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Miller’s of Mill Hall ‘growing together’

MILL HALL — Miller’s Furniture of Mill Hall is planning to “come into a new era” with upgrades to their technology, phone systems and bringing in more family staff to “go to a new level of business,” according to Wendy Hockenberry, store manager.

“We go out of our way,” Hockenberry said.

“We will do our best within our limits,” David Meyer, office manager and controller said.

“We are going to have a newer team-like atmosphere” that welcomes the input from all employees.

The two are siblings and actually went to business school together and are now “growing together” through this business.

The business, which has been owned by Jerry and Sandy Blanchard since 1982, remains family oriented as the Blanchards and Meyer are in-laws.

They added that they are helping update the business and even bring in new products like two-sided bedding which has been a “big” interest, according to Meyer.

Miller’s started as an appliance store that mostly sold electrical appliances and different furniture pieces.

Today, Miller’s is considered a “sit and sleep” full-service store for bedroom and living room furniture like sofas, recliners, benches, tables, mattresses and even more decorative items like lamps, accent mirrors, decorative chairs and accent pieces.

Some of the brands available at Miller’s include Lazyboy, Chairs America, Leather Italia and even Norwalk Furniture, which is a more high-end brand with a lot of options for customizing.

Though Miller’s doesn’t do upholstery, they do have fabrics available to choose from if customers would like to reupholster their furniture elsewhere.

“Our guys are very knowledgeable,” Meyer said.

Many manufacturers were affected by COVID in negative ways, being backed up in production for numerous months for lack of manpower and lack of resources. Miller’s, however, was not negatively affected as many customers have been able to have the funds to go out and purchase nicer furniture for their homes now that travel, tourism and much of the world is restricted.

Despite all of the manufacturing backlog, Norwalk is still able to have items delivered within 60 days while others have had multiple month-long waits.

“We are so thankful,” Hockenberry said.

Hockenberry and Meyer are already starting to work on orders for Christmas time and suggest that if you’re looking to buy for the holiday to consider purchasing now!

For more information, visit https://www.millersfurnituremillhall.com/

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