Eddie's Company Inc. was started in 1972. It consists of Eddie's Men Store, Ruth Wardrobe Inc. (a South Carolina based retail clothing store), Eddie's Furniture Store and E.T.E. Inc. (a real estate corporation). After graduating from high school in Hampton, South Carolina, Eddie ventured to Downtown York to open his first retail store Eddie's Mod Shop. In 1974, Eddie and his father opened a second clothing store (in his hometown) Hampton, South Carolina. That same year Eddie moved his first clothing store from York to Downtown Harrisburg in search for a better opportunity. It was renamed to Eddie's Clothing Store Inc. In 1996, Eddie opened Eddie's Furniture Gallery in downtown Harrisburg and in 2000 he purchased a larger facility on South Cameron Street. This facility spans 48,000 square feet with parking. Eddie's Clothing Store will be moved to this location in August putting both his retail stores in one location. In 2012 Mr. Ruth started an online store: eddiesonline.com This website features his entire Furniture Showroom. Eddie has 10 children and lives in Susquehanna Township with his wife of over 25 years, Thanyai.