New Rochelle has undergone its fair share of transformations over the past 85 years, and A.T. Proudian has been around to witness most of them. Following in the family business in Dikranagert, Armenia, Aram Thomas Proudian established the highly regarded rug company on Main Street in 1923. (A second location, in Greenwich, was opened in 1975). Service operations include expert restoration by native crafts people and hand shampooing and cleaning of Oriental rugs and tapestries. The showroom features wall-to-wall carpeting and Oriental and other area rugs and provides services including appraisals, consignments, and the purchasing and trading of carpets from individuals as well as entire estates.