Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the new opening date.
After nearly 30 years in Wilmington, Custom Home Furniture Galleries opens a location in Leland.
Kevin and John Gray opened their flagship custom furniture store in 1995, followed by smaller businesses in the Custom Home family of stores in 2015 and 2018. Now the brothers are expanding into Leland, with a custom furniture store planned for the Waterford Mall at 2062 Olde Regent Way.
The outlet will hold a grand opening in early February, which will include a ribbon cutting with local officials and a VIP shopping event. According to Custom Home Furniture management, the exact date will be announced in the coming weeks.
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The 55,000 square foot, two-story showroom will cater to the Brunswick County market by offering furniture ready for immediate take-out, rather than the custom orders they specialize in at their Wilmington location.
“There’s a certain customer base that doesn’t want to order, doesn’t want to plan that far, and they want it now or they want the quality that we have (in Wilmington) at a better price,” Kevin Gray said. “Well, they can go (to Leland) and get it, they just can’t choose the fabrics or the finishes.”
The store will have options for every room, including mattresses and outdoor furniture. According to John Gray, the couple have been buying inventory for the store for more than a year, using their longstanding industry relationships to buy showroom samples and closing items that offer discounted prices to customers. .
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“We do so much business in Brunswick County and with all the new homes being built, that’s where the growth is because they have all the land,” Gray said. “It was just the perfect time in the perfect place to do it.”
Reporter John Orona can be reached at 910-343-2327 or [email protected]