The Company The story of Thomasville began in Thomasville, North Carolina, in 1904. At the time, we offered just one product – a chair. The “Thomasville Chair” it was called. The chair was so beautifully crafted and well made that people responded by asking us to create other pieces as well. Now more than 100 years later, the Thomasville story is still being written. And now part of our story is helping you tell yours – with home furnishings, accessories and cabinetry that allow you to express yourself through your home.
Even as home styles have evolved over the years, Thomasville has evolved, too, keeping step with the fashion trends of the day. This dynamic and flexible spirit, which underlies everything we do, is what has allowed us to continue growing our business and maintain our position as an/the industry leader. Today, Thomasville furniture is sold through more than 150 independently owned Thomasville Home Furnishings Stores, as well as over 400 leading independent retail stores. And we’ve produced two of the most successful licensed furniture collections in the industry: Ernest Hemingway®, The Collection of a Lifetime; and Humphrey Bogart™. We’ve also expanded our product line to include Thomasville Cabinetry® for the kitchen and bath, and Thomasville Lighting.
The People Of course, the fact that we’re still around after a century is a testament to the people who are Thomasville. Setting the tone for our current-day philosophy were two timber farmers, T.J. and C.F. Finch, who had the foresight to accept Thomasville stock as payment for the wood they provided. After buying out other stockholders, they began shaping the company into a brand that would become known for innovative designs and manufacturing quality.
These same two core values of innovation and quality are still being embodied by the people of this company – from our headquarters in Thomasville, North Carolina, on down to the retail level. Every single Thomasville employee remains as dedicated to helping you express yourself through our products as the Finch brothers were. It’s just part of who we are.