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Emerald Home Furnishings is a full-line supplier to home furniture retailers throughout North America. Started in 1962 as B&D Sales by Bond and Doug Shippy, the company began by distributing bed frames and unfinished furniture. In 1974, George Ritchie, a company representative at that time, purchased the business. The company was incorporated in 1977 and continued to grow, adding a number of additional product lines. In 1986, Evan Ritchie purchased the company from his father, starting a whirlwind of growth. In 1990, Evan purchased a mattress factory, Perfect Rest Bedding, and in 1993 he added an import division, known as Emerald Home Furnishings. In March of 2002, ownership changed, and David Beckmann, President, began leading the Emerald team. The current product lineup includes fabric and leather upholstery and motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites, and a complete line of occasional and accent pieces. Emerald Home Furnishings is gaining national recognition as a major component of key retailers' product mix.