Family owned and operated since 1955, Middleton’s Mark twain Center, Inc was originally Calaveras Mercantile bought be Hank and Matilda Middleton in 1955. Starting as a furniture, feed, fabric and appliance business in the original 1500 sq. ft. location proved to not meet the needs of the community. Hank and Mat were now raising their young family, and seeing the potential growth and needs of Calaveras County purchased acres of land in 1960 just on the edge of town. They built and developed the first shopping center in the county. He anchored his 27,000 sq. ft. furniture, appliance, hardware, and gift shop with a local bank and grocery store.
Fast forward, to 1977 with youngest son Bob, graduating college with a BS in Business, taking over the family business, Bob also saw the needs of the community he was raised in, and joined a National Buying Group for Middleton’s in 1981. Being a member of Brand Source, gives Middleton’s the ability to serve their customers with name brand furniture, mattresses. appliances, and televisions such as La–Z–Boy, Ashley, Simmons, Tempur–Pedic, GE, Electrolux, Speed Queen, Frigidaire, Samsung TV’s and also Hoover and Simplicity vacuums at competitive prices with the bonus of expert customer service that an independent retailer can offer.
Here it is 2012 and Middleton’s Mark Twain Center still boasts a local bank, trophy shop, cellular phone store, grocery store, and Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark shop and their Brand Source Furniture, Appliance, and TV store. This 3rd Generation Family Business is a viable part of the entire community with involvement in schools, service clubs, scholarships to high schools, and belongs to the local business association. Middleton’s was also chosen Business of the Year in 2010 by the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce.
After over 57 years in business Middleton’s wants to invite all new and old customers to check out all the can offer for your household needs in the furniture, appliance, mattress and TV department