History of Earl’s
Earl’s Furniture first opened for business in the summer of 1957 as a furniture and appliance retail store, with just under 2,400 square feet of showroom and warehouse space. Owner-operator Earl Chiasson, Sr. started the business with himself as the sole employee. Over the past half century, the store has been expanded several times to its present 18,000 square feet of showroom and 13,000 square feet of warehouse capacity. Today Earl’s has twelve full and part-time employees working hard to bring south Louisiana quality furniture at a fair price with service before, during, and long after the sale.
In 1980, Mr. Earl, as his customers and employees affectionately refer to him, purchased Flo’s Baby Lane, his cousin’s handmade baby clothes shop, and moved it from across the highway into a corner of the original furniture showroom as Earl’s Baby Land. His daughter Diane Monteleone managed the Baby Land for several years and it is now owned and operated by his daughters Janet Dubois and Beth Trahan.
Upon the passing of Mr. Earl, Sr. in 2006, his son Earl Jr. and daughter Janet Dubois have taken over daily operations. Both have decades of experience in the venture their father began long ago, and each carries on the legacy of personal small town service he taught them and so many patrons have come to appreciate. The tradition continues in this true family business with grandson Andrew Dubois. Other staff members are: Barry Hebert, Jude Broussard, Raleigh Bourque, and Charles Allen.
Why You Should Shop With Us
Shopping at Earl’s is a no pressure experience with our non-commissioned sales staff who are experienced with assisting customers finding just the right pieces for any style or budget.
Selections include dining, bedroom, upholstery, recliners, lift-chairs, desks, bookcases, curios, media centers, accent pieces, rugs, artwork, lamps, and bedding – something for nearly every room of your home. And if you can’t find something in stock, we can place custom orders for you from a selection of thousands of products from our 50 plus suppliers. Choices for custom upholstery include hundreds of fabrics and leather selections.
Our service commitment continues through the receiving and delivery phase as every piece is thoroughly inspected upon arrival for defects and fully assembled for you. And if something isn’t quite right, or if you encounter problems after delivery, Earl’s has an on-site repair facility to handle most any issue, even beyond the warranty period. One would be hard pressed for instance, to find a retail furniture dealer in this day and age that will repair a ten year old recliner. And if the product is in warranty, you’ll never be left out in the cold having to secure a claim on your own. Earl’s handles all warranty claims with the manufacturer for you.