Raymour & Flanigan
|Headquarters||Liverpool, New York, U.S.|
|Neil Goldberg, President and CEO|
Number of employees
Raymour’s Furniture Company, the predecessor of Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, was established by brothers Bernard Goldberg and Arnold Goldberg in 1946. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture is the largest furniture retailer in the Northeast and the seventh largest in the U.S.
Bernard Goldberg and his younger brother, Arnold Goldberg, co-founded the first Raymour Furniture store, the predecessor of Raymour & Flanigan, in late 1946 in downtown Syracuse, New York. They named the furniture store after an antiques shop on Long Island which was owned by a third brother.
In 1990, Raymour’s Furniture Company acquired competitor, Flanigan's Furniture, which operated fourteen stores in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. The acquisition gave Raymour & Flanigan its present name.
By 2005, the company had begun to focus on expanding its presence in the New York metropolitan area by acquiring Futurama, a furniture retailer with three large stores. In 2007, Raymour & Flanigan purchased Alpert’s Furniture, located in the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts area. In December 2008, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture acquired 18 Levitz Furniture store locations in the New York metro area.
Founder Bernard Goldberg remained the chairman of Raymour & Flanigan until his death in 2010. He was succeeded by two of his sons - President and CEO, Neil Goldberg and Steve Goldberg, Executive Vice President - as well as his nephew, Executive Vice President, Michael Goldberg.
By 2011, the company had 100 stores across seven states in the Northeast.
As of 2016, Raymour & Flanigan has over 110 stores in the Northeastern U.S.
Raymour & Flanigan sells home furniture including living room, dining room and bedroom furniture and mattresses.
The company product offering ranges from traditional cherry wood pieces, to more modern styles such as denim sofas from the “Cindy Crawford Home” collection. The company also has a line of upholstered furniture by designer Kathy Ireland.
In April 2001, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture was named “Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association. In 2004, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture received the “Retailer of the Year Award” from Furniture Today. In 2007, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture was named "Newsmaker of the Year" by Home Furnishings Business.
In 2009, the Greater New York Home Furnishings Association announced that the “Jerry Gans Memorial Award” would be awarded to the Goldberg family on behalf of the entire Raymour & Flanigan organization.
In 2013, the Goldberg family received the Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope in recognition of Raymour & Flanigan’s philanthropy and business leadership.
Raymour & Flanigan was voted “Best Furniture Store on Long Island” in 2016 and 2017 through the “Best of Long Island” program.
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