In less than 10 years, Ashley Furniture HomeStore has become the No. 1 selling furniture store brand in the world and the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States. Our stores are located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Japan, and we are expanding domestically and abroad every day.
Our HomeStores are locally owned and operated. Because our store owners and their team members live and work in the same areas in which their stores are located, we have better insight into your needs and preferences at the local level. We are committed to you, our customer, and want to ensure you have an excellent experience when shopping at our stores or visiting us online at ashleyfurniturehomestore.com. We understand how important your furniture purchase is, and our store associates are trained and prepared to offer the highest levels of service at each step in your shopping process.
Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. is headquartered in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Arcadia has a population of approximately 2400 people, however this population swells each day as more than 4000 employees commute to the Ashley Campus for work. In addition to our Wisconsin facilities, Ashley operates U.S. manufacturing facilities in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and California. Ashley also operates international facilities in China and Vietnam.
Founded with a belief that furniture could be made a better way, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. has a rich history of successful innovation and growth.
1945 Ashley Furniture was founded in 1945 as a sales organization with branches in Chicago, Illinois; and Goshen, Indiana.
1970 Arcadia Furniture opened its first manufacturing facility in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Arcadia Furniture specialized in occasional tables and electronics cabinetry, and employed just 35 people in its 35,000 square foot building. 1976 Arcadia Furniture and Ashley Furniture merged into one company - Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. The new company could now fully leverage a brand name that had been in existence since 1945.
1987 Ashley introduces Millennium, its biggest single product launch.
1997 The first Ashley Furniture HomeStore opens in Anchorage, Alaska.
2003 Ashley Furniture HomeStore is recognized as the fastest-growing furniture store chain in Furniture / Today's Top 100 furniture retail list. That same year, the retailer opens its 100th store.
2004 For the second straight year, Ashley Furniture HomeStore tops Furniture / Today's list as the fastest-growing furniture store chain.
2005 Ashley Furniture HomeStore is singled-out by Furniture / Today as the fastest-growing furniture store chain for the third time in as many years. Ashley Furniture Industries becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture. Ashley Furniture HomeStore opens its 200th store.
2006 For the fourth year in a row, Ashley Furniture HomeStore is recognized by Furniture / Today as the fastest-growing furniture store chain. The retailer becomes the #1 selling furniture store brand in the world.
2007 Ashley Furniture HomeStore passes Wal-Mart to become the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States. The retailer also opens its 300th store, tripling its total store count in just four years.
2009 Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. launches its mattress line: Ashley Sleep.
2011 Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. begins production of its New Millennium line which addresses the unique tastes of an emerging generation of consumers.
2012 Ashley Furniture continues to rapidly expand its retail presence internationally.