Furniture guys are not only skilled at repairing, refinishing and restoring furniture but they also know how to sell. Some have even made their names in the home improvement television industry as stars of shows such as Furniture on the Mend, Furniture to Go and Men in Tool-belts.
There are many different types of furniture guys and their talents vary but all share a certain skill set. They are able to work with wood and metals as well as fabrics. Some can even design their own pieces. Some are expert carpenters, others can do both upholstery and refinishing and some may be experts in painting as well. They are a great resource for any homeowner or business owner who wants to update the look of their office, bedroom or living room.
Whether they are sanding down an old armoire or painting a room with a vibrant color, furniture guys have the ability to breathe new life into any piece of furniture. They also have the knowledge to help you save money by finding the best deals on high-quality pieces.
A few of the most famous furniture guys are Mattress Mack, Joe L’Erario and Ed Feldman. These savvy furniture sellers have a knack for selling their expertise in a way that is both entertaining and educational. They have a true understanding of how to get the most out of your furniture purchase and will work with you to create a style that fits your needs and budget.
Jim McIngvale, who goes by the name of Mattress Mack, is a Houston institution. He has been the founder of Gallery Furniture since 1982 and is famous for his wacky 30-second TV commercials where he promises to “save you money.” He’s also a huge sports gambler who once placed a wager on his hometown Houston Astros that paid off with a big win — to the tune of $75 million.
Mattress Mack has been a limousine driver, a trucker and a carny hawker, but his most important job is that of furniture salesman. He is also involved in charity work. He recently opened up his Gallery Furniture showroom to families whose homes were damaged in the 2017 hurricane. He has also donated to the Bush-Clinton Tsunami Relief Fund and provides furniture to USO centers around the world.
In addition to making wacky TV ads, Mattress Mack is an avid supporter of the Houston Texans and TCU Horned Frogs football team. He also has a number of other hobbies, including fishing, hunting and motorsports. He’s also a big fan of classic cars and is an accomplished artist.