|Early's Carpet, Inc. was founded by John and Lorraine Early in 1966. Business was conducted from the basement office of their home in
Amissville. 2011 marked the store's 45th anniversary.
In the mid 60's only two furniture stores and one construction business provided carpet to the area and that was introduced to this rural area
because there were no trained installers. John, having 12 years experience, ventured into business with his wife, Lorraine, servicing
Rappahannock, Fauquier and Culpeper counties, where they grew up.
In 1969, the Earlys built a store next door to their home and by 1971 a warehouse was added to the back. The addition expanded the store
from 3,200 sf to 11,400 sf. The huge facility now houses the stock flooring, an automatic Oriental rack that holds over 400 rugs, a large
cutting machine and hundreds of remnants.
Later the store became the "One-Stop Shop for All Your Home Decorating Needs", with the exception of wallpaper and paint, which was
deleted in the late 70's. Lorraine and the sales staff helped customers with their decorating selections, custom window treatments, blinds,
shades, shutters, bedspreads, slip-covers and re-upholstery of furniture. Everything was coordinated in one store. It is still that way today!
We are a company that is quality driven, customer service oriented, dedicated to providing our customers with the best values possible and
the very best in craftsmanship. A family operated business for over 45 years with 3 members helping to carry forward; son, Michael is in
sales, daughter, Sonja, is in sales and her husband, Solon Betts, is in installations.
There have been countless advancements in technology over the last 40 years. Early's Carpet, Inc. is proud of the product knowledge that
comes with 40 years in the flooring business. The company is unique because it has available "In Stock" everything you need in floor
coverings. Come in and let one of our knowledgeable sales staff help you find the perfect flooring for your needs or let us help decorate
your home with fabric and window treatments.
We are centrally located to all counties and towns - only 15 minutes from Warrenton and 20 minutes from Culpeper. Front Royal, Luray and
Madison will take approximately 45 minutes. Visit us soon!