Ivor Furniture Co.

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Name: Carl R. Garner

Name of Business:  Ivor Furniture Co.

Street address:  33569 General Mahone Blvd., Ivor

Phone number: 859-6231

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

E-mail address: ivorfurnitureco@aol.com

Nature of business: Retail furniture, appliances, bedding, flooring

Owner: Alice West Scott

Year founded: 1949

Number of employees:  13

How’s business: Steady

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have free delivery and setup.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere:  Outstanding customer service before and after the purchase

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Work hard, be honest and do not promise what you can’t deliver.

Your first job: Cutting grass

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My dad and mom taught me the importance of hard work and honesty.

The key to a successful business is: Fulfilling the customers’ needs.