G. A. Gertmenian opens first showroom
The first showroom in Binghamton, NY. G.A Gertmenian with his son and successor Harold on donkey.
Gostantine opens shop in Pasadena, CA.
Serving the local community with high quality, hand knotted rugs.
Gertmenian expands distribution to Northern CA.
Shipping rugs to San Francisco to open a new store of Gertmenian Oriental Rugs. It was a family enterprise. (In the center is Gostantine’s older brother Madiros. On his left is Henry Gertmenian, the designate director of San Francisco branch. On his right is Gostantine.)
Gertmenian expands distribution nationally, partnering with major retailers.
National retailers such as Macy’s and Home Depot were early partners, while maintaining distribution to specialty rug stores across the US.
Licensed Rugs become an important part of everyday offerings.
Juvenile and game rugs are introduced with brands such as Disney and Nickelodeon as well as key national lifestyle brands.
Gertmenian opens first flagship NY showroom.
In 2000, first flagship showroom is opened in the historic 295 5th Avenue Textile building. Later relocating to permanent space in 261 5th Avenue.
Further expansion of warehouse and distribution space.
Warehouse space is doubled to meet increased customer demand.
Builds and opens new corporate offices and distribution center in Los Angeles, CA.
Located in the historic Lincoln Heights neighborhood.
Expand shipping consumer capabilities.
Packed to ship from our warehouse direct to the sales floor.
Present Flagship Showroom
New expanded flagship New York Showroom at 261 Fifth Avenue.
Warehouses expand to East Coast and Canada.
To meet customer demand, operations are initiated in Savannah, GA and in Canada.
A LEADING DISTRIBUTOR OF HIGH QUALITY AREA RUGS SINCE 1896
Gertmenian was established in the United States in 1896. It has been continuously owned by one family since and is currently directed by the great grandson of the founder.
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