It all started in 1936 when our founder, Frank Ruby, opened The Ruby Furniture Co. Frank Ruby knew early on that honesty and integrity would serve him well. These beliefs laid the foundation for his business career, and ultimately our family's business practices. For over 75 years, our family has continued to provide the most exciting array of quality home furnishings to the residents of Upstate New York.
The original store was located in a small 800 square foot "kiosk" at the entrance of Rochester's most popular downtown movie house, The RKO Palace. It was only a few years later that the public response prompted a move to a larger store on the corner of Franklin & St Paul. This store had the unfortunate timing of opening December 7th, 1941, the day of the infamous attacks on Pearl Harbor. Interrupted by World War II, Frank Ruby went to work for Eastman Kodak, and it wasn't until after the war, in 1946, that he teamed up with Ted Gordon and resumed business under the current corporate name of Ruby-Gordon Furniture, Inc.
The new downtown Rochester store became an instant success as people returning from the war effort had a great demand for goods and services that were previously unavailable. The business continued to grow and prosper, prompting two more moves. In 1965, with the retirement of Ted Gordon, the store moved one last time to our current 135,000 square foot retail complex in the suburbs of Rochester, NY.
Today, Ruby-Gordon Inc. is the largest privately owned furniture store in Monroe County. With Frank Ruby’s son, Raymond Ruby still actively engaged in growing the business, we still hold true to the family tradition of honesty and integrity. This continual commitment to excellence was again recognized as Ruby-Gordon Furniture was voted the #1 furniture store in the Democrat & Chronicles Rochester Choice Award.
Our showroom offers a vast array of options for any budget, we offer low opening prices to upper end furniture with ever-changing fashion forward product choices. Ruby-Gordon is proud to specialize in custom design, with an in-store interior design team. Our interior designers are available to all customers and Ruby-Gordon provides it all as a completely free service. From the overall floor plan and furniture, to color schemes, fabrics, wall paper, window treatments, accents and area rugs. We offer the complete service.