Bostic Sugg Furniture Company was founded in 1937 by Barry Bostic and Marvin Sugg in downtown Greenville, N.C. The original location was 207 E. 5th street across from HL Hodges. Jesse and Hilda Laughinghouse, started working at Bostic Sugg in 1940. In 1945 they purchased the furniture store from Mr. Bostic and Mr. Sugg. In 1946 they moved to the second location on 3rd Street.
In 1954, Billy Laughinghouse, joined his parents in the business. In 1959 they built the building at the new location on Evans Street, also in downtown Greenville, N.C.
In 1964 they bought three buildings at 401 W. 10th Street, which previously had been The China American Tobacco Co. One warehouse was gutted and remodeled and in July of 1965 Bostic Sugg Furniture moved from Evans Street to the 10th Street location. The 10th Street location had much more space than the Evans Street location. Bostic Sugg now had 3 buildings, the 22,000 sq ft showroom and 2 warehouses.
Jesse Laughinghouse retired in 1982 and his son Billy took over until his death in 1994. At that time, Britt Laughinghouse, and Chip Laughinghouse took over running the business. Their sister, Lisa Woodard joined shortly afterward as the Sales Manager. They stayed at the 10th street location until May 1, 2005.
May 16, 2005, the current location at 2115 E. Firetower Road in Greenville was opened. The building is 70,000 square feet of which the showroom and the warehouse are all under one roof. Included are galleries featuring La-Z-Boy, Kincaid and Rowe. Many other top quality manufacturers such as Bassett, Best, Hooker, Serta, and Restonic are featured also.
Bostic Sugg is part of the Furniture First buying group which consists of over 200 nationwide stores doing over a billion dollars of combined furniture sales. In 1997 Bostic Sugg was awarded the prestigious Furniture World award of merit in recognition of distinctive service to the furniture industry. We were also we were honored by La-Z-Boy as the Southeastern dealership of the year. And most recently in 2017 we were selected to be the nation’s first Bassett Club Level Pavilion dealer.
We are a family owned and operated full service furniture store and are blessed with a great and dedicated work staff with over 261 combined total years of service.
We have remained the largest locally owned and operated furniture store in Greenville, N.C.