Teutopolis though it’s small in size has no shortage of family-run businesses which most, have been in business for decades and in some cases, a century! For instance, Habing Furniture and Flooring opened its doors in 1898 by B.G. Habing. However, back then, it was recognized as B. G. Habing & Company and operated as a Furniture Store, Funeral Home, and Ambulance Service. It wasn’t until 1975 that it became operating solely as a furniture store.
Throughout the years, Habing’s has operated as a family run business which has allowed their customers to not only make relationships with the Habing family but its given the community a sense of peace when shopping local for their ultra-comfy sofa, recliner, mattress, and now, durable LVP flooring.
Jerry Habing shares “I started working at the furniture store in 1972 as the oldest son of George Habing who was the third generation to be running the business. As soon as you were old enough to lift furniture and help out- you went to work! My brother, Dave started working in the business in 1984.” Today, Habing Furniture is operated by the 3rd and 4th generations. Dennis Habing, the third generation, and Sara Roepke, fourth generation and sister to Dave and Jerry who assists with interior design.
Habing’s is well known in the area for the large selection of furniture from trusted brands such as Ashley, Southern Motion, Liberty and Jofran. Jerry Habing explains that although it’s difficult to compete with the big box stores and online retailers he believes that their customer service and quality of the furniture is a testament of why people keep coming back. “We have several families that have shopped with us for years and now it’s been great to see that families next generation begin to shop with us” Jerry explains.
Aside from furniture, Habing’s is the destination to offer a huge selection of the popular Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring or better known as LVP. “If you’re wanting to replace the flooring in your home LVP is the way to go. It’s waterproof and indestructible and comes in a wide range of colors. The best part is that if you need to replace a damaged area, you can simply remove the damaged planks and not have to rip up the entire room of flooring,” adds Jerry.
Habing’s Furniture and Flooring nestled alongside Main St in Teutopolis plans to carry out the family business for years to come. Jerry explains how important it is to stay ahead of the trends in the furniture business and does so by attending furniture markets, visits larger furniture showrooms when out of town, and listens to the advice from his daughters and customers! “I think it’s important to listen to your customers and find out what they want from comfort to style. We value their opinion” Jerry states.
Shop Habing’s Furniture and Flooring Monday- Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm.