Our Mission, Our Promise

Our mission is to offer the finest quality products at the highest level of service. We provide personalized attention to every detail. Our goal is to provide that extra touch of beauty, elegance, and style, making every event an occasion to be remembered.

Our Products

While we carry a broad inventory and are able accommodate an event of any size, we pride ourselves on catering to your personal request and offer our unique “on demand” service to provide colors and styles which we do not already have in stock. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Our Pricing

Whether your event is a quaint gathering for a handful of your closest family and friends or an elaborate soiree for hundreds of guests, we offer competitive pricing for an event of virtually any size. Call or email us now at info@houseofhough.com to arrange for an appointment to find the perfect look for your event.


Our People


Clara Hough

Clara Hough

Owner/President, CPCE mail

“It’s never too late to be who you could have been.” – George Eliot

Clara is originally from Venezuela and a proud University of Houston alumni. With a background in catering and a degree in marketing, she decided to launch Over The Top Linen in 2005, which quickly became Houston’s top fine linen rental company and re-branded as House of Hough in 2015. Clara has received many accolades throughout the years. She was inducted into the Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 in 2014. Clara has appeared in the University of Houston Cougar 100 fastest growing companies for the past 3 years and has been awarded the Best of Linens Awards for four consecutive shows by the Bridal Extravaganza Show. In 2015 she received the prestigious NACE National Member of the Year Award at the Experience National Conference. Most recently, Clara was recognized by the University of Houston Hilton College as an Honorary Alumna. Although she recently finished a 12 year run on the NACE Houston Board of Directors, Clara currently serves in the Advisory Board for the NACE Houston Chapter. In her office there is a quote that reads “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”, these are words she lives by every day.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Tiny Gold Hoop Earrings
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Venezuela!


Chris Hough

Christopher Hough

 

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Managing Partner

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

Christopher manages the accounting and finance operations for House of Hough. His background ensures that House of Hough is well run, but more importantly, his focus is on making sure the processes and necessary infrastructure are in place to ensure that the customer experience is exceptional. “We understand that the only way we can fulfill our mission is to offer a product we can be proud of, have employees who love coming to work, and dedicate ourselves to our clients, making sure they are completely satisfied.”

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Non-fat Latte
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: An Awesome Tie
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Right where I am


Renee Pool

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General Manager

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Budda

A Houston transplant from Orlando, FL, Renee graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a degree in Event Management. She can often be found listening to show tunes and reading a good book at a local coffee shop. With over ten years of experience in both Hotels and Event Venues, Renee enjoys getting to continually grow and learn within the hospitality industry, and is looking forward to doing so with House of Hough! She brings a fire and drive to the office, which charges everyone in the room. In addition to her position at House of Hough, Renee currently serves on the Executive Board of the NACE Houston Chapter. Community involvement is important to her, and she is always looking for ways to get involved and give back!

 

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Cappuccino
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Chapstick
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Wine Country

 

Sania Ahmed

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Business Development Manager

“You can never be overdressed or over-educated” – Oscar Wilde

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sania (aka: Sunny) moved to Houston, Texas in 2008 – which she now calls home. Sania graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton College at University of Houston in May of 2017, with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in marketing from the Bauer College at UH. She is extremely family-oriented (which includes her 2 cats, Louie & Alfie), she enjoys working out and making her way to new cities any time she gets the chance. Being a millennial, Sunny has always had a love of social media, and enjoys learning of new and improved ways of design and promotion. Her passion for fashion, flair for creativity and love for linens and events has her fit right into the House of Hough family.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Java Chip Frappe
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: A Watch
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Santorini, Greece


 

Emma Sinclair

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Sales Coordinator

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius 

Austin bred and Houston buttered, Emma grew up in Austin where she received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Austin Community College before continuing her education and receiving her Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Houston in December 2019. She spent her summers interning in New York City in nonprofit educational tourism and hotels being exposed to immense diversity and fast pace environments. Emma loves meeting new people and discussing anything from personal stories to current trends to historical events to behavioral science. Her favorite part about House of Hough is being able to work with a variety of clients and playing with different textile designs. Taking any opportunity for a challenge and new perspective, she loves to constantly try new things and do things that push her out of her comfort zone.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Iced Vanilla Latte 
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Rings
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Surrounded by the people I love the most