November 21, 2022
November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022
INDEPENDENCE – The downtown Independence store, Adams Family Furniture has been in development since the birth of Brett Adams in 1959.
Adam’s father has owned a family furniture store since 1960 in Iowa Falls. Due to Adams’ experience with the furniture store growing up, he had always wanted to open one.
After years of teaching and coaching at Independence, Adam decided that because Independence was his home, he would open a furniture store downtown.
“My mom and dad had the brainchild of dad, he’s 89 now and runs his store in Iowa Falls, Adams said. “I had always wanted to open a store here in Indee and after teaching and coaching in Independence, I decided that would be a good place to open my store because I was already living here.”
According to Adams, last year was as busy as ever.
“It’s been very busy, our best business was just before covid, then we had two months of slow business,” Adams said. “After those two months, he picked up and he was busy all the time.”
At this point in the year, inventory is no longer an issue for Adams Family Furniture.
“It was tough to get inventory earlier in the year, but it’s getting better,” Adams said. “Lazy Boy, one of our main suppliers, has gotten a little better, but it’s not back to where it was before Covid-19.”
Adams says the store’s top-selling inventory is Lazy Boy recliners, sofas, lift chairs, entertainment centers and dining furniture.
With the store being a family store, employment issues have been rare, but Adams says he would like to find a few people who would be willing to work at the store.
“The store is owned by my wife, myself, my brother, his wife and my father. My mother was a landlord, but she passed away during Covid-19,” Adams said. “Luke Holden helps us deliver sold inventory, and we also have a few ladies who are nice enough to come by when we need them, their names are Laurie and Brenda. It would be nice to find someone to hire, that was a challenge.
Adams only has two changes in the store at the time and planned.
“We are remodeling the store front, the windows are out of stock, but the masonry work is now complete,” Adams said. “After that, we’re going to redo the bottom half of the storefront.”
Another major change for the Adams Family furniture store is that the store is currently finding more storage space due to the amount of Lazy Boy chairs in stock.
“We plan to continue work on the facade of the building over the coming year,” Adams said. “One of the biggest changes has been that we have so much lazy boy furniture that we need to get extra storage space, we have about 300 lazy boy recliners in stock.”
With business booming, Adams says the store’s retail sales goals have been met day in and day out.
“Our goals are very simple, we want to offer great quality furniture at a very fair price,” Adams said. “Offering quality at a competitive price and offering the best possible service. We want to serve this area, just like other small family businesses here in town. »
Looking to the future, Adams says he’s committed to delivering high-quality furniture at a fair price. Adams also wants to thank the people of Independence for their business.
“Thank you to all the nice people who have given their business over the past few years,” Adams said. “If you haven’t stopped by and checked us out, should we have everything from furniture to clocks, picture tables, all sorts of things. We will always offer excellent brand quality at a fair price and competitive.”
(Editor’s note: Not all of our stories for the recent edition of Progress could be published. We will publish more in future issues of the Bulletin Journal.)