The three-story structure of Farrell’s Fine Furnishings towers above Watson Street in Ripon. Since 2001, the historic building has housed furniture and accessories that the people in the area have come to associate with distinction and quality.
Owner Troy Farrell dreamed of a furniture store that would be eclectic and fresh. After he managed his family store for two years, he took ownership in 1999 and immediately began incorporating his own personality. The ground floor of Farrell’s Fine Furnishings is full of best sellers: sofas and chairs. Scattered among the beautifully displayed living rooms are lamps, rugs, artwork, knick knacks, and room accessories. With shipments coming in up to once per week, customers can visit several times per month and always find something new, and everything is for sale.
On the second floor, the mood changes with bedrooms, dining tables, chairs, and a vast array of recliners. Because most of the furniture is hand picked by Troy, there are very few duplicates. Finally, the third floor consists of odds and ends and clearance items.
Part of the reason the furniture selection is so eclectic is that over half of what Farrell’s Fine Furniture sells is made from a custom order. Customers can page through thousands of fabric swatches to design exactly what they need for their home.
“We carry furniture from Hooker, Rowe, Craftmaster, Hammary, and, most recently, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines,” says Troy. The companies he buys from manufacture handmade furniture and some, like Craftmaster, are made in the United States. He is also committed to purchasing items made only from sustainable wood sources.
Troy prides himself on his employees’ excellent customer service. “We are a friendly, down-home furniture store with great prices. You’ll always find a kind face when you walk in our doors.”
Not only that, Farrell’s Fine Furnishings delivers furniture to wherever you live. “We regularly make deliveries throughout the Green Lake area, and also to Green Bay, Milwaukee, and even Chicago,” says Troy.
When Troy is not working hard to keep his inventory fresh and new, he prides himself on opening up his doors for Ripon’s annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration. Every year, his store hosts the gingerbread house contest. People visit the creations and vote for their favorite house while admiring the beautiful Christmas décor as they warm their hands and feet.
Rebekah Sell is a freelance writer and blogger in the Fox Valley.