About National

About Us

National is one of the largest commercial interior product distributors in North America, currently operating in 30 states.

History

The company was founded in 1981 when Larry Bixler decided to take his 23 years of wall knowledge from the paint industry to the wallcovering industry. National is currently led by the second generation, Michael Bixler and Shelly Bixler. The third generation is currently learning the business to continue our family legacy of providing great service and innovative products.

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Timeline

1981 — A legacy that began in 1981, National was launched as National Wallcovering from the dedication and passion of founder and president Larry Bixler. Leaving his 22 year career as Store Manager at Pittsburgh Paint, Larry developed his first private label wallcovering under the BixFab brand, secured a 19,000 yard order for the Little Rock Children's Hospital, and the rest is history.

1985 Arkansas was National Wallcovering's only territory and ran solely by Larry Bixler until 1985. After that, National Wallcovering expanded into Oklahoma and Larry was joined by his son, Mike Bixler.

1991 — After Iowa and Nebraska territories were added, National Wallcovering became known as the "Barn States Distributor".

1999 After the addition of Colour & Design brands, National Wallcovering added the Southeast territories: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

2003 National Wallcovering has grown from one territory to 28, from one employee to over 60, and from a basement office to a LEED Gold Certified corporate headquarters. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new building was on January 5, 2004.

2006 National Wallcovering hits the quarter century mark in 2006, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

2011 National Wallcovering celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2016 National Wallcovering rebranded and shortened it's name to National. The name is extended when referring to the manufacture, distribution, or direct sale of a particular "solution" such as National Wood Solutions or National Dry Erase.

Today, we currently employee over 75 associates and maintain our own sales force. We have 3 showrooms, one located at our corporate headquarters in North Little Rock, one located in Dallas, TX and one in St. Louis, MO.

Sustainability:
A national effort

Sustainability goes beyond products to include ecological, economic and social aspects. National has taken sustainability seriously for years. We were “green” before being green was even cool.

In the Media

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DeNovo Wall: Cirillo

December 18, 2013

Cirillo by DeNovo featured in Contract Magazine, December 2013

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The Obana Series

April 1, 2013

Interior Design | April 2013

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LEED Gold 2011

February 21, 2011

National Wallcovering and colour & design are as committed to beautiful outdoors as they are to beautiful indoors. Their dedication to sustainable design and environmentally responsible practices within the wallcovering industry is evident, first and...

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How can we help you?

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Toll Free

800-222-1028

Main Office

10020 Maumelle Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72113
(800) 222-1028

Dallas Showroom

1130 Dragon Street, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 742-1000

St. Louis Showroom

2001 S Hanley Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144
(314) 644-2008

E-mail

info@nationalwallcovering.com
samples@nationalwallcovering.com

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  • USGBC Member
  • Wallcovering Association Member
  • ASID Professional Member
  • International Interior Design Assocation

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