Location: 8365 Wicker Ave. (Rte. 41), St. John
What keeps a furniture store in business for nearly 90 years? According to co-owner John DeYoung, building relationships with customers is the cornerstone of DeYoung Interior’s time-honored success. DeYoung has been a dealer in fine furniture since 1928, when Nick and Cora DeYoung started their furniture store (and funeral home) in South Holland, Illinois, and the business has been a mainstay of the family ever since.
“I believe that anybody can spend their money anywhere. We have to work hard to earn it by taking care of our customers,” DeYoung says. “We’re appreciative of every dollar spent here and we’re blessed to be in the business and grateful for our customers.”
DeYoung notes that their items are a real value for the quality that it is and says their service is “second to none.” Nothing has to be subcontracted; DeYoung Interiors is self-sufficient with its own delivery crews, warehousing and service department. “It keeps coming back to us every time we take care of someone,” he adds. “Word of mouth really helps when we service the customer properly.”
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Location: 1807 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso
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