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
Compensation
Education & Training
Family Business
Freight & Logistics

Advertising & Marketing

ACA/Advertising Concepts of America
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(800) 882-8588
4aca.com
ACA utilizes the latest audio recording and video editing equipment and software to generate advertising that stands apart and gets results.

Banker & Brisebois Advertising
Troy, MI
(800) 456-0210
bbfurnitureadvertising.com
Located in Troy, Michigan, Banker & Brisebois – B&B Advertising – has been providing advertising and marketing support to the furniture industry since 1912.

Epsilon
Irving, TX
(800) 309-0505
epsilon.com
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.

FurnitureDealer.Net
Eagan, MN
(866) 387-6357
furnituredealer.net
We have been focused on providing “local” internet strategies for the home furnishings industry for over 16 years.

Grey Suit Retail
Buena Vista, CO
(800) 549-9206
greysuitretail.com
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
(866) 832-3214
imagineadv.com
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
Wheeling, WV
(800) 421-2150
mailamerica.com
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
Morrisville, NC
(800) 940-4351
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
Columbia, TN
(800) 706-8864
practicalpromotions.com
Practical Promotions manufactures and distributes amazing and unique outdoor advertising designed to increase traffic to your retail store or dealership.

R&A Marketing
(888) 225-0776
ramarketing.com
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.

Roadside Advertising
Temecula, CA
(951) 506-6633
roadsideadvertising.com
Wholesale printing, sales events & custom signage.

Sale-in-a-Box
Oklahoma City, OK
(800) 426-0862
saleinabox.com
With over 30 million dollars worth of experience under our belts, we know how to put the “show in your showroom” better than anyone!

TruckSkin, LLC
Traverse City, MI
(877) 866-7546
truckskin.com
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.

Find out more about TruckSkin®’s HFA Member Discount

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Compensation

SalaryExpert
salaryexpert.com
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.

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Education & Training

GutSELL & Associates
Chicago, IL
(708) 831-5164
gutsell.com
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
(800) 422-3778
thehfnc.com
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
Kennesaw, GA
(678) 574-0937
jrmsales-mgmt.com
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
profitabilityconsulting.com
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
(866) 755-5996
furnituretrainingcompany.com
The Furniture Training Company provides state-of-the-art, internet based sales training for the home furnishing retail industry.

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Family Business

The Family Business Consulting Group
Chicago, IL
(773) 604-5005
thefbcg.com
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.

Fambiz.com
Fambiz.com
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.
Salem, OR
(503) 510-0591
markgreenphd.com
Mark T. Green is an internationally known family business consultant, speaker, author, educator and researcher.

Pervin Family Business Advisors
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 360-0177
pervinfamilybusiness.com
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®.

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Freight & Logistics Companies

American West Worldwide Express
Mira Loma, CA
(800) 788-4534
awest.com
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
Secaucus, NJ
(877) 267-9001
corycompanies.com
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.

FedEx Freight
fedex.com
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
Charlotte, NC
(800) 874-8827
globeexpress.com
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.
Pomona, CA
(800) 955-4559
kkwtrucks.com
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.

MXD Group
New Albany, OH
(866) 711-3129
mxdgroup.com
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
Lexington, SC
(800) 637-7335
sefl.com
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
(877) 548-5707
traillines.com
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.
warrentruck.com
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
(800) 824-0913
wksh.com
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.

YRC Freight
(800) 610-6500
yrc.com
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
Conover, NC
(800) 937-3876
zenithcompanies.com
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.

Furniture Banks

Local Furniture Banks

Arizona

Bridging AZ – Mesa

California

Furniture for Families – Folsom – (916) 635-0664

Colorado

Providers’ Resource Clearinghouse – Aurora

Florida

Gifts from God of Sarasota – Osprey

Mustard Seed of Central Florida – Orlando

Georgia

Augusta Urban Ministries – Augusta

Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta – Atlanta

Illinois

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

Indiana

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Ft. Wayne – Fort Wayne

Kansas

His Helping Hands – Wichita

Massachusetts

Household Goods Recycling Ministry – Acton

Lowell Wish Project – Lowell

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless – Lynn

My Brother’s Keeper – Easton

Project Home Again – Andover

Michigan

Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan – Pontiac

In The Image – Grand Rapids

Minnesota

Bridging, Inc. (Minneapolis) – Bloomington

Bridging (St. Cloud) – Sauk Rapids

Bridging (Roseville) – Roseville

Missouri

Mid-Missouri Furniture Bank – Columbia – (573) 356-5853

North Carolina

The Butterfly Bin – Davidson

Crisis Assistance Ministry, Inc. – Charlotte

Barnabas Furniture Network – Greensboro

Nevada

A Lift Up FURNITURE BANK – Las Vegas

New Hampshire

Jaden’s Ladder – Rye

New Jersey

Furniture Assist, Inc. – Union

HomeFront – Lawrenceville

New York

Furniture Sharehouse – Larchmont

Furnish a Future – Brooklyn

Ohio

Catholic Action Commission Lorain County – Lorain

Cleveland Furniture Bank – Cleveland

MAP Furniture Bank – Columbus

Oklahoma

Community Sharehouse – Tulsa

Oregon

Benton Furniture Share – Corvalis

Oregon Community Warehouse – Portland

Greater Portland Charitable Furniture Center – Portland – (207) 775-1999

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Donations Exchange Program – Providence

Tennessee

Ecumenical Storehouse – Oak Ridge

Texas

Dallas Furniture Bank – Dallas

Houston Furniture Bank – Houston

Virginia

Embrace Richmond – Richmond

Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) – Arlington

Washington

NCJW-Seattle Section – Seattle

The Hope Chest – New Castle

The Sharehouse – Seattle

Furniture Markets

Government Affairs

Federal or State Laws and Court Decisions

Human Resources

Industry Associations

Industry Consultants

Industry Publications

Performance Groups

Real Estate

Store Designers

Technology Companies

Warehouse Equipment

Warehouse equipment and consulting companies.

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