Our History

Furniture Mart USA is a proud, family-owned furniture retail operation. Founded in 1976 by William A. Hinks, we have grown from a single location in Sioux Falls, SD to number 50 on the list of America’s Top 100 Furniture retailers, with 32 retail store locations within the upper Midwest, spanning across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Stores operated by Furniture Mart USA are Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Furniture Mart, Unclaimed Freight Furniture, Furnish 123, and Carpet One, as well as a few necessary clearance centers. Sioux Falls has remained the home of our headquarters with the corporate office and Distribution Center housed in a nearly three-hundred-thousand square foot facility.

Our strategy has always been to provide low-cost, high-quality furniture, mattresses, and accessories with a high level of customer service in order to best serve the needs of our customers.

 

The 1980's


1977:

Unclaimed Freight Furniture opens in Sioux Falls, SD

1979:

Unclaimed Freight Furniture opens in Mitchell, SD

1989:

Carpet One store opens in Sioux Falls, SD

The 1990's

1992:

Love-It Furniture opens in Mankato, MN

1993:

Clearance Center opens across from Unclaimed Freight Furniture in Sioux Falls

1994:

Furniture Mart USA opens in Medford, MN

1995:

Unclaimed Freight Furniture opens in Watertown, SD

1996:

Furniture Mart USA opens in Spirit Lake, IA

1997:

Featured as cover story in February 24th, 1997 Furniture Today highlighting "America's Best Retailers"

Unclaimed Freight Furniture opens in Yankton, SD

1998:

South Dakota Furniture Mart opens in Sioux Falls, SD

Debuted on Top 100 List at #99


1999:

Furniture Mart USA opens in North Branch, MN

The 2000's

2000:

Love-It Furniture in Mankato, MN moves to new location, changing its name to Furniture Mart USA

2001:

Corporate Distribution Center opens in Sioux Falls, SD

Factory Clearance Center opens in Sioux Falls, SD

Furniture Mart USA opens in Fargo, ND

Ashley Homestore opens in North Branch, MN



2002:

Ashley Homestore opens in Albertville, MN

2003:

Ashley Homestore opens in Rochester, MN

Ashley Homestore opens in Medford, MN

Featured as cover story in April 5th, 2004 Furniture Today highlighting advancement in growth

2nd Distribution Center opens in Fridley, MN to aid in recent regional growth

Furniture Mart USA opens in Shakopee, MN

Ashley Homestore opens in Fridley, MN and Shakopee, MN

2005:

Ashley Homestore opens in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN

Corporate History and Growth featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal, June 2005 issue

2006:

South Dakota Furniture Mart remodels, increasing to 120,000 sq. ft.

Unclaimed Freight Furniture/Ashley Homestore opens in Pierre, SD

Selected as exclusive provider of furniture and accessories for ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition"

2007:

Unclaimed Freight Furniture open in Sioux City, IA

Love-It Furniture in Fargo, ND is restructured and re-opened as Unclaimed Freight Furniture

Two more Ashley Furniture HomeStores opened: Grand Forks, ND and Sioux Falls, SD

2008:

Two more Ashley Furniture HomeStores opened: Mankato, MN and Aberdeen, SD

Today

Today, we continue to move onwards towards our goal of satisfying as many customers as possible. To help us reach that goal, we have updated our website in an effort to present customers with the cleanest most customer friendly interface possible. Take a look around and let us know what you think.