Only 30 short years after the small southwest Florida town known as Ft. Myers, population 349, was incorporated, Virgil Robb and W.R. Lee opened their new furniture and general merchandise store. That year was 1915. Henry Ford’s wife, Clara, traveled the rough shell roads and bought beautiful furniture there for their home on Riverside Drive, now known as McGregor Blvd. The store product lines included the famous Edison Phonograph, but why not, the Edison’s were also good customers. Harry Stucky joined the team two years later in 1917. By 1925, Lee had left the business and the company was officially known as Robb & Stucky.
Today the company operates showrooms in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota. 2015 marks Robb & Stucky’s one-hundredth anniversary, and the brand’s expansion to Florida’s East Coast. Robb & Stucky will open a new showroom in Coral Gables by the end of 2015 and will open a new Boca Raton showroom in 2016.
“We have always had our eyes set on Coral Gables and Boca Raton,” said Steve Lush, Robb & Stucky President, “Now that we are firmly established in Southwest Florida we are making it happen, and just in time to celebrate our 100th anniversary.” Lush continues, “We promise to provide the ultimate shopping experience for our clients – we proved it in Southwest Florida, and we’ll do it again on Florida’s East Coast.
It is a new day for Robb & Stucky, one that is bright and promising. We invite everyone to be a part of it.”