47 Top Furniture in Florida (Part 01)
Badcock Home Furniture began in 1904 when Henry Stanhope Badcock, an immigrant from England, started his first store in Mulberry Florida.
In 1920, Wogan, Henry’s son, bought the Mulberry store from his father. Business grew and prospered until 1928 with the land boom/bust. It became very difficult to sell the merchandise Wogan had on hand. It was during this time that he developed the concept of the Dealer operation. He initially put merchandise on consignment in various stores throughout central Florida and agreed to share the proceeds if and when the merchandise was sold. He began selling merchandise through route salesmen who used small trucks to travel designated routes and sell to customers on credit, collecting on installments.
Over a period of time, the salesman’s routes along with the consignment of merchandise to other stores developed into the establishment of home furnishing centers to receive and sell only merchandise consigned from the W.S. Badcock Corporation. The Dealers were able to finance their accounts with support from the corporation. The principal of granting credit to customers was relatively unique at that time and was really the forerunner of the way most merchandise transactions are conducted today.
In 1930 at the height of the Great Depression, Fred Hudson Sr knew his growing business, in Connelly Springs, NC, needed some muscle. So he purchased a 1929 Ford AA truck and the very newest addition to the Ford line, the 1930 SVO truck. The SVO was the latest and greatest thing for Ford, going away from the smaller engine and axle size available in the A and AA models. The SVO came in a wide range of styles and came with a wide variety of features. Truck sales for Ford in 1930 hit the 200,000 mark for the very first time. The two trucks, were for use at the Hudson family general store business, in Connelly Springs, NC. Where they sold groceries, household goods, feed, hardware and yes furniture. The original store in Connelly Springs, NC is now the location of Lindy Hudson's Furniture, which is still owned by family members.
Hudson’s furniture, founded in 1981, 38 years ago, now with 17 stores across Florida, continues the proud traditions of the Hudson’s family, represented by the historic vehicles.
In 1945, Melvin and Lucile Baer founded Baer's Home Outfitters in South Bend, Indiana, based on one simple concept: offer customers famous brands that they can trust, quality craftsmanship and lasting designs at tremendous discounts. It was there, under their parents' loving guidance, where Jimmie, Allan and Bobby were taught the retail furniture industry at every level. While the family-owned company continued to prosper in Indiana, the Baer's Florida vision started, when Bobby moved to Florida in 1968 and opened the Dania store. The elder Baers and the rest of the family eventually settled in South Florida and moved the business along with them. Today, Bobby is CEO and Allan is President along with the third generation in top management positions. They run a furniture dynasty that now has fifteen showcases and two warehouses. When your company bears your name, there is a special pride in everything you do for the customer and community. We are proud to continue with our founder's philosophy of making Baer's the finest premier furniture and design showcase.
We're a Florida based retailer on a mission to change the way people live with beautiful home furnishings at incredible value. Our roots date back to the 1970s when we opened as Waterbed City, and over the years we've evolved into a leading furniture and home accents destination. Style and value is at the core of everything we do, and with nearly 20 showrooms across the state and an expansive e-commerce site, we're constantly evolving our lineup to bring our customers the very best.
It’s astonishing to think of all that’s changed since 1885, when J.J. Haverty founded Haverty Furniture Company in downtown Atlanta. Through the early years, as we spread to Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and beyond, sales collectors were making their rounds by horse and buggy.
As a company, we’ve changed dramatically over the years. As of 1929, we’ve been a publicly traded company, and today we have over 100 stores in 16 states, serving millions of loyal customers.
In fact, the only thing more remarkable than all the things that have changed since the beginning is all the things that haven’t - our friendly service, affordable prices, and high quality furniture.
Ashley Furniture Industries is the #1 Furniture Manufacturer in the World. But our products aren't the only heroes. The people of Ashley Furniture Industries also help this company truly define itself. Our team lives and breathes a “dirty fingernail” approach that breeds success unlike any other. And it gets the job done. That's what we're made of and what it means to be Ashley made.
Established in South Florida in 1967, El Dorado Furniture has grown to become the largest Hispanic-owned furniture retail enterprise in the United States. With services offered all over the world, the family-owned company is ranked among the top 50 furniture retailers in the country. There are currently 14 El Dorado Furniture showrooms and 3 outlet centers in Florida.
From our first day in 1948 in downtown St. Petersburg, Kane’s Furniture’s mission has been to provide top-quality furnishings at the best value. Furniture that will last, at a price no one can beat.
Throughout the years, Kane’s has grown to 18 Florida stores, from Melbourne and Orlando, over to Tampa, and down to Naples. We achieved this because we never lost our focus. Our primary goal is and will always be providing the best customer service.
Today, we’re introducing a smarter shopping experience. With new ways to browse at home and in-store. Making it easier for our customers to find the rooms they’ll love and the perfect complementary pieces at the very best price with quality you can trust. We continue to work directly with manufacturers to ensure that we’re getting the best craftsmanship. That’s confidence that only Kane’s can provide.
Our confidence comes from being a leader for 70 years. This commitment constantly drives us to become an even better brand than we were yesterday.
Furniture & Rug Collection consignment is a full-service furniture store, providing customers with a wide selection of quality new and used furniture and home accessories. Create a space that suits you! Choose from accents, accessories, bedroom furniture, chairs, dining and kitchen furniture, entertainment and media units, living room furniture, mattresses, office furniture, rugs and more!!
American Freight is your destination in Winter Park, FL for great deals on mattresses and furniture for your home. Shop our inventory of mattresses, furniture and so much more.
We offer everyday low prices all year long so you don't have to wait around for sales. At American Freight, you can save up to 70% off retail prices on all our inventory.
We offer a large selection of new Furniture and Mattresses. Browse online or in store to see the latest deals at cheap prices! Furnish your whole home with our assortment of quality living room furniture, sofas, couches, sectionals, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and much more! Note - our furniture and mattress selection varies across stores.
The leader in discounted furniture and mattresses - American Freight in Winter Park offers the widest selection of goods from brands you know and trust, all at great prices. Shop online or in-store and save big!
Serving Central Florida and Tampa Bay's home furnishing needs with the best service and most selection, Claussen's Furniture is Central Florida and Tampa Bay's best place for all of your home furnishing needs. We are family owned and have been serving our customers since 1975. Come in today and find out why Claussen's has everything you need to make your house a home!
Enjoy browsing our online store and see all the different products we have available for you. Claussen's Furniture has two locations, 4715 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL, and 1500 Havendale Blvd NW in Winter Haven FL. At Claussen's Furniture, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We are currently servicing the areas of Winter Haven, Orlando, Davenport, Tampa Bay, but feel free to stop by our store when you are in the neighborhood!