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Family-owned furniture store continues to thrive on Rt. 1

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When he was 14 years old, Luke Taber began selling bedroom furniture with his father and has never looked back.

“I love the product, I love what we do; we deliver a lot of kids’ first beds,” said Taber, who is now 37 and the operations manager at Bedrooms on Route 1 South. “It feels good, it feels like you’re doing the right thing.”

In the same vein, Taber said their line of Maxtrix Kids Furniture continues to be the store’s top seller. He said customers are attracted to Maxtrix products, as the same bed can be converted into a loft bed or a bunk bed to accommodate the changing needs of a growing child. “It’s basically à la carte,” said Tabor. “They’re really a dedicated youth furniture line.”

Although business is typically steady throughout the year, Taber said July and October tend to be the most profitable months, adding that July was the store’s best month thus far in 2017.

“There’s never a dull moment here at Bedrooms,” he said, adding that the store has done well for a small business on Route 1.

Taber also said Bedrooms’ products are made from either Canadian birch or maple and are tested for quality using European standards. “They base everything off European standards, which are a lot tougher than U.S. standards,” he said. “It’s not going to be that $999 [Discount Furniture] special that you’re going to get a year out of.”

Taber said having a diverse product line and personalized customer service is what sets Bedrooms apart from its competition. “We’re a specialty store, we have all the options,” he said, adding that their beds are available in “at least three to four” different colors.

Taber also emphasized that none of his customers are ever treated like mere numbers. “We know customers’ names, where they live and what they do,” he said, adding that many of the same faces come back for additional purchases.

In addition, Taber said Bedrooms offers a line of adult furniture and features an array of Serta mattresses.

Taber also said Bedrooms is in the process of becoming more involved with the city and is currently exploring different opportunities for community outreach.

Bedrooms is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store can be reached at 978-535-6421.

By Christopher Roberson


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