Remembering Raymond Habib

 

Raymond Peter Habib
July 8, 1926 – January 17th, 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019, Raymond Peter Habib, founder and former CEO of Bloomsburg Carpet Industries passed away peacefully in his home, at the age of 92.

After volunteering for service in World War II, Raymond went on to graduate from Fordham University with a degree in Business. Shortly after graduating, Ray was hired to be a salesman for Magee Carpets, where he would spend the next 25 years learning the nuances of the carpet industry and work his way up to Vice President of their Contract Carpet division.  

In 1976, Raymond would part ways with Magee Carpets and build a new company, Bloomsburg Carpet, with 12 loyal employees and only a few looms. Today, Bloomsburg Carpet has over 200 employees and dozens of looms and continues to be lead by Ray’s son, Thomas Habib, with the same dedication to quality and craftsmanship.

When Ray wasn’t running between the Bloomsburg, PA mill and the New York City sales office, he would be found at the driving range or on the links. Ray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine, as well as his children, Raymond Jr. (Valerie), Thomas (Alice), John (Tanya) and Catherine (Michael Joyce), his grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

He was a man of principle and his legacy is forever imprinted in the foundation of Bloomsburg Carpet.

Raymond Peter Habib
July 8, 1926 – January 17th, 2019

 

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