Mike, a native of Virginia Beach and Dianne, a true southern-belle from North Carolina, had a dream of one day owning their own business. Little did they know that vision would be owning a furniture store that would transform the furniture buying for consumers on Delmarva, an area they have called home for more than 30 years now.
So with that desire of owning a business, they started praying and seeking God's will.
As a result of that prayer they opened That* Furniture Store in October of 2005.
They sell High Quality "NEW" Furniture but at a discounted price and some times below wholesale pricing. How? By selling showroom samples, scratch n dent, discontinued, and one-of-a-kind pieces at 50-80% off retail.... that's how! And, THAT*s exactly what they've been doing now for 15 years.
In the beginning it wasn't easy. Mike quit his job in Marketing and Advertising, while Dianne continued to work the first 2 years as a Sign Language Interpreter in the local school system. Dianne joined Mike full time in 2007 and in 2017, their daughter Ragen joined the team after graduating from Salisbury University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. Most days this is who you will run into if you happen to find yourself in their store.
The Ringers are on a first name basis with most of their customers and if they don't know you, they make it their mission to get to know you. It's part of the southern charm they bring to Delmarva.
They truly are the epitome of a small business and pride themselves on that Mayberry Experience.
If you're in the area stop by and say, "Hi."
You won't find cookie cutter designs in our store. Each piece is meant to stand out. If you're not into blending in, check us out. We'll have something you'll love!
We have always been a One-of-a-Kind store until 2014. We decided we wanted to offer our customers more choices. So we have added our own Custom Shop line made in North Carolina. You have 150 fabrics and frames you can choose from, as well as a one year warranty. Schedule your appointment via email today.
We get asked alot about our name. If there is a meaning and how we came up with THAT* name. So here's the story:
We were on our way to Nags Head for our family vacation with Mike's family. We have found we do some of our best brainstorming in our car while driving long distances. So, this was our opportunity to discuss the name of our business.
If you ask Mike, he will say it was his idea and if you ask Dianne, she will say she came up with the name. Either way, they would both agree God's hand was upon it and has been since the beginning.
Once the name was decided upon they felt as if God was saying something in and through "That*" name. During this whole process God had given Mike and Dianne two scriptures. The first scripture was Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowlege Him and He will make your paths straight." The second verse was Jeremiah 29:11, "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Later, they would stumble upon Psalm 62:8, "Trust Him at All Times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us."
So that was it! EUREKA! T.H.A.T.* means "Trusting Him at ALL Times" OR "Trusting Him in All Things"....
Hence the name, That* Furniture Store. They can attest to God's Faithfulness and His Goodness through this whole process, as they continue to Trust Him at ALL Times.
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