Newman Furniture Company began in 1948 when E. B. Newman Sr.(Ben) decided to buy a truck(s) and a warehouse and begin a furniture service. In 1948 there was no store you could just walk in to but the truck(s) loaded up furniture at the warehouse every morning and rode from home to home offering different goods. In the years to come the furniture market and the store began to grow and change. Ben eventually bought a building in Downtown Camden and began to offer a wide selection of furniture, appliances, and bedding as well as many other goods. Ben believed that good business was done with a firm handshake and a man's word. He ran his store on the principle that if you treat others as you would like to be treated then you will be successful. This business philosophy worked and still continues to work today. Ben grew Newman Furniture Co. into 2 - two story downtown buildings and a two story warehouse.
Newman Furniture of Camden moved to the dusty bend area of Camden in 2010. It is owned and operated by Ken Newman, Ben Newman's son. Newman Furniture of Elgin opened in 2002. It is owned by Ken Newman and Richard Ham. The Elgin store is operated by Richard Ham.