Ibrahim (Ivo) Ozgur, Turker Cibik & Darryl Sharpton make up the TB3 Home trio.
Darryl is a former professional football player for the Houston Texans & Chicago Bears. After playing 5 years in the NFL, he decided to step away from football and pursue his longtime passion for furniture. To initiate his new career, Darryl attended the High Point Furniture Market in the fall of 2015. As fate would have it, he met both Ivo & Turker at a market social event. They soon discovered that not only were they all living in Houston, but they were all looking to start a new furniture business. After returning to Houston, they re-connected in Houston's Montrose District to discuss ways to offer something unique to the market.
All three wanted to shake up the industry. They ultimately decided to trim the fat: no importers, no wholesalers, no sales reps.
TB3 Home was created with the vision of vertically integrating the supply chain — they design, manufacture, and import their own furniture and sell it directly to consumers at a fraction of standard retail cost. They provide beautifully designed products free of middleman markups.