David E. Adler
For over forty years, my goal has been to assemble and maintain a comprehensive inventory of hand selected carpets with a sensitivity to the highest quality and an awareness of adapting to ever changing trends in aesthetics, decoration and color. When we select inventory, each choice we make is deliberate and considered. Our staff and showroom is recognized as among the finest in the country. In turn, we have dealt with those manufacturers throughout the world who also maintain a high level of integrity in their production. My goal is to give our clients the finest rugs with the greatest range of choices at the best value.
I came to Arizona from San Francisco in 2005 to work with David. I grew up in the bay area and graduated from San Jose State University. My first exposure to design was after graduation while serving an apprenticeship with an accomplished textile designer in Los Angeles. It inspired me. I returned to San Francisco to be close to my family and, as a whim, walked into a well-known store dealing in antique and decorative rugs. I wanted to inquire as to how my artistic vision might translate into a woven textile. My conversation with the owner was so engaging that I was offered a job on the spot! It was as much a surprise to him as me, but I accepted! I’ve always tried to trust my instincts. The decision was impulsive but has directed my professional life. The opportunity to move to Arizona and work with my colleagues at David’s store has been a pleasure. A customer once remarked that I’m having way too much fun doing what I do. I enjoy handling and selling beautiful objects to acquisitive and informed collectors and designers.
Lindsay started as an intern in 2005. After completing her Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) & The Certificate of Completion (CCL) at Scottsdale Community College, she committed to a full time position that began with clerical tasks and, with increased familiarity and a growing knowledge, began to sell. Her genuine interest and regard for beautiful textiles as well as her organization, have proven to be assets for our clients. In addition to pursuing her career at David E. Adler, Inc. she completed a BA in Organizational Management.
I came to Arizona 20 years ago from Croatia, due to the war in the former Yugoslavia. I had achieved a bachelor’s degree in accounting, but did not speak English when I arrived here. I learned English (still learning-never finished job), and certified my accounting diploma from Croatia to USA. I am married and have two sons. The best achievement in my life are my children. I am so lucky to see they’ve become hard working responsible adults despite the many obstacles in their lives. I’ve worked with David for ten years. It’s a tough job and tough Boss. Each day is a challenge.
Sara graduated in 2001 from Durham College with a diploma in Graphic Design. After working for a national magazine and being transferred to the Arizona office, she moved from Toronto to Scottsdale in 2004. She then met her husband Lloyd, got married and had her daughter Hanna. She has done graphic design for us since 2010, including ads, website, posters and brochures. Hanna has grown up playing in the rug showroom, and thinks she owns the peanut M&M jar.
Humberto Arredondo, Reyes Ojeda, and Antonio Paramo & Carlos Pérez
Humberto Arredondo, Reyes Ojeda, and Antonio Paramo, have worked for us since 1998. They handle the rugs, take care of inventory, inspect rugs when they come in, and oversee delivery, packing and shipping when rugs go out. Over that period of working with rugs they have become experts. They have a comprehensive knowledge of an extensive inventory and are deferred to regularly by our staff and those customers who know them. Carlos has been with us for two years and is a terrific addition. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Humberto is known to break into a song at any moment and is a great dancer.
Francisco Arredondo & Juan Sanchez
Francisco Arredondo has worked for us since 1996, twenty years ago as this is being written. Francisco cleans, repairs, and restores rugs for us. His skill and knowledge are self taught. And he's now a master with a well known and well earned national reputation. His work has been sought by dealers, collectors, and museums who know the quality of his work. His modesty, honesty, humility, and deference further recommend him. Juan Sanchez works with Francisco and we're proud to have him with us.