HART only represents Tuohy in Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas
The story of TUOHY starts with its founder, Joseph F. Tuohy, who at age 14 entered a model replica of Louis XIV’s coach in a competition sponsored by Fisher Body for children. He was fortunate; he won. However, one judge doubted that a child built the model. Townspeople in Chatfield, Minnesota, knew differently; the lad was a dreamer…and a doer. Creating and making things was avocation, a hobby, throughout Joseph Tuohy’s early life. But at age 42, with a wife, 13 children and two more to follow, he quit the security of his job to do what he had always wanted. He set out to make furniture and did so under the only roof he had –his home. He had no customers and no income, only risk and uncertainty, and an abundance of passion.