Furniture Court birthday
THE DAVIES' retail business really is part of Gympie's furniture.
Just about every house in the region would have a piece purchased from Davies Furniture Court, which turns 25 this week.
Ross and Daphne Davies have been servicing Gympie, Cooloola Coast and the surrounding areas since 1988 when they took over Hanlons Furniture Court.
They operated their business from its original premises at 210 Mary St for many years but by 1994 had completely outgrown the store.
The couple purchased the Baptist Church on Horseshoe Bend and built their new store where they are currently located. They opened the showroom in August 1994 and during this period they also developed another retail outlet on Red Hill.
As the Davies' business continued to thrive, further land was acquired across the road on Horseshoe Bend.
Local builders Nissen and Sons built the Davies' new complex opposite their existing store and it was opened in July 2006.
Around this time their son Stephen purchased their Red Hill business and today operates a very successful bedding business "with one of the best-designed layouts you will see anywhere for a bed shop".
These days Ross and Daphne's youngest daughter Linda manages the office and outdoor department while Michael Towner manages the lounge, dining, and entertainment showroom.
Ross and Daphne feel privileged to have been able to serve Gympie for these past 25 years.
"We are passionate about our area and the people who live here," they said.
"We thank you for your support and look forward to a wonderful future."
Davies Furniture Court employs 11 local staff and has a massive range of furniture for the home and office on their showroom floors. Check out the big range, which includes unique pieces and the latest trends.