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.