Ring’s End: Your Inspiration. Our Expertise - New Canaan & Darien Moms

If you have lived in Fairfield County for some time, chances are you have made a stop at Ring’s End.  If you’re new to town, you may still be on the hunt for the local home improvement store in your area.  To the homeowner, Ring’s End is a local resource you can trust when you need help with a home improvement project. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, searching for the perfect color paint, creating a backyard oasis with a new deck, replacing your windows, or even changing small details like cabinet and door hardware, Ring’s End is your one-stop-shop.

A staple of the community in many Fairfield County towns, Ring’s End takes its unique name from Ring’s End Landing on the Good Wives River in Darien, Connecticut. There, in 1902, the Ring’s End Fuel Company was founded to supply feed and fuel to the surrounding area. Eventually, the focus of the company shifted away from fuel and toward building materials, necessitating a move to be closer to rail service. Their current location on West Avenue in Darien has a railroad side that is still in operation today.

Now under its third generation of family leadership, Ring’s End continues to expand and evolve as an industry leader. They serve builders, architects and homeowners throughout the state with their 9 full-service locations and 10 free-standing paint centers, most with dedicated design and décor showrooms presenting high end wallcoverings, window treatments, fabrics, and area rugs.  A commercial paint and lacquer facility, custom millwork shop, centralized distribution warehouse, and an education center support the demanding requests for premium building and design materials while empowering pro customers to hone their craft.

But at the core of their business, Ring’s End stands for service.  It is what sets them apart from their competition and the big box retailers, and why after 118 years in business you will find the same consistent experience no matter which location you visit.  

“We value our customers and really do share in the pride of their success.  When someone comes to us with a problem or idea it’s our responsibility to show them the solution, help them understand the process, and provide the expertise they are looking for.  You bring us your inspiration and we will do our best to make it a reality.  We consider ourselves a part of your team, here for you from start to finish.”, says Mike Burkhart, Vice President and COO.

With new leadership and technology, such as a recently launched e-commerce website, Ring’s End is refreshing their look and mission.  On October 1st, they revealed an updated logo with clean and modern text, still preserving the historic elements of their long-standing brand.  They have also taken time during the pandemic to reflect, analyze and create a new brand message, one which speaks to the many different customers they serve, and communicates the essence of their mission.

“Your Inspiration. Our Expertise.” is about achieving success through collaboration, turning vision into reality, and acknowledging the relationship between creativity and know-how as essential. It tells our customers that Ring’s End is a resource, a trusted advisor, and their partner. It says we have a shared goal which will be achieved together. It’s an emotional message about a relationship that reflects our values and will resonate with our different audiences in largely the same way, making it widely applicable and very useful.”, explains Scott Herling, Director of Paint Operations and Marketing.  

With an influx of new residents from New York City and more time being spent in the home, there is an increased desire to renovate and redecorate.  Ring’s End offers the products and services homeowners need to personalize their homes, with design capabilities such as premium paint, window treatments, area rugs, fabrics and wallpaper, as well as kitchen and bath cabinetry and countertops.  With unparalleled customer service, and their large breadth of products and services, Ring’s End is the partner you can trust to bring your inspiration to life.

To find a Ring’s End near you, visit https://www.ringsend.com/locations

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