Emerald at Furniture Fair - North Carolina
Emerald Home Furnishings® is a full-line supplier to home furniture retailers throughout North America. Started in 1962 as B&D Sales by Bond and Doug Shippy, the company distributed bed frames and unfinished furniture. In 1974, George Ritchie, a company representative at that time, purchased the business. The company was incorporated in 1977 and continued to grow, adding a number of additional product lines. In 1986, Evan Ritchie purchased the company from his father, starting a whirlwind of growth. In 1990, Evan purchased a mattress factory, Perfect Rest Bedding, and in 1993 he added an import division known as Emerald Home Furnishings®. In March of 2002, ownership changed, and David Beckmann, President, leads the Emerald team.
Today, the operation occupies a 200,000 square foot building that houses the corporate offices, distribution, the northwest showroom, and mattress manufacturing facilities. The current product lineup includes fabric and leather upholstery and motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites and a complete line of occasional and accent pieces. There are five factory warehouse facilities located in Haining City (Shanghai), China, as well as a warehouse facility in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. Emerald operates its own fleet of trucks covering eleven western states.
The company has showrooms in Tacoma, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada, with sourcing offices in Haining City (Shanghai), China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Saigon, Vietnam, in addition to the home office in Tacoma, Washington.
Emerald is gaining national recognition as a major component of key retailers product mix.