Von Hemert Interiors is one of the oldest stores under the same ownership in Laguna, but one of the newest in design.
Generations of von Hemerts have worked in family stores for 90 years. The family celebrated the anniversary with a grand reopening of the Laguna Beach store after more than 10 months of remodeling to the interior and exterior. The family also owns stores in Costa Mesa and Torrance.
"We have a loyal customer base who still come(s) in with stories of our grandparents delivering furniture in the back of their station wagon," said Carrie von Hemert, vice president and a member of the fourth generation to run the family business. "It started when my grandmother opened our first store in Los Angeles 90 years ago.
"My great-grandmother, grandfather, parents and now my siblings and, I have worked for the company and expanded it to what it is now.