In January 1950, Wilbur Berger established Monarch Glass on Rachel Street in Montreal, providing quality custom mirror and glasswork for both retail stores and the home. Understanding that there was more business with glass, Monarch started manufacturing and then diversified to importing mirrors and frames. In 1965 Monarch Glass got the very lucrative contract of manufacturing frames for the Expo and renamed itself Monarch Specialties Inc. During this time, they moved their operations to a larger location to increase their import business, while continuing to use their extensive glass knowledge to manufacture furniture such as glass top tables and TV stands. In 1997 they started importing from Asia offering over 1000 different items of furniture for virtually every room in the home. The addition of their import line has increased the Monarch catalogue to the impressive size it is today, featuring bedroom, living room, accent, home office and many more categories. Monarch is a leader in the furniture import and distribution business. Their fashion forward designs, attention to quality and on-time customer service make them a value driven leader in the home furnishings industry.