Schewel Furniture: A Heritage of Fine American Living
Schewel Furniture dates back to 1897, when Lithuanian immigrant Elias Schewel thought of peddling picture frames, chair bottoms and seats, and other small furniture items out of a horse-drawn wagon in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. The local Jewish community’s only rabbinical scholar and teacher, Schewel struggled to make ends meet with his meager income, and found that his selling made a good supplement. Eventually, Schewel was able to acquire a permanent location for his merchandise, easing him of the trouble of packing and unpacking his goods as he travelled from street corner to street corner, and providing him with quarters within which to conduct transactions and put his wares on display for the townsfolk, customers, and passersby to see.
The decades that followed saw Schewel Furniture open more and more branches throughout Virginia; and operations of the business was passed on from generation to generation – from Elias Schewel to his three sons Abe, Ben, and Ike, from Ben to his son Bert and from Abe to his son Elliot, and from Ben to his children Marc, Jack, and Donna.
The company philosophy stands on sensible business practices, good taste, and a keen focus on customer satisfaction. With a wide range of quality furniture lines to suit the customers’ preferences and needs, flexible financing options with provisions for an in-store credit account that allows customers to create a custom payment plan based on their income capabilities, a savers’ community that alerts members on bargains and special deals, and an efficient delivery system that ships items straight from the retail outlet to the customer’s residence as swiftly as possible, Schewels provides customer service with its top-of-the-line merchandise – a heritage of bringing fine American living to homeowners throughout Virginia, as well as West Virginia an North Carolina.
More information on Schewels Furniture and its locations can be found at www.schewels.com.