Seventy years ago, my grandfather opened Mitchell Simon Company in Englewood, New Jersey selling feed and grain. In 1959, my father Philip Simon took over the operation, expanded the store and brought in Hardware store. Over the next twenty years, and many more store expansions, he managed to continually bring in products and lines to meet the needs of his customers. Mitchell Simon Company became known as the pl to shop for all household needs including gifts, cookware, hardware, outdoor play sets, patio furniture, fire pls, and BBQ Grills. In 1985, I joined the family business, At that time, Home Depot was quickly expanding so my father and I created a specialty niche business under one roof. This would strengthen our commitment to customer service and include instant assembly, delivery, & installation of our many products. This niche service would incorporate custom design and layout of patio furniture, gas grill islands, natural gas and wood burning fireplaces. In 2003, we brought on yet another line to services our customers, Garage Organization. Total Garage Concepts became the largest store distributing Gladiator Garage Works. Those products lead me to manufacturing garage cabinetry and installing epoxy floor coatings.
In 2011, the Simon family welcomed the Alt family's services of antique restoration/ conservation, offering antiques for sale, and photography, etc.