It's been a little over a year since our Empire Today® community lost its beloved icon, Elmer Lynn Hauldren. He was the inspiration to the Empire Carpet Man and became synonymous with that persona. Lynn was known to millions as the Empire Carpet Man through Empire Today’s television advertising dating back to the 1970s. Lynn was truly passionate about the Empire Today brand, leaving an indelible mark on advertising history with his creativity and warmth.

Our warmest thoughts go out to the Hauldren family. Lynn will be missed and always have a special place in our hearts. He was an important part of our Empire® family.


“The Empire Carpet Man”

Although many television viewers thought Lynn Hauldren (“The Empire Carpet Man”) was the owner of Empire Today, in truth it was quite a different role that started off his career as the personality of Empire Today and Empire Carpet®.

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The Empire Today Jingle

Do you know the number to call when you need Carpet, Flooring or Window Treatments? Over One Million Satisfied Customers did when they called for their Empire Carpet, Empire Flooring, and Empire Window Treatment needs.

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The Empire Carpet Man Media Mentions

Lynn Hauldren, “The Empire Carpet Man”, has been mentioned in the media numerous times over the past few decades. Find truly memorable examples of Lynn’s support of Empire Carpet and Empire Today.

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