The Weller family has been in carpeting for three generations. This year, 2014 we celebrate our 60th year in business. Mike Weller spent many years in Boston, working for Warren Allen, a carpet distributor in New England. Mike’s son, Bob Weller decided to carry on the carpeting tradition and in 1954; he started Robert Weller Corporation, a carpet conversion factory located on A Street in South Boston. Bob would purchase carpet remnants from the various carpet mills and convert these remnants into first quality area rugs. To this day, we are one of the last of our breed in the northeast, supplying much of New England with the highest quality area rugs.
In 1999 Bob’s son Dan joined the company and is now the acting president. The company has enjoyed steady growth in our wholesale division and astonishing growth from our retail division. In 2000, Weller Carpets was faced with a decision – with the continued restructuring of the South Boston Waterfront, Weller Carpets would be forced to relocate. After a long search, we first resettled in Avon, MA, and then finally here in Norwood, MA.
While we miss our family home, the new location has many advantages for us as well as for our customers. We were able to expand our retail showroom to include some of the best carpet lines available. Although we had been open to the trade only, we are now open to the public on an appointment only basis. We do this with little advertising, our reputation for commitment to quality and customer service is passed along through word of mouth. Our customers are our best marketing tool. In our first year in Avon, we experienced a 400% increase in sales.
Since we don’t have a heavy advertising budget or high overhead, we keep our prices at a discount level so more and more people are finding their way to our showroom. We continue to increase the lines we carry and hope that in the near future we will be able to open our showroom during traditional retail hours. For now, however, we will continue to offer the very best at the lowest prices.