments. He will continue to report directly to CEO, Curt Pindler. As CEO, Curt will continue to play a very active role in the company and concentrate his effort and passion in the product development activities at