Marvin Berlin opened New York Carpet World in 1967. Along with his partner, Irving Nusbaum, Berlin grew the chain to an impressive 250 stores in 17 states, including Michigan, making it the top source for household flooring.
Harry Levine added;
“I worked for this company for 6 years and have been in the flooring industry for 40 years. My family was in the flooring business since the late 40′s. “New York Carpet World” was started as “New York Linolieum” , a small store on Haper rd., in the 1940″s. Irving Nusbaum, the son of the original owner, had controlling interest in the buisness. In 1967 Marvin Berlin joined the company. He was a buyer for Federals prior to joining NYCW. Mr. Berlin was infact a minority parner in the business along with Mr. Nusbaums sister. Mr Berlin was, in fact, the driving force behind the increible sucess of the business untill it was sold to Shaw industries a few years before Mr. Berlins death. If you need to verify any of this I am sure you can contact Irving or Rob Nusbaum, both of whom, I believe, still live in Frankin.”