Our Goal is 100% American Made Products!In 2006 - 2007 we closed our store of 25 years due to hard economic times and a change in the area. Housing skyrocketed for 7 or 8 years, and then crashed hard. Most of our competitors had gone out of business or had closed their stores, and our store became the showroom for other dealers with no store. The only problem was the $17,000 a month overhead and 9 employees that we had to pay, which made it a non profit business since we matched other dealers prices. We are running our website from an office in our home, and we have a warehouse where we stock quite a few futon frames, covers, and mattresses for delivery, or immediate pick-up. Our youngest child, Michael is now almost 8, and all of our children's hobbies and interests have changed. We still have quite a few animals, reptiles, fish, and other living things around the house. We found a cage full of Scorpions the other day that my son started collecting. Needless to say, we didn't like the idea so we eliminated them.
We thought that after 9/11 we had seen the worst business environment that we'd ever seen, or would ever see.
We plan on opening another store as soon as the economy gets better. It doesn't seem like a very wise idea for now to have any extra overhead at all. We do however plan on continuing our website forever, and we are trying to get our kids more involved in the everyday tasks of running a business and a website.
|This was our 7500 square foot store in Mesa Arizona. With the economy what it is right now in Arizona we've decided to close it down and concentrate on our Internet customers. Eliminating this overhead allows us to be competitive on Quality Futons, Frames, Mattresses, Covers, and the many other items that we carry. We have quite a few things left in our storage facility near Power Road and Williams Field so if you're interested check out the website and click the links!!|