We are a family owned and operated business that has been serving in the sewing industry since November, 1979. The founder of Thomas Sewing Center, Ronald Thomas, began his career as a sewing machine salesperson working for a corporate store, and soon realized he wanted to be able to provide more personal service. He founded Thomas Sewing Center in Ashland, KY, and soon thereafter hired his son, Richard Thomas, and his sister, Minnie Leibee. Upon Ronald’s retirement, he decided to sell the business to Richard and Minnie, who then continued operating and growing the business through personal service and dedication.
In 1999, Richard and Minnie decided to move the business to Greenup, KY. Since that move, Richard’s son, Devin, and Minnie’s grandson, Tyler, have began working at Thomas Sewing Center. In 2012 Minnie entered semi-retirement and sold her share of the business to Tyler. In 2015, Richard decided to sell half of his share to Devin, making him a partner. Currently, the owners of the business are Richard, Tyler, and Devin.
In 2018, we agreed to pursue a new store location in Lexington, KY. We began training our manager, Alysson. The store opened up for business officially on July 30th, 2019 for our Grand Opening!
Through the years we have sold many different brands of machines, had several great employees, and had two different locations. However, we have always been the same customer-service oriented family business. We look forward to continuing this tradition by providing YOU with quality products and friendly, customer-oriented service!
Front Row: Minnie Leibee, Ronald Thomas Back Row: Richard Thomas, Devin Thomas, Tyler Leibee