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Family tradition keeps Delano's Furniture thriving

Merchandise exemplifies store's quality and value

Couches, tables and chairs have a habit of bringing families together, and Delano’s Furniture co-owners husband and wife, Kent and Melissa Fultz, understand the importance of family. 

Kent’s father, Delano, opened a business to sell used junk in 1971. Gradually, the merchandise shifted to include used furniture and carpeting.

“[Delano] is a good man, good hard worker, and always treated people good and fair, and it’s the tradition of our family,” Kent said, adding that Delano made a full circle by getting back into the junk business after Kent and Melissa took over the store as Delano’s Furniture.

The store offers new, brand-name furniture at two locations, the original site in Terra Alta and one that opened three years ago in Reedsville.

The store is a tribute to Delano, Melissa said.

Couches, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, paintings, bedframes, mattresses and carpeting are among the long list of the items available at Delano’s Furniture.

“We carry name brands, but we don’t carry because it’s name brand. We carry furniture that we know.” Kent said. “We want to make sure the quality matches the brand name.”

Quality and value are priorities for Kent as he chooses each piece of furniture to occupy the stores.

While the business leaves a small footprint in Preston County, it also caters to customers nation-wide with a booming online presence.

Kent and Melissa take a personal interest in their service to the community by helping people make smart furniture choices.

“You can go home to bed at night and feel good at what you did. You gave somebody a good product at a price that can’t be beat, and it’s something that’s going to hold up,” Kent said.

“What my dad taught me years ago stuck. We follow that tradition of honesty and giving people a good value.”

Terra Alta:
WHERE: 204 West State Ave.
PHONE: 304-789-6377
HOURS: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sunday

WHERE: 15016 Veterans Memorial Highway
PHONE: 304-864-5364
HOURS: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sunday