Fam­ily tra­di­tion con­tin­ues at Sil­ver Comet Fur­ni­ture

The Standard Journal - - REVIEW AND FORECAST - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

Where’s one of the best places in Polk County to find a new sec­tional sofa or din­ing room set? Get in the car and travel on over to Sil­ver Comet Fur­ni­ture be­tween Rock­mart and Cedar­town, where qual­ity pieces can be found at af­ford­able prices as a fam­i­ly­owned busi­ness con­tin­ues to grow.

Owner Mitchell LeGrande said he’s con­tin­u­ing a fam­ily legacy in the fur­ni­ture busi­ness that started in down­town Rock­mart and con­tin­ues to­day at 2000 Cedar­town High­way in Rock­mart (just be­fore the Dol­lar Gen­eral.)

LeGrande said that keep­ing prices rea­son­able for Polk County is just part of his mis­sion in op­er­at­ing the store, as well as en­sur­ing that each item that leaves the build­ing is also a qual­ity piece of fur­ni­ture that will last cus­tomers years to come.

“We know ev­ery sin­gle per­son that comes through the door, and if some­thing goes wrong their piece of fur­ni­ture they’ll never be stuck with that big of a in­vest­ment,” LeGrande said. “We’ll treat peo­ple right.”

He said too in the past year and a half since tak­ing over the store that he was putting a greater em­pha­sis on cus­tomer ser­vice both when peo­ple come in­side to shop, but also af­ter they leave.

Cus­tomers can find well­known brands like Ash­ley and Cat­nap­per are among some avail­able at Sil­ver Comet Fur­ni­ture, with a va­ri­ety of se­lec­tions in fur­ni­ture pieces from so­fas, love seats and liv­ing room suites to bed­room and din­ing room items of all sizes, col­ors, tex­tures and pat­terns.

LeGrande said that many of the cus­tomers com­ing to his store for more than a year have been fo­cused on find­ing just the right fit for a re­cliner, or to re­place old mat­tresses.

“About 60 to 70 per­cent of our cus­tomers are com­ing into the store to find a new mat­tress,” he said. “You usu­ally re­place those fairly reg­u­larly.”

The 27-year-old LeGrande is a grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of West Ge­or­gia, came back to Polk County to work at the store un­der pre­vi­ous own­er­ship. He took over in May 2017 when the op­por­tu­nity came up to buy. He’s the third gen­er­a­tion to be in the fur­ni­ture busi­ness, with his grand­fa­ther, Jay LeGrande and great grand­fa­ther, Ernest LeGrande the pre­vi­ous own­ers of Pied­mont Fur­ni­ture Com­pany in Rock­mart for more than 50 years.

He worked with his fam­ily in the fur­ni­ture busi­ness prior to go­ing off to col­lege, and re­turned back home to work at the store un­der pre­vi­ous own­er­ship through the past years.

His hopes are that peo­ple will come out to see the wide se­lec­tion and en­joy the cus­tomer ser­vice that ex­tends past the door on Mon­day and Tues­day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thurs­day through Satur­day dur­ing the same hours. The store is closed on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days.

Those in­ter­ested in more in­for­ma­tion about what se­lec­tion is avail­able lo­cally can visit their web­site at sil­ver comet fur­ni­ture. com, check out their Face­book at face­book.com/ Sil­ver Comet Fur­ni­ture, or call LeGrande at the store at 678-685-4320.

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