At Mayer Fabrics, we take great pride in the fact that many of our textiles are made in America. For more than 100 years, our fabrics have provided solutions that meet or exceed customers’ expectations.

1897

The company is established

Mr. George L. Paetz started the George L. Paetz and Sons company to fill a need for local suppliers and provide products to manufacturers of custom design buggies and repair.

Early 1900s

Transitioning

The company transitioned to a supplier of fabrics, vinyls and upholstery for residential applications.

1961

New Ownership

Harold C. Paetz and Richard F. Mayer, Sr. assume ownership and key management responsibilities.

1985

Ownership shifts

Richard F. Mayer, Sr. assumes 100% ownership.

1988

Mayer Fabrics created

A new division of the Paetz Company – Mayer Fabrics was created to offer the contract market highly durable fabrics at price points previously unavailable.

1990s

Partnerships and expansion

The success of the original offering led to dynamic partnerships with a select handful of mills, and expansion into the hospitality and healthcare markets.

2001

Mayer acquires Lucia Cassa Textiles

Mayer Fabrics acquired Lucia Cassa Textiles. The Lucia Cassa convergence collection marked a commitment to product appeal in both design and price. To ensure this trend continued, Lucia Kennerly became Mayer Fabrics’ director of product development.

2003

New CFO

Steve Mayer, son of Richard F. Mayer, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

2005

Mayer Fabrics Rebrand

2010

GREENGUARD Certified

Mayer Fabrics woven textiles became GREENGUARD certified.

2010

UPS Carbon Neutral

Mayer Fabrics becomes a UPS Carbon Neutral shipper.

2011

CarbonNeutral®

Mayer Fabrics becomes a CarbonNeutral® company.

2012

Showroom Opens

After 20+ years of exhibiting, Mayer Fabrics opens a showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for NeoCon.

2014

Leadership Restructure

Leadership Team Restructures – Richard F. Mayer, announced the appointment of Rick Mayer as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Rob Mayer as President and Mick Mayer as Senior Vice President for Government Sales.

2014

Relocation to New Facility

Tremendous growth necessitates a relocation to a 73,000 square foot facility on the East side of Indianapolis.

2016

Showroom Becomes Permanent

Mayer Fabrics opens a permanent showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, occupying space 1173.

2019

A Legacy Lost

Richard F. Mayer passes away leaving his sons Rick, Rob, Mick and Steve to carry on the family business.

2020

Mayer Fabrics supports PPE industry

To support material demand during the Covid-19 crisis, Mayer Fabrics temporarily shifts focus to PPE textiles.

Today the Mayer Fabrics brand is experiencing consistent, steady growth by providing exceptional design at an exceptional price combined with superior customer service to all customers.

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