Oliviers are a well established family run business, which began in 1958 when Peter and Rosemary Olivier opened their shop at the YMCA buildings in Richmond.
However our story begins before that as pre 1958 Mr Joseph Olivier ran a small antique shop and picture framing business. He was a well known character around the local community using a horse and cart for deliveries - those were the days. Peter and Rosemary sold a combination of new and secondhand goods and held regular Auction sales in the market hall, we even diversified into estate agency and carried out furniture removals, an all round service was provided.
In 1982 Paul Olivier joined the family firm and became the 3rd generation to ply their trade to the local community and beyond. In 1992 a major refurbishment of the YMCA premises was undertaken making a clean, friendly and informative environment for our valued customers.
More expansion was on the agenda and so premises at Barnard Castle were purchased in 1992. The Barnard Castle store, which was 3 times larger than the Richmond premises, offer customers, more choice, value and commitment to good service.
In 2002 the Richmond store moved from the town centre store to new larger showrooms on the Gallowfields Trading estate.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we carry such well known brands as Sherborne, Silentnight, Alstons, Nathan, Old Charm, Vale Upholstery and many more.
As a family run business we continue to strive to provide what our customers ask for, what we ourselves would ask for if we were the customer, a pleasant , helpful and knowledgeable staff with the ability to see the face behind the name at all times.