Henco Furniture, a leading destination for furniture shoppers throughout Tennessee and the mid-South reported that it is going out of business. The owner, Tom Hendrix, is retiring to spend time with his family and write his biography, “Live Your Dream.”
The going out of business sale begins Feb. 12 at 205 Henco Drive in the Selmer Industrial Park. The Hendrix family has chosen Planned Furniture Promotions, the well-known high impact event company, to handle their event.
Located about 80 minutes east of Memphis, Henco Furniture was founded by Mr. Hendrix in 1996, when he was 65, as a “retirement project”. With no prior furniture or retail experience, Tom and his wife, Sherry, embarked on a mission to create one of the most up-to-date furniture stores in the mid-South. Today, Henco Furniture features more than 200,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space located on a 40-acre campus, making Henco one of the largest furniture stores in the country.
Henco Furniture has been built on a philosophy of “get the price right upfront on quality merchandise,” said Hendrix. “Families drive past many furniture stores, from 6 states, coming to Henco to shop with us and we are very grateful for every mile driven.”
A Disney-like shopping experience was designed to make the visit fun for the whole family. Shoppers enter the store by walking down a replica of a west Tennessee Main Street that brings back memories of warm, friendly hometowns throughout the region. Each of the “storefronts” leads to a different merchandise area, making it easy for shoppers to visit each of the displays or walk directly to a specific gallery.
“When a new customer visits, they always look astounded by the size of the showroom, the beauty of the displays and the overwhelming values they find here,” said Hendrix. He added that running the store has been very rewarding and “tremendous fun” for him and his wife, but after 55 years in business it’s time to turn the page and write his book. “We’ve had the opportunity to serve tens of thousands of customers,” he added.
“This is the mid-South’s last chance to see what has become known as one of the largest, most unique and amazing furniture stores in the U. S. that earned its slogan ‘It’s Worth the Drive!’.”
The Company’s website is at www.hencofurniture.com
In addition to selling its inventory, Henco’s 300,000 square foot corporate campus with near turn-key facility, sprawling warehouse and on-site restaurant is also being offered for sale.
Henco Furniture features furniture and bedding products from well-known brands such as Lane, La-Z-Boy, Sealy, Howard Miller, Pulaski, Restonic, Catnapper, Universal, Legacy Classics, Hooker, Simmons, Paula Dean and many more.
For more information about the building sale, visit www.hencoproperty.com
or contact Eric Fuhrman with Crye-Leike Commercial at (901) 758-5670.
Below are banners created by Henco with the assistance of PFP that hang in the store's “Main Street” providing a timeline of the company’s history.
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