“Because we buy and sell in volume, we do an extensive business and have negotiated rates with companies so we can pass our savings onto our customers. We also buy factory closeouts and samples to save even more. Shopping with us saves people time, because they don’t have to shop around, trying to compare offerings or prices. And if they want, we can also place custom and special orders.”
Rick attended Elon University in North Carolina and studied finance with the intention of pursuing a career in financial advising. But after college, he decided to work with his family in the furniture business full-time— something he had been doing off and on since he was seventeen.
“I love everything about this business,” he says. “I like buying furniture and working with customers to help them to bring their abstract inspirations, or more fully formed visions to fruition. Business-wise, I like building something from the ground up— training people and growing with them— it’s very entrepreneurial. We’re doing better here than we ever have with any other store. And it’s a blessing to be a part of something so big, and to see everybody who’s involved grow. We started with ten employees and now we have thirty.”
America’s Furniture Warehouse opened their doors on June 27, 2014.