LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.–After 50 years, Doris Chatalbash is retiring from the business now called Chatalbash by Costikyan.
Her husband Tom’s father, Yohanna Chatalbash, founded the Oriental rug importer Chatalbash Rug Company in the early 1920s in New York City. Tom Chatalbash joined the company in the 1950s and was later joined by his wife Doris. The company was purchased by Restoration by Costikyan in 2009.
A statement said Doris “bids farewell to all of her loyal customers and friends and pledges that her son, Ron Chatalbash, and Phillip Costikyan will continue to maintain the high quality standards for which they are known.”
Chatalbash by Costikyan offers cleaning and fiber protection products, as well as rug and carpet supplies including rolls of wrapping paper, plastic tubing, environmentally friendly non-slip padding by Jade Industries and Appleton United States. It features an exclusive line of cotton Oriental rug fringes manufactured in the United States, as well as cotton rug binding imported from China. It also distributes Michael Halebian Inc. products and Masterblend’s line of rug, carpet and upholstery cleaning supplies.