Dewey Furniture hosts grand opening

LynAnne Vucovich

Mar 09, 2022 6:00 PM

PERKINS TWP. — Dewey Furniture & Carpet celebrated the official opening of its new Sandusky location.

The store found its home in a brand new 11,000 square foot space in the newly revamped Sandusky Mall between Hobby Lobby and Five Below.

Owner Mike Dewey said the new space is nearly three times the size of its previous Sandusky location.

“Now we can offer a lot of upholstery, sofas, recliners, leather fabrics and beautiful selections,” Dewey said. “It just made sense to try and offer more selections so that our customers wouldn’t have to drive so far.”

Dewey said the store has quality furniture and mattresses, with a knowledgeable and low-pressure sales staff.

“It’s easy to shop, there’s plenty of room,” he said. “It’s big and beautiful. We’ve got a lot of traffic generated from the mall. Everyone has said how beautiful the new store is.”

Dewey Furniture still has a location in Vermilion and last year Dewey said they purchased a 60,000-foot warehouse for inventory.

“Over a year ago, we started ordering truckloads and it’s all coming in. We have a lot of furniture. Almost everything in this room is available immediately,” Dewey said. “That’s the biggest difference between us and other stores in the area.”

Dewey Furniture & Carpet was established in 1954 and is family-owned and operated.

Dewey said he’s the third generation and his children are all working in management positions, preparing to take over the business one day.

“It’s a nice thing. It’s what I think most parents would like that if they had the opportunity to build a company that the family can make a living on and take care of servicing the community,” he said. “Then be able to have the next generation come on and carry on the torch.”

With the new location’s opening, Dewey said the store is offering “the best deals of the year right now.”

Dewey said one of the most important aspects of his business is how sales staff handles customers.

“We treat people the way you want to be treated. Anyone that’s bought from us knows we’re honest,” he said. “Once a customer buys from us, they’re usually customers for life.”

Dewey said he’s very appreciative of his customers over the years and their support has been vital to their success.

“We’re only as good as the last customer we took care of,” he said. “We strive to do better every day.”

The vast majority of Dewey’s furniture and mattress products are American made and some are made in Ohio.

“I’m looking forward to taking care of people’s needs in Sandusky and being able to get them furniture quickly with good quality at great prices,” Dewey said. “We do thing right, the old-fashioned way.”