After many years as a valued employee, Jim bought the business and added his name to theirs. He established a solid foundation for success by offering the best products available and making sure every customer received exceptional service from sale to delivery.
Those values were passed on to his children and today the company is still owned by all nine of his children and actively operated by five members of the Warner family.
What is a Stellian?
After 35 years of doing business as "Warners' Stellian" inquiring minds still want to know the meaning behind our name. Over the years we've received all kinds of questions like "Where did it come from?" or "What does it mean?" and "What's a Stellian?" Many customers want to know, "Why is there an apostrophe after Warner?"
The truth behind it all is this: Originally, a couple by the name of Steve and Lillian Farkas owned an appliance store called Stellian's Appliance located on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. They had created the name ‘Stellian' through a combination of their first names, Steve and Lillian.
In 1953, Jim Warner took a sales job at Stellian's. In 1970, after many years as a valued employee, Jim bought the business and added his name to theirs also making it plural to include his wife and children. The store name then became Warners' Stellian.