It took a little longer than expected – about nine months longer – but Home Furnishings Association member Exclusive Furniture opened its seventh Houston-area store this spring.
The opening in Webster, Texas, a bedroom town 28 miles southeast of Houston, continues Exclusive owner Sam Zavary’s push for saturating the Houston market with 11 Exclsuive showrooms while also unifying the brand’s at-times fractures brand image between stores.
“We’re getting there,” said Zavary of his growth goal. “It’s taken a little longer than we first thought, but everything’s coming together, and we’re thrilled with the new store.”
Weather and contractor problems delayed the Webster store’s opening and has put the company behind plans in its next two store openings in the area. Still Zavary is looking forward to the community’s reaction to the new store.
He’s projecting $13 million in annual sales from the Webster store and even more after an American Furniture Warehouse store – the first AFW store in the Houston market – opens across the street. That AFW store will be more than 350,000 square feet of warehouse and showroom space.
“Talking to folks, there’s a lot of excitement in the store and in the community,” said Zavary. “I’m really happy with the year and our growing. We’re going to be doing some really cool things this year.”