About Us

Today’s sewing machines are fun, easy to use, and technologically advanced giving you the opportunity to create one masterpiece after another. Stop in the store nearest you so our sewing enthusiasts can show you which machine fits your needs, and how we can make your sewing more successful and fun! Check out our calendar for the next fun class and come watch for a spell…you’ll see why the sewing hobby and profession is making a comeback…there are more ideas, fabrics, and opportunities than ever before.


Some of what Rich’s offers: 

  • FREE Instruction (with all machines and sergers)
  • Large Inventory of Quality Serviced Pre-owned Machines
  • Trade-Ins Welcome
  • Excellent prices with price matching
  • Local Factory-Authorized Repairs and Service (over 40 years’ experience with all brands and models)
  • Unparalleled Product Knowledge 
  • Only The Best Brands
  • Huge Selection of Sewing Machines, Vacuums, Hot Tubs & Grills 
  • First Class Events with National Educators and Celebrities

Our Team


 Tim has worked with Rich’s since 1993. He began in the sewing machine business in the Seattle area. With an easy going personality, infectious laugh and well-known sewing machine repair skills, Tim has become a customer’s favorite at Rich’s. In 2002 Rich’s expanded into the Albany market and Tim became the Store Manager. In 2010, Tim became the Service and Distribution Manager. In 2017 Tim accepted a position as the Salem store manager.  An outdoorsman at heart, Tim enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.


Brian has been part of the Rich’s family for about five years now.  Brian handles sales and service in the Albany store. Brian is an aircraft mechanic by trade and was in the service. His hobbies include building muscle cars and motorcycles. Brian is married and lives in the Albany area.


 Pam retired after many years of teaching before working at Rich’s. She loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. Pam also enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, and has visiting several countries. She has been an integral part of Rich’s team for nearly fifteen years, and of course, she loves to sew! 


Emily has been working for Rich’s since August of 2014. She has been sewing for many years and worked in Portland sewing draperies before coming to Rich’s. Emily enjoys many hobbies, but sewing is her favorite. She loves to create garments and crafts and has started quilting. When not working, Emily spends time with her two children who often ask to do crafts with her.


David has a career based in marketing and has been the marketing manager with Rich’s for twenty years.  David has been promoted to general manager recently.  Married with two children David is a golf enthusiast and enjoys chess and backgammon.