At Morse Van Lines we think it is important to give back to the communities that we are a part of. There is much that we do to give back to be a part of what makes Painesville and Lake County a great place to work and visit. Our owner, Pam Morse, sits on the board of several organizations including Lake Erie College, Lake County NAACP, Fairport Harbor Heritage Foundation, Fairport Harbor Tourism Council, Painesville Community Improvement Corporation and as involved in many others including the Western Reserve Junior Service League. Pan’s employees also believe in giving back to the community by volunteering and participating in many of the events in Painesville and surrounding cities and towns.
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BY GABRIEL McVEY
PAINESVILLE, Ohio – For over six decades, Painesville Furniture & Carpet has been the go-to business in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties when it comes to furniture, floor coverings, accent pieces and more, owing to the variety and quality of the selection as well as the friendly customer service they provide. Located in Historic Downtown Painesville it is a generational business.
The store has more than 15,000 square feet of showroom space on two floors, showcasing a wide assortment of new and unique second-hand items as well as carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic flooring.
In flooring, Painesville Furniture & Carpet offers products from Shaw Industries, Mohawk Flooring, All Pet, Everstrand, Triaxta, Stainmaster, plus other manufacturers.
Furniture and bedding brands offered include Ashley Furniture, Klaussner, Ohio Hardwoods, Friendship Upholstery, Ort Mfg., Malouf, Coaster Fine Furniture, Tennessee Enterprises, Inc., Lane Furniture, Riverside Furniture Corporation, White Dove and HSP Bedding both made in Ohio.
“I am so happy that we, in the State of Ohio, have more than 152 master craftsmen who make hardwood furniture,” owner Pam Morse said. “I’m always impressed when I attend the Ohio Hardwood Furniture Show to meet these craftsmen and to see their art in making solid, beautiful furniture that will last several lifetimes.”
Another vendor is Friendship Furniture, offering eight-way, hand-tied coil frame with a large selection of curated fabrics to select from. Custom built in Friendship, North Carolina. Other recent offerings are from Ganz with accessories for the home and scented sachets, room fresheners and organic cleaning supplies from Greenleaf Gifts – a portion of all sales made by Greenleaf goes toward breaking the cycle of human trafficking.
Items from Painesville Furniture & Carpet will last and can be used day in, day out, safely.
“There’s a lot of safety factors that you don’t consider when shopping for furniture,” Morse said. “Until someone like me can tell you about it.”
A salient example is the rungs on the bottom of a wooden chair. If someone likes to lean back or rocks and rolls in the seat, eventually a cheaper chair will collapse because there’s only one rung, or stretcher. “If you look at these chairs here on the floor, as an example, you can see there’s four stretchers,” Morse said.
Another safety item to be concerned with are children’s dressers, chests and large pieces that need to be secured to walls. From Your Source News Alan Wolf
“The new CPSC rules, which are set to go into effect May 24, are designed to mitigate tip-overs of kids’ clothing storage units, which contributed to 472 fatalities from falling furniture, TVs and appliances between 2000 and 2021, according to the government watchdog group.” “These are the types of safety things that we keep up with to keep our customers and their families safe and in the know.” Morse said.
Flooring options are of particular importance to customers, as there’s been a recent change in tastes for flooring.
“A lot of the new homes, they’re moving away from soft surfaces and toward hard surfaces in the main living areas,” Morse said. “We’ve got a lot happening with the new vendors we’ve brought in.”
The multilayered business began with Pam Morse’s father, Bill Morse, who acquired the building – the first Coca Cola bottling plant built in the 1890s – during the 1960s. Old Coca Cola bottles are on display in the showroom along with other local history.
During the 1970s, he added the showroom and large warehouse on. He specialized in new and used furniture and was an auctioneer as well which Pam followed in his footsteps with.
Her favorite auction gavel is a bright acrylic yellow/gold one she received as a gift to commemorate 50 years of auction business.
Painesville Furniture & Carpet has been in historic downtown for so long it has meant the store does business with second and third and fourth-generation customers at times.
Having that perfect piece or set of furniture is what sets Painesville Furniture & Carpet apart from its competitors along with quick delivery of stocked items.
The staff spends hours weekly to curate the floor and showcase new and one-of-a-kind pieces.
The second-floor showroom offers pieces that you can customize yourself or have their chalk paint artist work with you for a unique look that is only yours.
Browse through offerings that come from locations as far away as Williamsburg, Virginia, and Southern Florida.
Another personal touch you get at Painesville Furniture & Carpet is live contact when you call the store. They offer curbside pickup and load and go from their warehouse M-F. Browse their endless aisle an electronic shopping experience available in the showroom with more than 10,000 items from outdoor living to accessories it’s all on the endless aisle.
Painesville Furniture & Carpet offers quick and affordable delivery. Your old furniture can be removed, a service not offered from many other retailers. When Painesville Furniture and Carpet crews deliver, they take it into your home, place it into the correct room, set up as needed and remove the packaging materials.
Painesville Furniture & Carpet is located at 83 S. State St. For more information, call 440-352-2600 or visit www.painesvillefurniture.com.
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In the fall of 2014 the schools in Painesville collected donations for Forbes House, a domestic violence shelter. Morse Van Lines not only was a collection point for food and shelter donations but we supplied 2 movers and a truck of ours on two different occasions to bring the items to them. The children at the schools collected donations and brought them to our trucks, these were great days for Morse Van Lines and Forbes House
Each winter the City of Painesville has a chili cook off and we happily enter annually hoping to win the title of best chili. This year we placed for best chili and are happy to support this event which is open to the public
The Downtown Painesville Organization is a non-profit group dedicated to bringing back the historic main street and revitalizing the entire city. At Morse Van Lines we are excited to put our talents to use with this fabulous organization. We help plant thousands of bulbs each year to help beautify the city, we have sold poinsettia’s and daffodil’s in which the funds support the purchase of bulbs, we participate in the yearly holiday open house, sit on multiple committees and do what we can to support the city.
One additional opportunity we give our fellow merchants is a monthly merchant meeting. Each month we host a merchant meeting for business owners in Painesville. We get together to discuss what is happening in our city and how we can best work together to continue the growth and excitement that we see. If you are a business owner and would like to attend the merchant meetings please let us know so we can get you all of the important information.