NORTHLAKE -- Empire Today, the owner of the famous 800-588-2300 jingle, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Empire, a provider of installed carpet, flooring, and blinds and shades, was founded by entrepreneur Seymour Cohen in 1959 as Empire Plastic Covers, a private, family-owned business. Cohen expanded the company's product line in response to growing customer requests. Over the years, Empire's product line grew, as did the company's national presence. In December 2002, the company adopted its current formal name: Empire Today, changed to reflect customer's ability to shop for floors at home the same day as they make their appointment and get installation on their new flooring the very next day.
To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Empire hosted a barbecue celebration for employees.
"We've come a long way since the business started in 1959, and we look forward to serving many more homeowners during the next six decades," said Keith Weinberger, CEO of Empire Today.