Business History

building_historyI. Edinberg Company was a family textile processing business started in 1900. The mill was powered off of the French River until the hurricane of 1955. In 1947 the business was passed down from Isaac Edinberg to his son William and in the early 1960’s the business evolved from yarn spinning to the manufacturing of braided rugs. The business at this point was both wholesale and retail and braided rug accounts were established all over the country.

In the early 1970’s, we started selling broadloom, wall to wall carpeting to the retail and commercial markets. Bernie Edinberg, spearheaded this effort and quickly developed an affinity for the Stainmaster brand of nylon fiber used in carpeting. Bernie started buying rolls of carpet for our inventory and we quickly became known as having terrific products available for immediate delivery. In the 40 plus years since, we’ve stayed true to our belief that better carpet fibers create better carpeting for our customers.

The mill was an integral source of employment for North Oxford and its surrounding towns. Clara Barton herself (founder of the Red Cross) was said to have worked at the mill. Also, over the years, one of our more notable customers was the late Katherine Hepburn, who purchased several braided rugs for her Connecticut home.

Today we are still manufacturing our braided rugs the same way as we have for the past 40 years. Our customers enjoy the history they experience upon visiting our store. We keep our showroom amply stocked with one of a kind braided rugs, as well customizing designs to meet our customers’ needs.