St. Matthews Furniture Co. Inc.
Year established: 1977
Operators name: Cecil M. Thornton
Number of employees: 4
Location: 1617 Bridge St. W, St. Matthews, SC, 29135
Products and services: We provide high quality home furnishings, appliances and mattresses.
Why did you decide to start this type of business: My father and uncle started the business in 1977, and I always had a personal love of the community. I was born and raised here and when I got out of college, I came back. I bought the business in 2004 and have continued to expand so the store is now 15,000 sq. ft.
What accomplishments are you most proud of: I was awarded Business Person of the Year in 2006 by the Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 the state newspaper, in the business section, named me one of 20 dynamic young businessmen under 40 who are dedicated to spreading growth across the midlands.
What sets you apart from other businesses people might support? Our store provides a small town atmosphere and a comfortable and inviting shopping experience.
Do you have any other info you want to share? We offer free delivery and in-house financing. Our hours are Monday, Tues. Thursday, and Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Wednesday we close at 1:00 pm, Saturday we close at 12:00 pm and we are closed on Sunday. Our phone number is 803-874-3235.