Rodgers Wade established as a manufacturer of fine furniture in Paris, Texas
The company thrives as Paris grows into a rail hub and one of the largest cities in the state, and survives a fire that devastates the downtown center in 1916
An ancestor of the current owner rescues the company from potential liquidation by purchasing the assets and preserving jobs
Rodgers Wade wins a steady stream of business from the rapidly expanding Blockbuster Video chain based in nearby Dallas, and is soon outfitting stores across the U.S. and overseas
The company is acquired by Leggett & Platt, Inc., a major industry producer.
With the company once again facing closure as part of a regional consolidation move, the Harper family re-acquires Rodgers Wade.
New management wins significant new retail fixtures accounts in the health and beauty and fashion industries, as well as millwork and casework projects for hospitality customers.
Investments in new equipment enhance quality and productivity.
Sales and production partnerships in the U.K. and Asia open up new opportunities; Rodgers Wade completes major fast-track project for Top Shop and Top Man, a leading edge fashion brand launching its U.S. presence at Nordstrom stores.
Rodgers Wade continues steady growth, meeting the national expansion requirements of major customers and outfitting their flagship stores.