Meet the Team


Noure Nateghi

Owner / Founder

Noure Nateghi came to the United States in 1972. After graduating from The University of Wisconsin, where he met his wife Kathy, he moved to Chicago and soon after started his oriental rug business as well as his family. He is a major wholesaler of oriental rugs for the United States with offices in Wisconsin, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Palm Beach FL area. 

Darius Antique Rugs

Dariush Nateghi Is third-generation rug expert, having learned his craft from his father Noure Nateghi of Persia.  Education Public Administration & Economics from UW, he has now returned to his original passion.


Today, Dariush Nateghi is considered one of the countrys foremost authorities on fine Oriental Carpets.  "I love my job", he says. "Being surrounded by all my beautiful carpets i work in a real art gallery.  I'm a very lucky man".  He and his staff also take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge with their clients.  Dariush believes in offering heirloom-carpets along with first-class customer service.  That business philosophy has served him well.  His fine Oriental carpets have added grace and style to thousands of elegant homes in the world.

Dariush Nateghi




Cathy Nateghi


Cathy handles all of the financial doings out of our Lake Geneva location. She also spends time at the store to assist people with their carpet needs and questions


Margaret Howarth

 Director of Marketing

Margaret handles all aspects of the marketing side of things. She works wonders!

Tony Trotalli

Tony Trotalli

 Transitional Custom Carpet Division

Tony has been working in the design industry since his early 20's and with Michaelian & Kohlberg since 2000. Before Noure's took over the Michaelian & Kohlberg line in Chicago, Tony managed their showroom in the Merchandise Mart. Tony is a very knowledgable and trustworthy salesman with experience in all aspects of the design industry. If you are looking for a prestigious Michaelian & Kohlberg carpet, Tony can make that happen!

Joe Kotnour

Joe Kotnour 

 Showroom Administrator 

Joe has been in the interior design industry for years. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the administrative side of Noure's Oriental Rug.

Russ Townsend

Russell Townsend III

 President of International Sales

Russell handles all the business on the other side of the pond.

Carpet Conservation Team

Behnam Khosravi is head of the restoration and repair services that we offer. He was born and raised in Iran, and has been in the rug repair business since very early in his life.