Welcome to Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Wayne, IN!
Our History: One of the Oldest Family Owned Businesses in Fort Wayne
In October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, Fred Lipp came from Cincinnati, Ohio to open a floorcovering store in down town Fort Wayne on West Wayne Street between Harrison and Calhoun streets. The store was moved to 115 West Jefferson just a few years later and was incorporated in 1941. After a disastrous fire in the early 1940's the store was rebuilt on the same spot and stayed there until the early 1960's when it moved to 330 West Jefferson Street. The store was called Standard Rug and Linoleum Company.
Fred's son Stan worked part-time in the store as a youth and came in to the business on a full-time basis January 2, 1960. In 1968, Stan took over the store from his father who was retiring for health reasons. On June 9, 1969, the name of the store was changed to Carpet One Floor & Home as it became the first franchise of a soon-to-expand group of full service floorcovering stores. By that time, there was no longer a linoleum product made in the United States, so a name change was needed anyway.
In 1973, the store was moved to its present location on West Washington Center Road, in the first building owned by the family. During the 1980's Stephen Lipp started to work part-time in the business just as his father had done before him. After several years of training, Stephen returned to Ft. Wayne to take over the family business marking the third generation of Lipp's in the same family business in Fort Wayne.
While this store is one of the oldest family owned and operated businesses in the State of Indiana, it is still one with the owner's "hands on" every day personal guidance and attention to even the smallest details to ensure customer service and satisfaction come first.
It is only because of dedicated service to the community and attention to customers that this business has grown and remained vital. We welcome yourself, your family, and the community thorugh a vital and growing business.
Carpet One Floor & Home
Your Nearest Store: Fort Wayne, IN
- Carpet One Floor & Home
- 1111 W Washington Center Road
- 1111 W Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
- 1111 W Washington Center Road,+Fort Wayne,+IN+46825