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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
There has been tremendous change in the furniture business in Utah. Think of how many great companies no longer exist: Christiansen Furniture, Axelrads, Southeast Furniture, Levitz, Dinwoody’s, Madsen, Crawford and Day, U and I Furniture, Collett’s, and the list goes on.
How does one company survive and thrive for 35 years in such a turbulent market? Well, Accent Décor Interiors told me it’s by giving great service and price and by providing unusual, different, you know, the one-of-a-kind of furniture.
I enjoyed my visit to Accent Décor at 3855 Highland Drive. Roddy Johnson and McKay Johnson have occupied that corner for nearly 35 years. They started their business two years earlier at 3175 So. 900 East.
The shop contains beautiful accent pieces and furniture. I saw lamps, statuary, chairs, couches, beds, area rugs, chandeliers, beautiful framed mirrors, prints and paintings. Everywhere I looked I saw pieces that were indeed unusual and different and very attractive.
I recently needed a very big mirror to hang over my fireplace. I found just what I needed at Accent Décor but wanted to make very sure before the purchase. Roddy quickly agreed to bring it to the house and let me see how it would actually look. It looked great, but then I was concerned about hanging the mirror so it would look just right. “No problem,” Roddy said. “I’ll measure and hang it for you.”
It’s that kind of special personalized service that has given the Johnson’s both staying power and the ability to grow.
One of the great ways for people to express themselves is through their home décor and accent pieces. People buy a personality for their homes, and this company helps with that pleasurable task by regularly going to markets in San Francisco and North Carolina to find just the right pieces that fit into their style and inventory.
I really enjoyed being in the store of Accent Décor. I learned once again that great, quality merchandise, displayed well and then sold and delivered with superb customer service, are key components for staying power in tough markets.
For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.