In the early 1900s, small town America was steadfast, strong and self-reliant.
At that time, people within a single community relied on one another for everything
-- from educating their youngsters in one-room schoolhouses, to furnishing family
homes, building and maintaining homestead farms, providing every need so that residents
never had to leave their community in order to conduct business.
In 1916, Jeromesville, Ohio was one such small town. Carl Hardware sat on the town
square, where farmers gathered to purchase everything from nails to small field
implements. Situated next door to the hardware was Fickes Furniture store, where
everyone from newlyweds to aging folks gathered to purchase such things as baby
cradles, desks, tables and chairs, trunks, dry sinks, wooden ice boxes and beds.
Many of these items became priceless heirloom pieces passed down through the generations.
If the shopkeepers of those two businesses could have looked ahead over nearly 100
years, they would witness their two families brought together through marriage,
and great grandson, Mark Fickes, continuing on with the tradition of providing quality
furniture from the Fickes Furniture showroom floor.
Fickes Furniture has long operated on the principles of honesty and integrity while
providing affordable, quality furniture that will stand the test of time. The Fickes
family is deeply rooted in the community in more ways than one, as Mark enjoys raising
his young family in the same small town in which his great-grandfathers reared theirs.