February 2013

Dream It, Create It, Love it at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

LaZboy-PhoenixAllen and Lisa Pfeifer, owners of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries (in Phoenix, in front of Home Depot) want you to know that despite the fact that La-Z-Boy invented the reclining chair over 85 years ago, their furniture gallery includes much, much more than just comfortable chairs. "The recliners were only the beginning. What people don't know about La-Z-Boy could fill a whole book. We can really do any room in your home."

Being a La-Z-Boy Branded store, everything they sell is manufactured by La-Z-Boy or its subsidiaries. "We carry everything you would want for your living room or family room," Allen said. "We also have available bedroom and dining room furniture by special order from La-Z-Boy companies Kincaid, American Drew, Lea and Hammary. We can help you with every room in your house."

Growing up, Allen's father owned a trucking and warehouse business in Portland. Lisa began working in a furniture retailer just out of college. "We actually met over the phone when our trucking company would deal with the furniture store she worked at," Allen recalled. "We got married in 1989."

About 1998 when Allen's father was looking to retire from the transportation business, Allen and his brothers were tired of the trucking business. "So we set out to look at other opportunities," he said. "We had worked with La-Z-Boy with our trucking business, and had seen the success of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores in Portland. We closed the trucking business, and bought property to build a La-Z-Boy store in Bend that opened in August 1999."

Business in Bend was good, and they were the #1 small market store in the country in 2004, and 2005. With the success in Bend, La-Z-Boy approached them about opening in southern Oregon.

Since 2007, Allen has been managing all the administration, buying, and marketing functions for both stores from the Phoenix store.

And at this location, they also have a Mattress Gallery by La-Z-Boy store. They carry Beautyrest and TempurPedic brand mattresses, foundations, and Adjustable bases. "We have the largest selection of Beautyrest in southern Oregon. We also offer a wide range of accessories, rugs, lamps, wall art and other home décor items to finish off your room," Allen said. "An additional service we provide is 'Free In Home Design Service' for our customers. We will come to your home to measure, select furniture and accessories, and help with colors.

"We try to be a 'No Pressure Zone,' and help our customers dream it, create it, love it," Allen said. "We are about giving the customer choices. The relaxing possibilities are endless. That's why our motto is 'Live Life Comfortably.'"

La-Z-Boy has five manufacturing plants across the USA. Almost all of their products are made in the USA.

For more information, please call 541-535-5242 or visit them online at www.LZBcomfort.com. They are open 7 days a week.