There are now four generations in the Warmington family that have been in the furniture business.
The first, Frederick H. Warmington started in 1917 working for the Henry L. Kincaide Furniture Company in Quincy, Massachusetts. He worked for them until the depression era 1930’s and than left them to start his own furniture business with his brother-in-law Albert E. Rendle at 19 School Street in Quincy. In order to be successful they ran eight businesses: New Furniture, Used Furniture, Parlor oil heaters, and Converted coal stoves to oil burner stoves, Moving Business [they had their own moving truck], sold fireworks at 4th of July season, sold toys and Christmas trees during Christmas season.
They named their business Granite Furniture Company and it was in business until the early 1950’s.
Howard F. Warmington is the second generation. Howard started working at Granite Furniture Company as a young boy around Christmas time setting up toys. He worked after school until he went into the navy during World War II. After his tour of duty he returned to his job at Granite Furniture Company in 1946 and stayed there until the store closed in the 1950’s.
In 1962 Howard and his wife Dawn Leadbetter Warmington—who passed away in 1978—started Warmington Furniture, Inc. at 459 Plain Street Rockland with the total capital of $250.00. Howard worked as an “Inspector Foreman” with Allis Chalmers for six years as he also worked at Warmington Furniture to get it established. Their oldest son Stephen also worked part time after school until he joined the navy in 1967.
Barry L. Warmington is the third generation and is Howard’s second oldest son and he also worked part time after school and joined the company full time in 1975 and continued his studies at Massasoit Community College.
Howard is now semi-retired and Barry is now the manager and is assisted by the assistant manager Brad McCaughey. Howard, Barry & Brad collaborated on store remodeling and addition work through the years.
Cory L. and Eric B. Warmington are the fourth generation and are two of Barry’s sons. Cory works full time and attends Massasoit Community College and Eric works part time after school.
Truly the Warmington family is a furniture family that has dedicated itself to being a professional furniture family that prides itself in the quality of its products and it services.