From humble beginnings as a World War II-era furniture company and government supplier, Warwick Inc. has grown to become a widely-respected business technology solutions provider servicing mid-to-large-sized companies in Ohio and surrounding states.
Combining a wealth of experience with cutting-edge technology expertise, we are uniquely poised to help our customers discover the perfect mix of communications and IT systems to support their critical business objectives.
Arthur Kuehn and Howard Pim open Warwick Furniture on the corner of 30th and Euclid in Cleveland, Ohio. The name “Warwick” is chosen at random from the phone book!
America enters World War II, and determined not to let the war disrupt their developing business, Arthur and Howard shift gears to manufacturing and start producing wooden crates for the U.S. Government. Soon, the company’s name changes to Warwick Furniture and Products.
When the war ends, Arthur and Howard decide to expand into the installation and service of dictating equipment and form Warwick Recorder, establishing a foothold in this growing field.
Arthur and Howard split up their holdings, each taking over a different division of the company. Arthur takes over Warwick Recorder.
Warwick Recorder is contracted to install an internal telephone system, also known as a Private Automatic Exchange (PAX). After successfully completing the task, the company is awarded a Northeast Ohio distributorship from the manufacturer, allowing them to expand their products and services throughout the rest of the 1950s.
With around 12 employees, Warwick Recorder incorporates and becomes Warwick Communications, Inc. In the next few years, Warwick installs the first electronic solid-state telephone switchboard at Minster Machine Company in Minster, Ohio, establishing early leadership in the telecommunications field.
An FCC ruling allows Warwick to begin offering businesses a complete communication system. Also, Arthur, having seen his company evolve with the industry, takes a step back and his son Don becomes President.
Arthur passes away on April 15, having retired in 1988 but continued serving as Treasurer until his death 47 years after Warwick Recorder first opened its doors. Little did he know that the company he started would one day be the oldest Cleveland-based company specializing in the sale and service of business communications equipment.
Don is ready to retire, but wanting the company his father founded to continue on without him, he decides to sell. Long-time employees Heidi Murphy and Steve Leopold purchase the company along with Laura Green in October of 2009.
A Data Division is added to focus on small-to-medium sized (SMB) and mid-market customers. Today, this division provides managed service solutions across many verticals and industries including education, healthcare, professional businesses and non-profit organizations.
Warwick celebrates 70 years in business!
City of Cleveland CSB (Cleveland Small Business)
City of Cleveland FBE (Female Business Enterprise)
Cuyahoga County SBE (Small Business Enterprise)
Awards & Achievements
The Business Longevity Award from Smart Business News Magazine in 2016. The award recognized Cleveland businesses that have been in operation for 70 years or more.
NEO Success Award from Inside Business Magazine in 2002, 2014 and 2015 for being one of the top performing companies in Northeast Ohio.
9/90 Award from Inside Business Magazine in 1998 and 1999 for being one of the top performing companies in the nine-county area around Cleveland.