Carpet Trends, began in 1956 when Augusta and Ralph Rogers opened the business along with their son Ted, in Rye, NY. Ralph had been a Mill Representative, working for Nye-Wait Floors out of Auburn, NY when he saw the opportunity to service the Rye community along with the aid of his wife who had a budding decorator business, doing fabrics and window treatments. Ted Rogers purchased the current building that the business now resides in 1974, an old Chrysler dealership. The property itself dates back to the 1800’s, and had originally been established as a Livery/Stable and boarding House. The stone wall that surrounds the parking lot today was originally built in the 1800’s for Billington’s Livery.
Ted Rogers, and his wife Ann, a substitute Physical Education teacher, grew the business into a successful family owned carpet store. Ted hired his first employee, Jimmy Robinson, back in 1959. Jimmy spent many years installing for Carpet Trends, and ultimately retired back in 1992. Ted and Jim would handle all of the measuring and installations, while Ann would handle things at the store. Ann and Ted’s son, Robert, came into the business in 1985, after working for Union Carbide down south as a salesman. As the third generation, Rob saw a vision for Carpet Trends that would take the company into the new Millenium. An expanded show room along with a complete product line has allowed Robert and Carpet Trends to service a wide array of customer tastes. Carpet Trends has grown beyond the small town borders of Rye, and expanded the capabilities of a family business, but have retained its core value, Customer Service.
Carpet Trends, Inc.
5 Smith St, Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (914) 967-5188