Lima Carpet was started by Gordon Whelpton in 1967, out of his home in Lima, New York. The business soon outgrew it's home garage and a large motor home he called "the showroom on wheels" where he kept samples. Due to many referrals by satisfied customers, Gordon's name and reputation grew and in the mid-70's he opened his first storefront showroom.
In the mid-80's Gordon needed a larger showroom and warehouse to accommodate his thriving business. He moved to the neighboring community of Avon where he set up shop in Avon Town Plaza. The name of the business thereafter expanded to Lima Carpet of Avon.
Over the years, under the ownership of Gordon, Lima Carpet has developed a reputation for honesty and hometown service. In 1997 Gordon retired and sold his business to his daughter, Renné Wenner. The second generation continues the fine tradition of quality that the public has come to expect from Lima Carpet.
Renné Wenner, President, has always had an interest in color and design and after high school went to a local college to sharpen her natural skills for interior design. Renne has been instrumental in expanding the interior design aspect of Lima Carpet and works in the store as the interior design professional.