- Founded by: Stephen Cumbest and Chris Saliga
- Headquarters: Atlanta
RugSmart founders, Stephen Cumbest and Chris Saliga, started selling rugs on an Atlanta street corner. As their knowledge of the business grew, so did their inventory, which led to the opening of the store on "Furniture Row" in Norcross, Georgia. In 2000, the partners added strength to their management team when they brought on a third partner, Nathan Williams, who has more than two decades of business experience in furniture retailing.