Classic Home Furnishings recently opened on Washington Street in Maryville and owner Susan Cadegan and her staff are focused on knowing their customers and knowing the history of the pieces they offer their customers.
“We are about each person who comes in,” said Cadegan. “We want to know what you’re looking for so we can match up what we can do with what you need. It’s old-fashioned customer service.”
Cadegan, who used to own Ross Furniture, said there is something else that separates Classic Home Furnishings from other furniture stores. They can tell you where their furniture was made. In Classic Home Furnishings, 98 percent of the furniture is American-made.
“That’s important to me,” said Cadegan. “I think you have to support your American manufacturers. I think you need to ask where it came from. In our shop, we will proudly tell you.”
Cadegan’s son, assistant manager Thomas Crews, said having furniture manufactured in nearby states like South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Indiana makes it easier to get repairs. “You might pay a little more, but you get better quality,” he said.