Bad­cock Fur­ni­ture in Fort Oglethorpe: New own­ers, some­thing for ev­ery­one.

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE - By Ta­mara Wolk

When Bo and An­gela Mor­gan started look­ing to go into busi­ness for them­selves, they didn’t know they would end up help­ing peo­ple fur­nish their homes.

An­gela had taught school in Dalton for ten years but wanted to do some­thing closer to her home in Ring­gold. Bo had been part of the mo­tor­cy­cle in­dus­try for 16 years, first as a racer, then as a man­ager in mo­tor­cy­cle sales, and he had also worked in con­struc­tion.

Af­ter look­ing at var­i­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties, the Mor­gans were drawn to the busi­ness model of Bad­cock Fur­ni­ture & More. “They em­pha­size fam­ily,” says An­gela. “We bought the deal­er­ship in Fort Oglethorpe but Bad­cock still pro­vides good sup­port.”

“Let our fam­ily help your fam­ily make your house a home” is Bad­cock’s motto. “We want to be a part of our com­mu­nity,”

says An­gela. “We love help­ing peo­ple find joy in fur­nish­ing their homes.”

An­gela says one thing that’s dif­fer­ent about Bad­cock is that even peo­ple who are strug­gling fi­nan­cially and have bad credit can usu­ally get credit at the store to buy the fur­nish­ings they want or

need.

Some­thing many peo­ple may not re­al­ize about the store lo­cated on Lafayette Road a few doors down from Big Lots is the wide range of what they carry. There’s a good se­lec­tion of the ex­pected items: liv­ing room and din­ing room fur­ni­ture, bed­room sets, mat­tresses,

re­clin­ers, lamps, area rugs. But many peo­ple may not know they can also buy ap­pli­ances like wash­ers, dry­ers, re­frig­er­a­tors, dish­wash­ers, mi­crowaves and grills at Bad­cock.

And that’s just the be­gin­ning. There are en­ter­tain­ments cen­ters, desks, lap­tops,

tablets, TV sets, gam­ing sys­tems, home theater sys­tems, book­cases and stor­age units to keep ev­ery­thing or­ga­nized.

“Guests,” as Bad­cock likes to re­fer to its cus­tomers, can find vac­uum clean­ers to keep the in­sides of their house clean and lawn­mow­ers, weed eaters, trim­mers, blow­ers and tillers to spiffy the out­side. There is art for all ar­eas of the home and spe­cial dé­cor for chil­dren’s rooms, ar­ti­fi­cial plants, lamps, wall ap­pliques and a big va­ri­ety of ac­cent fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing cof­fee and end ta­bles.

There are fire­places, dé­cor-en­hanc­ing space heaters and win­dow unit air-con­di­tion­ers to im­prove the air and com­forter and quilt sets, mat­tress cov­ers, pil­lows and throws to im­prove the fam­ily’s sleep.

The Mor­gans in­vite the com­mu­nity to tour their store and en­vi­sion new ways to make their houses into homes.

Bad­cock Fur­ni­ture & More car­ries just about ev­ery­thing, from fur­ni­ture to ap­pli­ances to lawn care equip­ment, elec­tron­ics and home ac­ces­sories. (Con­trib­uted photo)

Former mo­tor­cy­cle racer Bo Mor­gan and his wife An­gela Mor­gan, a former teacher, are the new own­ers of Bad­cock Fur­ni­ture & More in Fort Oglethorpe. (Con­trib­uted photo)

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