Furniture Industry Resources
Locate numerous industry links to to businesses and services that are vital for your store’s success. Click on your area of interest and you will be taken to a listing of companies and their websites.
Advertising & Marketing
ACA/Advertising Concepts of America
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ACA utilizes the latest audio recording and video editing equipment and software to generate advertising that stands apart and gets results.
Banker & Brisebois Advertising
Located in Troy, Michigan, Banker & Brisebois – B&B Advertising – has been providing advertising and marketing support to the furniture industry since 1912.
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing company, a leader in creating connections between people and brands. We find, acquire and retain customers for brands around the world.
We have been focused on providing “local” internet strategies for the home furnishings industry for over 16 years.
Grey Suit Retail
Buena Vista, CO
Grey Suit Retail integrates web pages, ecommerce, Facebook apps, social media posting, analytics, email, and traditional marketing into one simple dashboard.
Imagine Advertising & Publishing, Inc.
Peachtree Corners, GA
We are a world-class retail advertising and marketing firm. A seamless, single-source provider for: creative design, print (circulars and solo mail), distribution through shared mail, website design and hosting, email marketing, in-store signage, internet display and mobile marketing for manufacturers, independent retailers and buying groups.
Mail America was created for the retailer by a retailer. Our goal is to get customers into your location and to have their experience be successful for them and you.
Netsertive, an award-winning technology company based in the Research Triangle Region near Raleigh, North Carolina, enables businesses and brands to take the lead in driving local sales opportunities by unleashing the full potential of local digital marketing and channel marketing technology.
Practical Promotions manufactures and distributes amazing and unique outdoor advertising designed to increase traffic to your retail store or dealership.
Furniture Focused Advertising Agency — At R&A Marketing we believe in providing you with a Complete Marketing Solution. The success of any great marketing comes by integrating all online and offline media into one comprehensive marketing strategy tailored to meet your specific needs to give your company an opportunity to help sell MORE.
Wholesale printing, sales events & custom signage.
Oklahoma City, OK
With over 30 million dollars worth of experience under our belts, we know how to put the “show in your showroom” better than anyone!
Traverse City, MI
TruckSkin® is a revolutionary vinyl covering that changes your truck into a mobile billboard. TruckSkin® tells your story in a big way. High resolution, seamless graphics can depict logos, photographs, illustrations and more in great detail, providing excellent marketing exposure.
For decades, thousands of corporate subscribers, including the majority of the Fortune 500®, have relied on ERI analytics to streamline the compensation planning process, develop compensation packages that attract and retain top performers, and provide defensible data that holds up during litigation and audit. ERI is the most reliable, comprehensive source for compensation analytics.
Education & Training
GutSELL & Associates
Gutsell & Associates helps companies increase sales and maximize profits by providing customized consulting, training and coaching services for the home furnishings, appliance, and electronics retailers.
HFA’s Home Furnishings Networking Conference
HFA’s annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference brings together home furnishings retailers, vendors and manufacturers from across the nation to learn, connect and have fun.
The 2016 HFNC will take place May 22-24, 2016 in Long Beach, CA.
JRM Sales & Management
JRM Sales & Management is the acknowledged industry leader in providing strategic solutions and guidance to independent retailers.
Profitability Consulting Group
High Point, NC
Salt Lake City, UT
PCG shows retailers how to make dramatic improvements in profitability, cash flow, sales growth and quality of life.
The Furniture Training Company
North Logan, UT
The Furniture Training Company provides state-of-the-art, internet based sales training for the home furnishing retail industry.
The Family Business Consulting Group
We serve families and the enterprises that they have built by guiding them through the process of building structures, systems and skills for comprehensive strategy, better decision making, stronger competitive advantage, and continuity of enterprises for future generations.
The premier resource for family business executives featuring the latest family business news and research articles from the leading universities and business publications.
Mark T. Green, Ph.D.
Mark T. Green is an internationally known family business consultant, speaker, author, educator and researcher.
Pervin Family Business Advisors
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It’s the unusual combination of people and their relationships, power and money that make up the world of family business. It’s the business of Pervin Family Business Advisors – the Canadian leader in the resolution of complex family enterprise and ownership situations and business family relationships – for business families who want results, not recommendations®.
Freight & Logistics Companies
American West Worldwide Express
Mira Loma, CA
American West Worldwide Express combines world-class service and the latest technology to provide complete logistics solutions for your business. From LTL to the final home white glove delivery, American West is your partner for transportation.
Cory First Choice Home Delivery
As America’s finest home delivery company, Cory executes more than 1.6 million annual home deliveries, safely handling $2 billion worth of consumer products. We earn our reputation with every home delivery, combining the work ethic of yesterday with today’s technology to ensure our retail partners and their customers receive consistent and accountable service.
At FedEx Freight, we think simple is better. That’s why we offer two reliable service options: FedEx Freight® Priority, when speed is critical to meet your supply chain needs, and FedEx Freight® Economy, when you can trade time for savings.
Globe Express Services
At GES we have a rich history of providing global logistics solutions to the home furnishings industry. In the late 1990s, as the U.S. furniture industry adopted a global sourcing model, our Charlotte, NC headquarters was well positioned to serve this rapidly growing import segment. Over the years we’ve worked with major furniture manufacturers and retailers to develop logistics solutions that deliver supply chain control, intelligence and performance via the a variety of services.
KKW Trucking, Inc.
KKW Trucking, Inc. offers competitive and specialized service with air ride, high cube equipment, logistics management and top notch customer service.
KKW has also excelled in the furniture transportation business for nearly 47 years and can provide other specialized services to other locations upon request.
KKW Trucking, Inc. currently serves regular and irregular routes within the 11 Western states.
