Everybody's Furniture Company
In 1936, E. S. Miller and his son, Walter, established Everybody's Food Store at 107 East Third Street in Mt. Pleasant. In addition to grocery products, they also sold feed and a number of hardware items, including Georgia stocks, clevises, single trees, trace chains, and back and belly bands. About three years later, linoleum rugs and battery radios were added. The battery radios required an outside antenna, similar to a clothes line, and were installed after regular working hours. Sometime later, kerosene cook stoves began to be sold.
In 1940, the owners of Everybody's Food Store envisioned the possibility of adding furniture, refrigerators, and home laundry. A separate building was obtained next door for the new operation that would include all products that were not food and feed related. This expansion was named "The Everybody's Furniture Store." In 1941, "The Everybody's Furniture Store" relocated to 204 West 2nd street where operations continued until January 1964 when they relocated to their present location at 1125 North Jefferson.
In 1945 Walter Miller purchased his father's interest in the business. In 1957 Weldon, the son of Walter, entered the family business, and in 1964 he purchased the business from his dad and is still active in the day to day operation. In 1964 the business was incorporated and began operation as Everybody's Furniture Company.
In 1957 property was purchased for future relocation to 1125 North Jefferson. Construction for a 17,600 sq. ft. clear span facility began in July 1963 with an anticipated completion date of the latter part of October. Due to a number of factors, the building was not completed until December. During January of 1964, the future home of Everybody's Furniture was stocked with the merchandise that had been purchased for its initial display.
On Sunday afternoon, February 5, 1964, our grand opening was held. It was a joyous occasion for the Miller family and was filled with best wishes from loyal customers, friends, and community leaders. From the opening day, Monday February 6th, sales increased dramatically and steadily increased month after month. Through the years, the citizens of Mt. Pleasant, Titus county, and surrounding areas have purchased their home furnishings from our company. We are grateful for the confidence they have placed in us and the blessings that have been ours to enjoy and appreciate.
From the opening of Everybody's Furniture until today, there have been challenges to overcome as well as opportunities to pursue. We are grateful for the successes that our customers have allowed us to enjoy and, yes, we are even grateful for the failures that have been experienced from time to time. These failures have allowed us to remove the focus from ourselves and place the blessings that we have been given at the feet of a loving, kind, and righteous God to whom we owe all things.
Through the years we have been blessed with many wonderful employees. They have shared their talents, dedication, and loyalty to helping serve our customers with the service they deserve. For them, our friends, and our customers, we will always be grateful for all they have done for us. May God receive the glory.
Mount Pleasant is nestled in Northeast Texas among gentle hills and lakes. With more than 17,000 acres of fishing, swimming, and skiing on lakes Bob Sandlin, Monticello, and Welsh, there's plenty of activity to choose from. Located on I-30, it offers easy access to Dallas, Texarkana, Longview, and Shreveport. Not only is Mount Pleasant a Texas Main Street City, but it was also named one of the "100 Best Small Towns in America." Additionally, it is home to Northeast Texas Community College which offers two-year associates degrees as well as partnering with universities to provide four-year degrees in certain fields.