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A spotlight on Badcock Furniture

Badcock Furniture located at 304 Ivanhoe Rd, Walterboro was purchased in March of 2015 by Sonny and Chasidy Lawson. The store has been thriving ever since. In the first fiscal year, the store was awarded #39 out of over 250 dealer stores based on performance. In the early 1990’s Sonny Lawson began working for Todd Land in the same location the store is now. He trained to become a manager and began managing the Badcock store in Hampton, SC. After a few years, Lawson was interviewed by the Badcock corporate offices and attended training to become a dealer. In 1995, Sonny purchased the Conway store. After many years of traveling back and forth to work, he purchased a building in Ridgeland and built a new store from the ground up. In 2001, Lawson sold the Conway store. In 2008, Sonny married his now business partner Chasidy. She had just graduated college with an Associates Degree in Accounting. She worked for Don Holmes for a year and then left to become Sonny’s office manager for the store in Ridgeland. “By the end of our first fiscal year together, we were awarded #137 out of over 250 dealer store based on performance,” Chasidy said.
In March of 2015, Sonny and Chasidy purchased the Walterboro store from WS Badcock Corporation. “I manage both locations with the help of two incredible assistant managers and a very self-sufficient staff, “ said Chasidy. Selena Shider is the assistant manager of the Walterboro location with 9 years of experience. Walterboro sales associate April Robinson has been working at the Walterboro store for 4 years along with, Jessica Maness (2 years) and Mandi Seigler who recently joined the team. The assistant manager in the Ridgeland location is Titus Spence who has been there for 3 years. Sales associates in that location are Kristin Robinson and Kimberly Broach. Lawson said she could not leave out her warehouse manager Larry Allen who has been working for their store for 22 years. Also working in the warehouse is Tray Dempsey and Ernest Burgess. Jackson Hiers works as a maintenance employee.
Sonny and Chasidy also own a restaurant in Jordan, Montana, and travel once a month to oversee the affairs at this location. “Without the help of our amazing staff, there is no way we could do all that we do. We owe so much to our dedicated employees.” Chasidy concluded.

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