Way Back When... 1902
Updated 12:05 pm, Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ring’s End was founded in 1902 in Darien. It got its unique name from the area where it was first located, “Ring’s End Landing” (which in turn may have been named after the town of Ring’s End, north of London, or Ringsend Point in Dublin Bay).
Originally, Ring’s End supplied the surrounding area with coal, grain, hay, feed, and flour by the barrel. Small sailing vessels delivered these products up the Goodwives
The year Ring’s End was founded in Darien.
Eventually, Ring’s End replaced coal with fuel oil. But by 1955, as the company shifted its emphasis to supplying materials for the building trade, the fuel oil business was sold to the Home Oil Company of Darien.
Over the next 50 years of its history, Ring’s End experienced tremendous growth. It opened the Lewisboro Supply Company (now Ring’s End of Lewisboro) in 1959, Ring’s End of Bethel in 1979, Ring’s End of New Milford in 1991, Ring’s End of Niantic in 1998, and the Ring’s End Paint Center of New London in 2002.
In its second century, the company has continued to expand, opening Ring’s End of Wilton in 2005, Ring’s End of Branford in 2006, and Ring’s End of Norwalk in 2009, and the Ring’s End Paint Center of Stamford in 2011.
And in 2007, a local millworks shop was acquired and relocated its custom millwork operations to the Ring’s End Milford warehouse location.