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Four Corners Furniture: The Right Pieces From Every Angle

Katherine Ryder Published: November 1, 2010 10:34 AM
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When Myron Miller started the family-owned business roughly 12 years ago it was in an attempt to stay closer to home and build business in the area.

About a year later his brother, Marcus Miller, joined him.

The two brothers focused on furniture because of the interest it generated for the area. For locals and tourists who travel through Holmes and Wayne counties, handmade "Amish" furniture portrays the well-known connotation of being durable and beautiful.

While it meets those expectations, the market is increasingly popular for another reason. History.

As furniture makes its way from generation to generation, families have always appreciated the long-lasting quality that handmade furniture provides.

Over the past 12 years, Four Corners Furniture has been very successful. But apart from their continued patronage, Marcus Miller considers their greatest success to be the growth of his customer base.

"When people come into our store we are given the chance to get to know them," Miller said. "Helping them decide what kind of style and what kind of finish they like is a great part of the job."

It's that connection, as well as the product, the Miller brothers like to build that keeps their customers coming back.

"We have a lot of customers that revisit our store. I keep everything on file so they can add different pieces to their collections," Miller said.

Even though there are several surrounding furniture shops available in the area, the Miller brothers do not find themselves too concerned with the competition.

"Handmade furniture is what brings people to this area," Marcus Miller said. "I try not to be too competitive. Each store has a variety of pieces to choose from and our goal is just to offer something people will like."

Realistically located in the middle of nowhere, Four Corners Furniture considers its location to be both helpful and a hindrance.

"We're out in the middle of nowhere but this is a benefit more than a crutch," Marcus said. "People get to experience the back roads of the country and the farm we're located on, which they like."

Four Corners does operate primarily on a referral basis, with a little help from advertising, therefore it's important for the store to keep its customers satisfied.

"We work mainly by word of mouth and through advertising," Marcus said. "And even though our location works for us a lot of the time, it has also been challenging."

Which is why Marcus considers their location to be the store's greatest obstacle over the years.

"Once locals and tourists get to us our store is ideal, but finding us can be a problem," he said.

Overall, the brothers simply strive to bring in as many people as they can and do their best to make them happy.

"I think we're stable in the community," Marcus said. "That's how I would describe it. Our customers can rely on us."

With that said, Marcus reiterates his perspective on the other furniture stores in the area, though.

"I really try not to be competitive," he said. "There are a lot of furniture stores in the area and we each have our areas of style and success. I just try to maintain a healthy relationship with all of them."

Four Corners Furniture is located at 7000 TR 652 in Millersburg. For more information call 330-359-0295. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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