If you've been shopping for furniture lately, you probably know just how difficult it is to find quality furniture made by fellow Americans these days. Just walk into any major furniture store and ask them to show you their American-made furniture, and you'll likely get a variety of responses including puzzled looks and thoughtful silence.
If you live anywhere near East Central Florida, I have the perfect place for you to visit if you're looking for nothing but durable, high-quality American-made furniture for just about anywhere in your home.
East Central Florida is the home of Home Furniture. Their 10,000 square foot store is filled with Traditional, Casual, Shaker and what some describe as Country Elegance home furnishings from proud American companies that make 100% of their furniture in the USA.
You won't find any foreign-made furniture at Home Furniture, where their focus is on furniture in the mid to upper price range. What you will find at Home Furniture is all American-made furniture and none of it with cheap components like particle board. Their showroom contains formal groupings of furniture for living room, bedroom, dining room, occasional chairs, recliners, home office and entertainment.
Home Furniture offers a very special shopping experience as the uniqueness and comfort of this showcase is unsurpassed in East Central Florida and beyond. They have fulfilled their customer's love affair with solid wood furniture by offering it in all departments using selected Maple, Cherry and Oak woods.
Home Furniture does not employ commissioned sales people so their selling style is not aggressive but more informational and helpful. The store atmosphere is serene, comfortable and very homey. You can browse their beautiful store as leisurely as you are browsing their web site at www.homefurniturefl.com.
When you walk into their store, you're bound to feel right at home as you would walking into any store whose owners have dedicated themselves to selling only American-made products. If you're a patriotic consumer like me, it's refreshing to walk up to a product and see "Made in USA" stickers proudly and prominently displayed.
And I speak from experience having several pieces of furniture in my own home from Home Furniture. We have a beautiful American-made curio cabinet, a nice glass and wood combination coffee table, and an incredibly elegant but equally durable solid wood dinette set from Home Furniture as well.
And that's not all. If you've ever stayed at a Marriott hotel when you travel, you have likely slept on their famous made in USA "Marriott Bed" made by Jamison. I know that when I had the chance to sleep on one, I had to figure out how to get one to sleep on at home every night.
Luckily for me, Home Furniture is an exclusive dealer for the incredibly relaxing "Marriott Bed" made in America by Jamison. I can tell you that without hesitation that the quality of my sleep has definitely improved and as a result the quality of my life when I'm not sleeping has improved as well.
Are you looking for fireplaces, clocks, bars, rugs, art, lighting, entertainment centers? Home Furniture takes the guesswork out of the equation if you're looking to buy American-made and support what's remaining of our U.S. furniture industry.
It's no surprise that home sales aren't what they used to be at their peak a few years ago before the economic crisis. Other furniture stores have responded by carrying cheaper (as in cheaply made) and less expensive imported furniture, but not Home Furniture.
These are the kind of people that I like to do business with; people who are not only just "in business" but are all about the business of advancing the prosperity of the United States. They steadfastly and uncompromisingly support American workers who deserve to have good-paying jobs and continuous employment in an uncertain and unstable economy that is not a result of any of their doing.
If you count yourself as a patriotic consumer, I know that's the kind of real American business that you like to do business with. Home Furniture just recently celebrated their 35th anniversary, so I know they'll be there for me the next time to help me with my furniture needs (my family room is next on the list).
If you live or vacation in or around Central Florida, or maybe you're just visiting friends or relatives, do yourself a favor and stop in and say hello to J.T. or any of the fine folks at Home Furniture. Even with all the sights to see in the area, seeing their large showroom of nothing but American-made furniture from one end of the store to the other is an experience you won't soon forget.
Roger Simmermaker is the author of How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism. He also writes "Buy American Mention of the Week" articles for his website www.howtobuyamerican.com and is a member of the Machinists Union and National Writers Union. Roger has been a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, has been quoted in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and US News & World Report among many other publications, and is now a weekly contributor to WorldNetDaily.