Naylor’s brings family to furniture

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Naylor’s features over an acre of furniture under one roof.

Naylor’s features over an acre of furniture under one roof.

Naylor’s Furniture has been going strong for 69 years.

In 1948, with no prior furniture retail experience, Bradford and Grace Naylor purchased an established furniture business in Batavia. The previous owner trained the Naylors for about three months before leaving.

The furniture store was operated in a small, rented building on Main Street, the appliances were across the street about a half block down and the family resided in the living quarters above the appliance store. There was also an old barn to store old furniture and other merchandise that would often be take in trade.

By 1950 the family of six had outgrown it all and they moved the family business to Lynchburg. As sales increased, they expanded to a large cannery building in Lynchburg. They expanded to Wilmington in 1960, and in 1964 everything was moved to the Wilmington store, which was on four acres of land on Route 22 & 3. On that land, they built a 25,000 square-foot store.

Many customers share their memories of buying furniture at Naylor’s. One popular early promotion was the “House Full of Furniture” for $695 — including stove, refrigerator and dinette, a sofa and chair, coffee table, two end tables and two lamps, and a bed, dresser, chest of drawers, mattress and box springs. Some customers are still using that furniture!

The family continued to expand the business, and in 1972 built a 20,000 square-foot addition.

Through the years, Naylor’s Furniture has not only been blessed to remain a family business; the business also feels like family with their longtime, experienced staff.

Naylor’s has a long history steeped in tradition and traditional values, but they also pride themselves in keeping up with current trends and offerings.

The store, located at 2291 Route 22 & 3 in Wilmington, has “Over an Acre of Furniture Under One Roof!” with “Always Low Prices and FREE Delivery.”

Naylor’s has everything you need in the latest styles in many categories including: Living Room; Reclining Furniture; Bedroom; Dining Room; Home Office; Home Decor; a Mattress Shop; and more! And they feature the best brands including, to name a few, Serta, Vaughan-Bassett, Catnapper, Jackson, Riverside, and Best Home Furnishings.

Naylor’s makes shopping easy with flexible financing options customized for you. They also offer the Naylor’s Furniture Preferred Customer Club for savings, discounts and special sales just for club members.

And they even pay the sales tax for veterans and senior citizens.

For more information, call Naylor’s Furniture at 937-382-3373 or visis

Naylor’s features over an acre of furniture under one roof.’s features over an acre of furniture under one roof.

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