“Two brothers who grew up in rural Alberta team up with the most recognized brand in the home furnishings industry.” Not really a headline Tim, Gerald or Gerald’s wife Carla would have expected to be written. In 1981, Tim packed all his worldly belongings into his car and drove to the Lower Mainland to become partners with older brother Don in a small independent furniture store located in Langley B.C. In 1989 Gerald made his way to the Lower Mainland to take a summer job with Tim working in his warehouse (and he forgot to leave). Tim and Gerald continued to work together for ten years at Miller’s Fine Furniture building that brand into one of the most respected furniture retailers in BC. After 10 years of working together, the brothers finally came to the conclusion that they worked pretty well together. That fact alone made both their mom and dad very happy (Tim and Gerald fought a lot growing up!).
That brings us to La-Z-Boy. As the brothers looked for opportunities to become business partners, their friends in the business kept telling them about the success of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. A few phone calls later and a meeting with the local rep led to Tim and Gerald boarding a plane for Michigan to visit the world headquarters for La-Z-Boy to learn about the program and for La-Z-Boy to interview the brothers. A relationship was formed and in December of 2000 Tim and Gerald opened their first La-Z-Boy store in Richmond, BC. The partnership between the Miller’s and La-Z-Boy has grown and flourished since then. Tim and Gerald are very proud of the brand, the values it stands for and look forward to many more years of bringing comfort to the homes of our customers.
We are an independently owned and operated franchise. Owned by brothers who live, work and shop in the Lower Mainland. That allows us to have the support of a big brand but operate our local stores as a family run business.