Empire Carpet Man – In Print

Loved by Many… None Other than the Empire Carpet Man Icon

The Empire Carpet Man was a persona built by Lynn Hauldren to represent Empire Today, at the time known as Empire Carpet. Lynn auditioned many actors for the job but after many unsuccessful auditions, he himself was encouraged to give it a try… and the rest is history.

Lynn Hauldren starred and directed the commercials that became nationally recognized and loved as the Empire Carpet Man. This icon really has boosted the Empire Today brand and went to make history until his passing in 2011. To learn more about the Empire Carpet Man, please explore the recent news articles linked below.

Chicago Tribune
‘Empire Carpet Man’ dies at 89

Daily Herald – Arlington Heights
Elmer Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man, dead at 89

Crain’s Chicago Business
Empire Carpet Man dead at 89

Redeye Chicago
‘Empire Carpet Man’ dies at 89

Business Wire
Empire® Man Character Inspiration Lynn Hauldren Passes Away at Age of 89

Reuters.com
Empire® Man Character Inspiration Lynn Hauldren Passes Away at Age of 89

USA Today
Elmer Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man, dead at 89

United Press International
Empire carpet pitchman Hauldren dead at 89

SouthTown Star – Southern Illinois
‘Empire Carpet Man’ Elmer Lynn Hauldren dead at age 89

Patch – Des Plaines, IL
Empire Carpet Man, Evanston Resident, Dead at 89

Village Voice – New York
RIP Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man

Huffington Post
Elmer Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man, Dead At 89

Hollywood Reporter
Empire Carpet Commercial Singer Dies at 89

Northwest Times Indiana
Star of Empire Carpet commercials dies at 89

The Daily Chronicle – Dekalb, IL
Empire carpet man dies at Evanston home

Allentown Morning Call – Pennsylvania
With the passing of ‘Empire Carpet Man’ Lynn Hauldren, we take a look at our favorite Chicago commercials

The Hawk Eye – Southwest Iowa / Western Illinois
Elmer Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man

Hulig
Empire Carpet Man, a TV icon, dies at 89

My San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Elmer Lynn Hauldren, Empire Carpet Man, dead at 89


BUSINESS JOURNALS

Adweek
RIP Elmer Lynn Hauldren, the Empire Carpet Guy

Wall Street Journal
Pitchman Rolled Out That TV Carpet Ad

Chicagoland Radio and Media
Chicago TV Advertising Icon, The Empire Carpet Man, Passes Away

Floor Daily
Empire Carpet Man Dies