The George C. Field Company, Inc., founded in 1897 and incorporated in 1922, is celebrating 100 years under our family's ownership and 125 years since Mr. George C. Field started the business in Madison, Connecticut.
The George C. Field Company of Madison was founded in 1897 by its namesake after a four-year apprenticeship as a cabinet maker, inlay expert, and master craftsman in the construction trades. After settling in Madison, he began as a building repairman and as an undertaker using some of his skills in the preparation of fine coffinwork. As a sideline, he also restored antique furniture.
By 1922, Mr. Field's health began to deteriorate and he thought of giving up the business. His friends' advice prevailed, though, when he incorporated the company and allowed detail work to be handled by others. If anything, Field's high standards were raised even higher at that point. This is also the point, 100 years ago, that the Clark family began its ownership of the company. Mr. Carl Richmond, great uncle of current President, Tryon D. Clark, became a stockholder and manager of the company.
We are proud to be part of such a long-standing, successful business and look forward to continuing this tradition into the future.
With many thanks to our outstanding employees, tenants, clients, customers, vendors and partners for helping make this a successful business.