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Sincere Services – David Chase Furniture and Design

07/15/2019 11:57AM ● By Alesha Damerville
By Alesha Damerville 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – To feel welcome and be heard: Listening is the driving force behind the success of David Chase Furniture and Design. 

“We try to match people with their goals, even when they aren’t certain of what those goals are,” says David Scully, 25-year Steamboat Springs resident and owner of David Chase Furniture and Design.

David Chase Furniture and Design is a product of evolution. The business was conceived 20 years ago in what is currently known as Riverside Plaza as Chase Oriental Rug Company, in an area known at the time as Steamboat’s home furnishing center.

The business briefly used the name David Chase Rugs and Furniture before moving to Central Park Plaza and using the name it has today.“As furniture gained more traction, it led us to David Chase Furniture,” Scully says. “It was change based on demand.”

Furniture leads the way in sales, but they still hold a large rug inventory. Scully also offers design services. Whether it be a room or a whole project, he is eager to add his creative touch.

“I’ve been told I ask more questions than the architect did when the house was being drawn,” he says. “We want to understand how people are going to use the space and live in it, so we can create an environment that works for them.”

“There is a discovery process with understanding their ultimate goals. My tactic once we have that understanding in place is to make sure we present things that are appropriate for their design direction. I don’t ever tell a client what to do; I present two to three options, all of which are appropriate. Whichever the client picks will work.”

Scully also works directly with interior designers, facilitating what the designers need on the back end with ordering, receiving, storage and coordinating deliveries. 

Scully is locally branded as “The Rug Guy.”“Twenty years later, people still come into the store and write their checks to Chase Oriental,” he laughs. “The rugs are my background and passion.” 
It’s easy to see why: Every color you could imagine is reflected among the rugs throughout the store. Beautifully designed, hand-made rugs are more than a decorative item – they’re art you walk on. 

Scully moved to Steamboat 25 years ago. The Yampa Valley’s vast biking community amplified his passion for cycling. 

Scully took this passion to the next level, creating a mountain bike racing series called Revolution Enduro. The races take place in venues across Colorado and average 150-270 participants. “I was looking for an outlet to combine my interest in mountain biking, trails and business,” he says. His love for cycling began at 20 years old.

David Scully’s extensive contributions to the community, both economically and recreationally, are shining examples of ways to better Routt County. 

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