The Rug Merchant was established in 2001 with a dedication to exceptional service, selection, and value. It is this dedication that has won them awards along with the trust and loyalty of the Boston area and all New England customers.

While the original Weymouth location was quickly outgrown, the Rockland location of The Rug Merchant has over 15,000 square feet, allowing them to offer an even more expansive selection of carpeting. There is a well-organized showroom with an extensive selection of ample sized samples to borrow. In addition, there is a spacious area rug room displaying varying sized rugs in many styles to compliment your home’s decor. The Rug Merchant also has their own warehouse and workroom on the premises allowing them full control of the quality and the workmanship of all custom carpeting.


Steve WintersonScituate native, Steve Winterson entered the carpet industry after serving our country for six years in the Air Force. He teamed with his father to start a retail carpet business in Weymouth. After 15 successful years Steve decided to go out on his own and form a partnership with Hilary, creating The Rug Merchant in 2001. He is the proud father of 2 teenaged boys.

Hilary RepaHilary Repa has over 17 years experience in the carpet business. She and Steve travel regularly to trade shows to learn the cutting edge techniques, designs and products. Hilary joined Steve in founding The Rug Merchant in 2001 and it has been a successful partnership. Hilary also has a passion for designing semi-precious jewelry. The couple live in Weymouth.

The Rug Merchant has been a Better Business Bureau member since its inception, with an A+ rating. Most recently, the Community Newspapers reading public voted the company, “The Best Carpet Store on the South Shore”.

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11b Commerce RoadRockland MA 02370781.331.5505
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed 9-6, Thurs 9-8, Fri 9-6 and Sat 10-5