“We have poured our hearts into bringing our customers the very best home furnishings at the best price possible from many resources,” comments Mike Hall, founder and owner of Underpriced Furniture. “The public has responded and given us the confidence to expand. We chose this location because of its relationship to Highway 78 and the many corridors it serves. From a location perspective we feel this is the most convenient or “ground zero” for a distribution center.”
President of the Tucker Summit CID Emory Morsberger added, “This is the perfect location in Metro Atlanta for fast delivery anywhere in the metro area. With great access to Highway 78 and I-85, they can deliver a beautiful sofa to anywhere in metro-wide within an hour.”
Boasting average sales of $40 million per year, the single retail location in Gwinnett County is recognized as one of the highest sales per square foot, single retail furniture stores in the country. By developing this large distribution center, Underpriced Furniture will be preparing the company for an expansion with additional retail locations adding 100 new jobs in Phase I. Phase II will expand upon the facility, doubling the size of the site.
As most of the merchandise sold is imported, the Port of Savannah has become an important element in the success of this growing business, bucking the trend in retail. Currently, Underpriced Furniture is receiving 25 to 30 containers through the Garden City Port each month, but that number could double with the completion of the new distribution center and a future retail location.