TOM HENDRIX, HENCO FURNITURE & HOME CENTER TESTIMONIAL
This is a transcription of an audio testimonial. The question poised to PFP clients is: If another retailer called you to ask about what Planned Furniture Promotions did to assist them, what would
Tom Hendrix, Henco Furniture & Home Center
I am Tom Hendrix with Henco Incorporated in Selmer, TN. We just closed our store after 15 years in business. When I turned 80 I couldn’t believe that I was 80 years old but the clock said yes. I told my wife that I wanted between 80 and 90 to be the best years of our life and I have always known that I would write a book on my 55 years of entrepreneurship. I had this store and the children are very, very successful and they certainly didn’t want the store so I decided to close it, live the life that I felt like we ought to live between 80 and 90 and writing my book and make it successful.
So then we thought how can we go about that? I had known Tom Liddell for some time, so I called Tom and asked him to come and visit. Now that thing that was so important to me – we had developed an incredible reputation here in this store and I didn’t want to tarnish my reputation with the closing of my store and I really hammered that home to Tom but I found out he had as strong of feelings about it as I did.
I was just amazed at the talent of the people running this closeout store operation. It was fun for the people and we closed it out and it was a broom swept building at the end of the day. We went with PFP because I felt comfortable with their philosophy and it matched up with mine. I know there are good companies out there that close stores but I would certainly recommend PFP because I think there people of integrity and they certainly have the practice of closing stores successfully.