Houston's High Octane Retailer
"The place we were in till '97 didn't have air conditioning," continues Dunnigan. "It was a big, open area. He started purchasing much better-quality furniture soon after he started, though. And still, we left there doing $70 million and $80 million in business. Our current showroom is 100,000 square feet, and of course, all air conditioned. And we now have anywhere from 400 to 450 employees."
Why Gallery sells CE
Why a furniture business morphed into a furniture/CE business at Gallery had a great deal to do with customer accommodation, to hear McIngvale tell it. But also, to hear Dunnigan's account, it had something to do with sheer practicality.