New Albany, OH
Originally founded as Merchants Home Delivery Service in 1970, MXD Group has over 40 years of proven success extending brand experiences through over 80 million home deliveries in North America.
Southeastern Freight Lines
We truly appreciate your consideration of Southeastern for your transportation needs.In today’s intensely competitive environment, we know you have options. Our shipping solutions include partnerships with other regional carriers, Internet connectivity for full shipment visibility, and Excelerated Guaranteed Services. These and others are designed to add exceptional value to your transportation processes.
Trail Lines, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to Trail Lines, inc. – Your transportation specialist. We are a truckload and LTL (Less than Truckload) carrier specializing in transporting furniture, fixtures, and general commodities throughout the 48 continental U.S. Our services include transportation , blanket wrap, warehousing & distribution, and shows & exhibits.
Warren Trucking Company, Inc.
Warren Trucking has been providing quality specialized transportation services for over 80 years. Warren Trucking provides LTL service, truckload service, pool distribution, and 3PL warehousing. Warren Trucking Company specializes in home furnishings, office furniture and bedding.
Watkins Shepard Trucking
Since 1976 Watkins & Shepard has been a pioneer in logistics planning, technology implementation and asset utilization that is the foundation of our business model today. From virtually anywhere in the world, our logistics team can bring you closer to your goals. Whether your needs include LTL freight management, distribution, consolidation or warehousing.
We are the original LTL Experts, and we intend to regain our leadership position. We’ll do it by delivering flexibility and reliability to your supply chain through our comprehensive North American coverage and broad portfolio of expedited and specialized LTL services.
Zenith Global Logistics
Zenith Global Logistics is a specialized supply chain solutions provider, offering the home furnishings industry the control of an asset-based network to move product with greater efficiency, less damage, and a single source of visibility. We provide branded, fully integrated solutions with the absolute highest commitment to customer care and service, going beyond our customers’ transactional needs to create collaborative partnerships that provide a single source network.
Local Furniture Banks
Bridging AZ – Mesa
Furniture for Families – Folsom – (916) 635-0664
Providers’ Resource Clearinghouse – Aurora
Gifts from God of Sarasota – Osprey
Mustard Seed of Central Florida – Orlando
Augusta Urban Ministries – Augusta
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta – Atlanta
The Caring Closet – Chicago
Central Illinois Christians in Mission – Mt. Zion
New Day Community Church – Decatur
Sharing Connections (Chicago) – Downers Grove
Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. – Rockford
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Ft. Wayne – Fort Wayne
His Helping Hands – Wichita
Lowell Wish Project – Lowell
My Brother’s Keeper – Easton
Project Home Again – Andover
Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan – Pontiac
In The Image – Grand Rapids
Bridging, Inc. (Minneapolis) – Bloomington
Bridging (St. Cloud) – Sauk Rapids
Bridging (Roseville) – Roseville
Mid-Missouri Furniture Bank – Columbia – (573) 356-5853
The Butterfly Bin – Davidson
Crisis Assistance Ministry, Inc. – Charlotte
Barnabas Furniture Network – Greensboro
A Lift Up FURNITURE BANK – Las Vegas
Jaden’s Ladder – Rye
Furniture Assist, Inc. – Union
HomeFront – Lawrenceville
Furniture Sharehouse – Larchmont
Furnish a Future – Brooklyn
Cleveland Furniture Bank – Cleveland
MAP Furniture Bank – Columbus
Community Sharehouse – Tulsa
Benton Furniture Share – Corvalis
Oregon Community Warehouse – Portland
Greater Portland Charitable Furniture Center – Portland – (207) 775-1999
Rhode Island Donations Exchange Program – Providence
Ecumenical Storehouse – Oak Ridge
Dallas Furniture Bank – Dallas
Houston Furniture Bank – Houston
Embrace Richmond – Richmond
Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) – Arlington
NCJW-Seattle Section – Seattle
The Hope Chest – New Castle
The Sharehouse – Seattle
- Chicago Market
- Dallas Market
- High Point Market
- Karel Exposition Management
- L.A. Mart
- Las Vegas Market
- NeoCon Chicago
- San Francisco Design Center
- Tupelo Furniture Market
Federal or State Laws and Court Decisions
- Federal Agency & Document Locator
- California Bureau of Home Furnishings
- California Dept. of Industrial Relations
- CPSC Mattress Flammability Standards Record Keeping
- Enforcement, Cal OSHA, and Workers Compensation
- Legal Information
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Department of Labor
- HR Guide
- Internship Guide
- Society for Human Resources Management
- The American Consulting Group
- American Home Furnishings Alliance
- American National Standards Institute
- Association of Interior Design Professionals
- British Furniture Manufacturers
- California Furniture Manufacturers Association
- Interior Design Society
- International Hardwood Products Association
- International Home Furnishings Representatives Association
- Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance
- Deere Park Associates
- Dossenbach Associates, LLC
- GutSELL and Associates
- Impact Consulting Services
- JRM Sales & Management, Inc.
- Lynch Sales Company
- R&A Marketing
- Profitability Consulting Group
- Profit Management Promotions
- The Bolger Group
- Furniture Today
- Furniture World
- Home Accents Today
- Home Fashion Forecast
- Home Furnishings Business (HFB)
- Home Furnishings News (HFN)
- Sleep Savvy
- Bryant-Forney Associates
- Carmine Design
- Connie Post Designs
- Kief-Walls Group (800) 316-9032
- Martin Roberts Design
- Randahl Ramos Studios
- Custom Design Software
- EZ Process Pro
- Furniture Retail Operations Group
- Furniture Wizard
- FurnServ, LLC
- Genesis Software Systems
- MicroD, Inc.
- Myriad Software & Consulting
- PROFITsystems, Inc.
- Software Advice
- STORIS Management Systems
- Worx Systems
Warehouse equipment and consulting companies.