History of EF Marburger
EF Marburger Fine Flooring was founded by Eli Franklin Marburger in 1913. The company’s first store opened at 1021 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, under the name of Guarantee Rug and Carpet Company.
Eli Marburger’s son, Donald K. Marburger, joined the firm in 1923. In 1930, the firm expanded its operation and erected a building at 1819 North Meridian Street. Catering to the desire of its growing clientele, they soon added a high-end home furnishings division. As industry began to flourish, so did Marburger’s commercial flooring business. In l950 they installed the world’s largest greaseproof industrial floor system for Western Electric Company in Indianapolis. Ten years later they duplicated the order for the Western Electric plant at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. These installations consisted of nearly two million square feet of composition flooring.
The Marburger Legacy
Eli Franklin Marburger
Donald K. Marburger
Ronald R. Marburger
In 2001, Ron’s youngest daughter, Kelly Marburger Novak joined the firm as project manager and design consultant. She became the Residential Sales Manager in 2004.
In 2005, Indianapolis Interior Designer, Karla Shone, became Showroom Manager and established a Designer/Builder Program, offering special pricing and incentives to members. EF Marburger began updating and broadening their showroom selections to provide more products for residential use. During 2006, an additional 5,000 square feet of showroom was added. This allowed Marburger to display an endless selection of products for both residential and commercial use. Throughout the years, under the guidance of family ownership and values, EF Marburger has earned a reputation for knowledge, craftsmanship and integrity. Today they have the most accessible and finest selection of flooring products in the Midwest.
What does the future hold for EF Marburger Fine Flooring? President, Ron Marburger, anticipates and embraces continued growth while striving to maintain customer satisfaction. “If we listen to and educate our clients, provide them with the best possible product, at a fair price, and stay ahead of the future in technology and design, we will pave the way for the fifth generation to join this firm.”
Since 1913 EF Marburger has furnished flooring for thousands of schools, hospitals, churches, historic buildings, athletic facilities, universities, corporate offices, as well as some of Indianapolis’ most notable residences.