Monday, June 28, 2010

Central Texas Ashley Furniture frachisee planning six new stores

Austin Business Journal
New Braunfels-based Hill Country Holdings LLC became one of the fastest-growing Ashley Furniture operators last year when it opened six stores, and this year shouldn't be any different.

Company officials said Friday they plan to open four more stores in Houston (including a clearance center), one in the Rio Grande Valley and one in Tukwila, Wash. by the end of 2010.

Hill Country said it netted a $70.8 million increase last year after buying six Ashley Furniture Co. stores in Houston from Finger Furniture Co. Inc. It also opened another location in McAllen.

The company, founded in 2002, opened its first store in Austin. It now operates six in the Austin San Antonio region and 15 others across the United States. The company runs a home office in Washington D.C. and an outlet center in New Braunfels.