Custom Furniture & Flooring named MVP
by Halei Lamb | August 14, 2018 3:27 pm
The Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro (DDA) recently presented its Most Valuable Partner (MPV) Award to Custom Furniture and Flooring.
The MVP Award is given quarterly by the DDA in appreciation of local businesses that have shown tremendous support of the community, the organization, and the DDA’s downtown revitalization efforts.
Located on West Pine Street in downtown Swainsboro, Custom Furniture & Flooring has been owned and operated by Asa and Bert Garrett for more than 23 years.
In presenting the award, DDA Chairman Gary Mason commented, “Asa, his family, and staff have done an excellent job assisting the citizens of Swainsboro and our community with their furniture and flooring needs, and they have supported many community efforts to make Swainsboro a better place to live and do business.”
The Garretts are the second owners of the business, which was started in its current location in 1962 by Pete Boatright and Harold Flanders. Since purchasing Custom’s, as it is locally known, in 1995, the Garretts have continued to expand its offerings.
In addition to furniture to fill every room of the home, Custom’s also offers mattresses, custom blinds, shutters, and awnings, and flooring ranging from carpet to vinyl to luxury vinyl tile. The business has installed flooring and awnings for many businesses, offices, and churches in the area.
“We have been very blessed to have the support of the community, cities, counties, banks, and churches in this area,” said Asa. “People in this community have gone the extra mile to trade at home, and we are very appreciative.”
The business services customers in a territory stretching from Wrightsville to Statesboro and from Wrens to Lyons. With three showrooms, customers can choose from a large inventory of in-stock furniture and flooring, or they can custom-order from an endless selection of home furnishing options.
While the Garretts’ daughter Margaret Ann also helps with the store, the “family business” has grown to include a small, dedicated staff with a broad knowledge of Custom’s product lines.
“Most of our employees have been with us for many years and we are appreciative of their support,” said Asa. “They provide an excellent level of service and ensure our customers have a positive experience when they shop with us.”
With more than 56 years in business in downtown Swainsboro, Custom’s has no plans to change locations.
“We like being downtown, and we would like to continue to try and make the downtown better,” Asa remarked.
“We are thankful to be a part of this small town,” Bert added.
Custom Furniture & Flooring is located at 104 West Pine Street in downtown Swainsboro.