Lantern Bay Carpets moves to central Town Center location

Gene DeCollibus, owner of Lantern Bay Carpets and Drapes, nears his 30 year anniversary on the Dana Point business scene. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
Gene DeCollibus, owner of Lantern Bay Carpets and Drapes, nears his 30 year anniversary on the Dana Point business scene. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

By Andrea Papagianis

Gene DeCollibus has made his living decking out local residences with flooring and custom window coverings for nearly 30 years. In 1984, DeCollibus opened the doors of Lantern Bay Carpets and Drapes at the north end of Dana Point’s downtown corridor, keeping him close to what mattered most, his family and his community.

DeCollibus moved to Dana Point in the early-80s, and with four children at home, wanted to work nearby. The venture has proved a good one as he celebrates three-decades in business with many customers seeing him through the journey. Now, DeCollibus has embarked on a new passage with a larger storefront and showroom in the heart of Town Center.

“My company motto has always been, ‘where quality and service come first,’” DeCollibus said, “and my customers make it a pleasure to do business here. I owe them tremendous thanks for the success of the store.”

The family-owned and operated Lantern Bay Carpets and Drapes not only has more space, but is also in a more pedestrian-friendly location, he said. His business has now come full-circle, as longtime customers have referred their grown children to the design, sales and service company, specializing in flooring and window coverings.

Lantern Bay Carpets and Drapes is located at 24662 Del Prado Avenue. For more information, call 949.240.1545 or visit www.lanternbaycarpets.com.

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