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U.S. Wallcovering has been in the wallcovering business for over a century and during that time three generations of the Levine family have been active nationally on behalf of the industry. Contributing to the popularity of wallcovering is the recognition that wallcovering, for a nominal investment, will completely alter the look and interest of a room. And, from its inception, U.S. Wallcovering has always provided the best value in their marketing area.
Founder A. Levine (center), 2nd generation I.H. Levine (right), current owner and 3rd generation, Gary Levine at age 14 (left) and his brother Bob at age 7 (front).
Where it Began...
Founded in 1905 by A. Levine, an immigrant from Prussia, U.S. Wallcovering has undergone many name changes starting with U.S. Wall Paper and Paint Co. The original store was located on Woodland Avenue in Cleveland. Soon outgrowing the limited space of the store, USW moved to Euclid Avenue and then on to Independence, Mentor, University Heights, Solon, Richmond Heights, and North Olmsted.
USW has always been a family owned and operated business with Abraham’s sons, Isadore (I.H.) and Mitchell managing the business following Abraham’s death. I.H.’s sons, Gary and Bob represent the third generation of the Levine’s to be involved in the business. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Gary was on his way to California to start a career in commercial real estate when he stopped in Cleveland to help out with the family business for a few months. Fifty years later, Gary is still helping out, serving as President. His brother Bob retired in 1994.
An artist’s rendering of an early store.
U.S. Wallcovering Today
Gary has a unique philosophy about serving his customers. At a time when other wallcovering enterprises are limiting their in-stock selection, reducing the number of employees, closing retail stores and relying solely on online sales, U.S. Wallcovering is employing a multifaceted approach.
In addition to its website, the company has enhanced its 7000 square foot Showroom and now stocks over 4000 wallcovering designs. Gary is also dedicated to ensuring a stable, consistent workforce. All of his current employees have been with him for over 25 years. It is this combination of knowledgeable employees and an extensive on-hand inventory of the latest patterns and supplies that defines U.S. Wallcovering as the premier store for wallcovering.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Showroom in North Olmsted.
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You can shop a portion of our 4000+ patterns online at our eBay store and at our partner store, For the Love of Wallpaper. Shop now by clicking below.