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Sales associates Suzanne Markland (left) and Laura Blazer try out wicker chairs at the Riverhead showroom.
Owner: Edward Delaney Sr.
Year established: 2002
Location: 1189 Route 58, Riverhead
Number of employees: 10
The original Kaufman Allied store opened in Central Islip in 1939, starting out manufacturing redwood furniture and selling it directly to the public. The business eventually expanded, manufacturing PVC pipe furniture and with its own sewing department.
Over the years Kaufman Allied has added products manufactured by other companies that “meet our high standards of quality,” said owner Edward Delaney Sr. Today they sell every type of outdoor furniture, including cast aluminum, all-weather wicker, teak, recycled plastic, resin and ipe wood, and umbrellas and replacement cushions.
In addition, they have a complete hearth shop, offering wood, gas and pellet stoves as well as inserts. They also sell gas and electric fireplaces and all the accessories.
According to the owner, the business was recently featured in Casual Living magazine as a top retailer in the industry.
Kaufman Allied is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit online at kaufmanallied.com.