The history of Trend Manor Furniture Manufacturing Company
is a genuine classic American dream story.
The company began as an ambition
idea shared by two young men. Mr. Julian Vecchione started in the furniture business
working in his parents retail store. There, he and a friend who was a furniture
salesman on the road talked about starting their own furniture manufacturing business.
Before they could get started,
World War II began and they both went into the armed forces to serve their country.
At the wars end in 1946,
Julian Vecchione returned home with a new nickname, Vic, that has stuck to this day, and a
new business. He and his partner set up shop in a 3500 square foot plant in East Los
Angeles making modern occasional furniture.
When looking to name the business, they discovered that the
first two choices of Trend Furniture and Manor Furniture were already taken. Vic decided
to combine the two and
thus Trend Manor Furniture was
In 1949, after only three years in
the original location, the company moved to a new location in Los Angeles and Vic became
the sole owner, buying out his partner.
Trend Manor could not immediately
support the entire facility so they shared the 10,000 square foot plant with a casket
manufacturer. That relationship died six months later when Trend Manor grew to need the
By 1956 Trend Manor had again grown strong enough to
necessitate another move. A new 20,000 square foot factory was built in an industrial area
of Pico Rivera. Also at that time, Trend Manor entered the field of Early American and
their exceptional quality was an immediate success.
Trend Manor continued to flourish
under the leadership of Vic Vecchione. In 1961 his son Ted joined the company. By 1969
they had outgrown the Pico Rivera plant prompting the fourth move to their present day
location in the City of Industry.
On a three-acre parcel in a new industrial area they built
a 65,000 square foot building. A tremendous downturn in business right at the time of the
move made things extremely difficult. Trend Manor occupied 45,000 feet of the plant and
leased out the remaining 20,000 feet, which was built for future expansion. A lot of
blood, sweat, and tears went into this initial year, but the company was successful and
soon grew to take over the entire building.
Today, Trend Manor continues to
grow and produce furniture of unequaled quality. The company now has three generations
working as Vic Vecchiones grandsons Greg and Scott have joined the firm.
In an industry where others have gone
to cheaper materials and shoddy workmanship, Trend Manor continues to offer SOLID WOOD
furniture of exceptional value. Trend Manor is committed to having the latest woodworking
equipment but steadfastly refuses to compromise quality craftsmanship. A prime example is
that each piece of furniture still is hand-rubbed and waxed to enhance the natural beauty
of the wood.
Vic Vecchione said it best in his
goal for Trend Manor: We want to build furniture that people will be proud to have
in their homes and will truly last for generations.