Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Halloween!

Just a few super spooky shots from our most festive employees! Look through them at length...if you dare...

The mythical unicorn (Lori) in the nefarious clutches of a roving Luchadore (Adam). Below, our resident G-Man (Luke) communicates with his trusty wrestling horse, Dexter.

This year, Kona went as chagrined.

You know, it turns out witches (Catharine), luchadores, the fuzz, small horses, unicorns, and embarrassed dogs really can get along! More pictorial goodness, below. Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Team Building Bowling Outing

We at are very competitive. As you can clearly see.
We want to be the best at everything. Customer satisfaction, web presence, and bowling.
Take our Customer service guru Adam.

He doesn't mess around. He'll get your delivery scheduled and put you in a whirlwind with his efficiency and freindliness. But it doesn't end there. His 7-10 split is awe inspiring.
And Mark, well, he's... such a great person.

I can't even fluff up his gutterball-every-time scores. It would wreck my moral compass and throw off my sales mojo. Sorry Mark. Nice bowling ball baby you got there. He is a master Google SketchUp-er and resident marketing whiz though. Did I mention brilliant writer and keen wit? Bowling just isn't his strong suit.
And then there's me. Yes, I use a pink kids ball that weighs 9 pounds. But don't let that fool you. I can't tell you how many bowling leagues I've had to turn down. And I'll sell you that ball. You may not need a bowling ball but it would make a great holiday gift. Tis the season soon enough.

I love animals, and turkeys are no different. 3 strikes in a row is par for the course.
If you're not intimidated by now, you're probably smarter than the average person. We're terrible at bowling. But we love hanging out together and are truly like a family. "I coulda used a little more cowbell." Go team!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dr. Wood

Kartell Pop Chair
Where I get my style from -MW

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stressless Customer Service

A letter we received from one of our customers praising our own Natalie Bigger.

Hi Natalie,

I just wanted to thank you for all of your help, and patience in answering my questions. The Ekornes furniture arrived yesterday and we love it! You provide great service and I am glad I chose Smartfurniture from all the options out there. Truly, your responsiveness and friendliness in answering all my initial questions made all the difference - I was a bit reluctant to make such a large purchase from afar, but have no regrets. Am lounging in my Stressless chair as I type this....

We love our customers!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Leo, Chillin'

Leo in the Cognita Bench
Leo, proud owner of a new Cognita Bench.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Smart Furniture Goes Rafting

Hey everyone!

We just got back from an awesome trip to the Middle Ocoee River. There was rafting, a cabin, great food, and a lot of fun with our Smart Furniture family.

(You may be asking yourselves why the company decided to take us rafting over the weekend - because we’re worth it.)

The trip started Friday after work. The hour-long drive was capped off by a trip to the grocery store:
 Where Matt, Rico, and James got to load up on meat, potatoes, and of course, Idaho Spuds.
 The cabin itself was pretty amazing. Three stories, with a wraparound porch giving us panoramic views of the Tennessee hills, and it came with a hot tub, a creek out back, pool and poker tables, and even a hammock (Andrew got the “privilege” of sleeping outside the first night!).
That night we grilled, swam and talked to the wee hours. But the best was yet to come; whitewater rafting in one of the most popular stretches of water in America: The Middle Ocoee River.

Okay, I’ll admit it; I was pretty scared at first. I’ve rafted once before, and it was pretty harrowing. But this time we got a fantastic guide (Justus) who’d been down the river more than 3,000 times. Needless to say, he knew what he was doing. The trip itself lasted about two hours, and it was really thrilling. Every rapid, bump and splash was just enough to get the adrenaline pumping, but never enough to be really scary. Confession: I’m definitely going to go back. They should have put a warning label on the side of the boat, “Warning: Whitewater Rafting May Become Addicting.”

Basically, it was awesome, and I can’t recommend it enough. Rafting down the same stretch of river that hosted the whitewater events of the 1996 Olympics? How can it get better than that?

So we got a great ride, grilled to our hearts content, slept in a huge, tricked-out cabin; yeah, I’d say it was a pretty great weekend.