About Us

From humble beginnings as a World War II-era furniture company and government supplier, Warwick 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.

Our history

Over 70 years of business

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1940

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!

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1942

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.

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1945

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.

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1946

Arthur and Howard split up their holdings, each taking over a different division of the company. Arthur takes over Warwick Recorder.

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1956

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.

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1960

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.

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1969

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.

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1992

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.

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2009

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.

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2010-2016

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.

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2020

Like many other organizations, Warwick pivots to a completely remote workforce in response to COVID-19.

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2021

Warwick celebrates their 75th anniversary.

Certifications

City of Cleveland CSB (Cleveland Small Business)
City of Cleveland FBE (Female Business Enterprise)
Cuyahoga County SBE (Small Business Enterprise)

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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 & 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.

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Green Initiative

Over the past few years, Warwick has recycled old computers to limit their disposal into a landfill.

We work with PC’s for People, a non-profit organization where every project, program and initiative is centered around getting low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet into the homes of low-income individuals. Through an unwavering commitment to the communities they serve, PC’s for People have distributed over 80,000 computers, subscribed thousands of families to low-cost internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics.

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Meet Our Family!

Our team includes dedicated voice engineers, data engineers, security engineers, project managers, and many other experts to ensure that we design and implement a customized solution. The team behind Warwick has over 200 years of combined industry experience.

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