For Gene and Dorothy Miller, their dream was to own their own business, stop working for other people, and provide an excellent product for the general public and great service to go along with it.
Dorothy had been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, and husband Gene labored as a machinist and machinist supervisor for nearly 20 years when their dream finally became a reality.
On August 13, 1975, the doors to Arnold Furniture first opened. The building offered only some 1600 square feet of floor space and the showroom display consisted only of 4 living room sets, 2 bedroom sets, 1 dining room and 2 dinette sets.
Within 6 months, thanks to public reaction, Arnold Furniture expanded. Showroom space more than doubled to 4000 square feet. Within another 2 years, another nearby building became available and the showroom expanded to 25,000 square feet with four, great floors of furniture.
The store wasn't the only thing expanding. Gene and Dorothy's son and daughter, Michael and Lori, joined the business and greatly expanded their sales of quality furniture.
Arnold Furniture has been serving the Allegheny-Kiski Valley for the last 38 years. To say the least, they're very excited about the next 38 years.....