The History of Satolli Carpet and Floor Covering
1960, Philip Satolli of Warren, Ohio, opens Satolli Carpet.
1993, Philip Satolli passes away. Nick Schuller and Dwayne Noble purchase the business and bring in partner Eric Thompson. Satolli Carpet opens two additional stores in Newton Falls, Ohio, and Sharon, Pennsylvania.
1994 - 2004, Business continued to expand, and the satisfied customer base of Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering continued to grow.
2004, Nick amicably left the business to pursue better opportunities.
2005, Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering relocates to a larger building next to their old address. This move more than doubles the size of the showroom and warehouse. Many products and displays are added, and the inventory increases, allowing prices to be reduced due to significant volume buying discounts.
2006, Dwayne Noble passes away.
2020, Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering celebrates its 60th anniversary.
2023, Eric Thompson celebrates his 30th year of owning Satolli Carpet and Floor Covering in Warren, Ohio.
Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering continues to grow by serving the area's customers with high-quality products, a large and diverse selection, fair pricing, and only the best installation and service.
Meet Eric Thompson
Eric has owned Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering since 1993. He is married to the former Susan Robertson, and they live in Newton Falls. They have three children: Sara (Josh), Eric Thompson Jr. (Chrissy), and Katlyn (Jeffery). They are the proud grandparents of granddaughters, Madilyn, Emily, Madison, and BriElla and grandsons Jaxon, Elliot, Grayson, and Levi.
Eric graduated from Howland High School and attended Youngstown State University and Kent State University. He was twice elected as a City Council Representative. Eric has served our community through his membership on boards of directors with several civic, philanthropic, business, and professional organizations. He has served on the boards of Someplace Safe, a shelter for victims of domestic violence; The Camelot Center, a therapeutic horseback riding facility for children and adults with disabilities; Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Business Pride Award Committee; Warren's Courthouse Square Christmas Tree Lighting Committee; The Downtown Warren Business Association; The Newton Falls Area Chamber of Commerce; Little League Baseball/Softball Association, among others.
Thompson has been recognized many times for his community service and volunteerism. He has received many accolades, including the American Red Cross "Community Star" award and recognition from the United States Congress. Through Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering, he is a member of The Better Business Bureau and has nearly two dozen "Best of the Best" awards. The award is given each year for customer service and product satisfaction and is voted on by the public. Eric Thompson served many years as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Newton Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to running Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering, Thompson is a talented and accomplished magician and comedian. He regularly performs in comedy clubs, theaters, and regional corporate events. For more information on The Magic & Comedy of Eric Thompson, visit his website here.
Eric takes great pride in assisting customers with the proper material selection for their floors. He is also pleased that he has been able to provide consistently fair prices on top-quality merchandise for several decades. He plans on continuing this tradition for many years to come.
The history of carpeting
6000 BC – Evidence of goats and sheep being sheared for wool and hair and then spun and woven.
1480 BC – Evidence of Egyptian fresco of handloom (discovered in 1953).
464 BC – A Pazyryk rug was first woven (discovered in an ice-filled tomb in outer Mongolia in 1960). The rug has all the characteristics of a modern Persian rug with pile and Ghiordes knots.
1000 AD – Marco Polo confirms rug making in Central Anatolia.
1550 – Carpet knotting techniques were first exhibited.
The 1580s – Verularn carpet was made for Queen Elizabeth I. Aubusson carpet center was set up in Beauvoir.
1596 – Pierre DuPont first weaves carpets in Palace Royal Pans.
1655 - Carpet factory built in Wilton, England.
1749 – Dufossy family developed a method to cut loops of Brussels weave to make a nap in Wilton, England.
1770 - 1795 – Royal Society of Arts presented premiums for the finest carpet. Handmade carpetmaking flourished and attracted designers across England, France, and the rest of Europe.
1791 – The first United States carpet factory opened in Philadelphia.
1801 – Jacquard invents a method of presenting different colored yams to weaving faces. This revolutionized patterned making, a system that is still in use today.
1810 – Handmade carpets declined due to the Napoleonic War and competition from machine-made carpet manufacturers. More looms are introduced in England and Scotland.
1825 – The second US carpet mill opens in Massachusetts.
1832 – Mr. A Whytock invented a method to print yarn and then weave it into a flat fabric with the design incorporated. This was the beginning of the Tapestry Carpet Loom.
1839 – Erasmus Bigelow of the United States invented a power loom to make double ingrain and large, seamless patterned carpets at a more economical price. Later, it was powered by steam and sold to Scottish and English manufacturers.
1905 – Britons begin to produce carpets from the first power-driven wide loom, manufacturing carpets in widths of fifteen feet for the first time.
1940 - 1950 – Tufted carpets were developed in the United States from candle-wick weaving techniques.
1960 - Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering opened in Warren, Ohio