About Cardi’s

One of the most unique features of Cardi’s is our rich history.

For nearly 100 years Cardi’s has distinguished itself by offering an extensive selection of home furnishings at great prices, backed by unparalleled customer service.

Here’s a look at some of the distinctive features offered only at Cardi’s:

NIROPE

What is NIROPE? Where did it come from? Here is the story: When we were kids, our parents bought us a 10-foot row boat. This was a subtle way of letting us know we would have to work to get anywhere in life. Our great-aunt Grace then told us we needed to name the boat. She took the first 2 letters of each of our first names, Nick(NI), Ron(RO) & Pete’s(PE), and called it “NI-RO-PE” as in rope to tie the boat.

Later we used “NI-RO-PE” to help describe in a single word our personal assurance that when shopping at any one of our stores, you will experience the largest selection, the best service, and enjoy the absolute lowest prices. We are proud to carry on and deliver the tradition of legendary customer service to all of our customers.

NIROPE

Price Protection

Nobody beats our NIROPE low prices, NOOOBODY. Cardi’s Furniture offers a simple 100% Price Guarantee. It’s NIROPE’S personal assurance that you’ll get the absolute lowest price every day. If you find the same item for less, after all applicable discounts and coupon offers, offered under the same terms and conditions from any local stocking dealer, we will refund 100% of the difference up to 30 days after delivery. We will meet any price on any Tempur-pedic, Comforpedic, Simmons Beautyrest Black, iComfort, Ekornes and Thomasville. Excludes Clearance and floor models. See stores for details.

    Cardi’s Timeline

    An inside look at our company’s rich history:

    Historical Collage of Cardi's Family 1
    1901

    Dominic and Rosa Cardi (Nick, Ron and Pete’s grandparents) leave the Italian town of Itri and arrive in America, where they settled in the Knightsville section of Cranston.

    1928

    Rosa opens Cardi’s as a general store. Nicholas Cardi Sr. (Nick, Ron and Pete’s father), leaves high school at age 16 to work full-time at the store.

    1942

    Nicholas Cardi Sr. expands the furniture business to include appliances and carpeting.

    1945

    Peter, Nicholas Cardi Sr.’s brother, joins the company (eventually retiring in 1975).

    1970’s

    Nicholas Jr., Ron, and Peter (NIROPE) join the family business full-time after completing college.

    1983

    Cardi’s Furniture opens a Broyhill showcase gallery, one of the first in the country.

    Historical Collage of Cardi's Family 2
    1984

    Before retiring, Nicholas Cardi Sr. had a vision to reinvent Cardi’s as it opened its first Superstore, a massive distribution center and new corporate offices.

    1989

    Cardi’s 24-acre Swansea facility opens-offering customers the best furniture shopping experience in Rhode Island, RI’s East Bay, Southeastern Ma., Cape Cod and the Islands.

    1993

    Cardi’s continues to evolve with the changing needs of furniture shoppers by opening its first Thomasville showroom, also in Swansea.

    1996

    Cardi’s opens its second location on Route 2, West Warwick—the largest showroom of its kind. Its convenient location facilitates service to the West Bay area of Rhode Island, and nearby Connecticut.

    2000

    Cardi’s opens its second Thomasville Showroom and creates the Rhode Island Design Center—the largest, most luxurious home furnishings interior design showroom in the marketplace. In this same year, Cardi’s Swansea location was completely renovated and expanded to three times its original size.

    Historical Collage of Cardi's Family 3
    2004

    Cardi’s opens a totally new furniture campus on Rt. 1a in South Attleboro, Ma.

    2006

    Cardi’s opens it’s first Cardi’s Bedding Plus store in South Kingstown, RI—a full-service bedding showroom featuring furniture selections for every room of the home.

    2008-present

    Cardi’s opens its Braintree, MA Showroom. The location is the first in the Boston-Metro area and is only a three-minute walk from the T’s Red and Old Colony Lines. Later that year the first store on Cape Cod in Hyannis, Ma. opens. Additional Cardi’s Furniture stores have opened in Fall River, Ma., North Dartmouth, Ma., Westerly, RI, Hanover, Ma., Johnston, RI, Cranston, RI, Falmouth, M., Orleans, Ma., Woonsocket, RI, Raynham, Ma., Middletown, and RI, Plymouth, Ma.

    Present The Cardi’s family of stores continues to grow while offering customers the ultimate furniture and mattress shopping experience!