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Country View Wicker began roughly 14 years ago by Verna and Esta Yoder, sisters who were looking to provide a large selection of wicker furniture for the locals and tourists in and around the Holmes County area.
"We had friends who could repair wicker furniture and they had a variety of inventory already on hand," Verna said. "We started small and grew from there."
Most of the wicker selection is imported; however, the business also provides wicker accessories, cushions and various home dcor items along with its range of indoor and outdoor furniture.
The cushions, accessories and home dcor are made in the United States and purchased from retailers. The most popular collections include Grand Iisle, Mountain View, Old Nassau and Naples.
Country View Wicker's main focus is in supplying locals and tourists with a variety of wicker furniture all in one location. The business also works with customers who are looking for replacement cushions, in the instance that the customer already has a piece of wicker and needs to update or repair the look of it.
"We're a one of a kind store," Verna said. "We hear people say they have never found this much variety all in one place."
As the weather gets nicer and people are looking to spruce up their lawns and patio spaces, outdoor furniture is increasing in popularity. Country View Wicker offers chairs, love seats, swings, chaise lounges, tables and dining sets perfect for outdoor living space.
"A lot of people are doing more with the outdoor space," Verna said. "They make a very nice display and it brings the comfort of the indoor."
Future goals for the business include a growth in inventory. At the moment Verna and Esta are looking into doing more with their sectionals line, especially the products made by NorthCape International, if they find a need for it in the community.
Verna and Esta strive to work personally with a customer's needs and goals for their home.
On a day-to-day basis "we're trying to understand what the customer wants and where their needs are," Verna said. "It's my favorite aspect of the business, working with customers, making happy customers. I love sales...it's kind of my passion."
Country View Wicker is located at 2701 Ohio 557 in Baltic. Regular business hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday. For more information call 330-897-6007 or visit www.countryviewwicker.com.