Emerald Home Furnishings® is a full-line supplier to home furniture retailers throughout the United States and in other countries around the world including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, England, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, and Costa Rica. Started in 1962 as B&D Sales by Bond and Doug Shippy, the company distributed bed frames and unfinished furniture. In 1974, George Ritchie (a company representative at that time) purchased the business. The company was incorporated in 1977 and continued to grow, adding a number of additional product lines. In 1986, Evan Ritchie purchased the company from his father, starting a whirlwind of growth. In 1990, Evan purchased a mattress factory, Perfect Rest Bedding, and in 1993 he added an import division known as Emerald Home Furnishings®. In March of 2002 ownership changed; new owner David Beckmann, President, currently leads the Emerald team.
Today, the operation occupies a 200,000 square foot building in Tacoma, WA that houses the corporate offices, the distribution center, and mattress manufacturing facilities. The current product lineup includes fabric and leather upholstery, motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites, a complete line of occasional tables, as well as entertainment, home office, and accent chairs. There are five factory warehouse facilities located in Shanghai, China. Emerald operates its own fleet of trucks covering eleven western states.
The company has showrooms in Tacoma, Washington, and High Point, North Carolina, with sourcing offices in Haining City (Shanghai), China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Saigon, Vietnam.
Emerald is gaining national recognition as a major component of key retailers product mix.
- To be an innovative supplier of quality home furnishings.
- To have a reputation of integrity.
- To be the vendor of choice to a select group of customers.
- To attract and hold the best employees.