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Conklin Bros. History HeaderIn 1880, brothers Frank and Joe Conklin opened “The Pacific Steam Carpet Cleaning and Renovating Works” on Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. Carpet cleaning and renovation were conducted in the company plant; carpet was picked up and delivered by wagon, pulled by a pair of mules. When the Conklin brothers retired, Joseph Emmons and his son Jack took over the business and grew it into a retail floorcovering chain, keeping the Conklin Bros name.

In 1963, Richard Oderio bought the Conklin Bros franchise in San Jose. He later joined the Abbey Carpet co-op, so he could offer his customers greater selection and better pricing. Richard retired in 1989, at which time his son Rick took over the helm of the family business.

Today, Conklin Bros has three showrooms in San Jose, Fremont and San Mateo. Conklin Bros is proud to offer Bay Area residents a locally-owned resource for the best in carpet, flooring, service and installation. All with competitive prices and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. What’s more, Conklin Bros is proud to play an active role in the well-being of the communities we serve.

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