Meet the Blankenship's
I was born with the entrepeneurship bug from my father from the time I could walk. In the early to mid 1970's he owned a refinishing business and that all but locked me into the love for real wood and quality. He also taught me the lost art of hard work and a never say quit mentality. In early 1990's I went to work at a Wood You Furniture store in Jacksonville while I was still finishing up college at UNF . . . I never left this industry, or the company from that day on. I eventually worked my to Operations Manager for Wood You Distributor's managing all the corporate retail stores, our distribution center. My wife, Dawn, and I opened our first store in 1998 in Bradenton, FL with a huge success and have been working our way home ever since.
In late 2011 my bride and I bought the rights to the trademarked Wood You Furniture brand. With 20+ years experience in this industry and Wood You Distributors specifically it was an opportunity we had to take a shot at. All the opportunities to rebrand this wonderful company in towns we have serviced for 20+ years was worth the money.
We look forward to doing our small part in keeping the "Real Wood Furniture Finished Your Way" motto alive and healthy. Expansion in the Southeast is a desire of mine but ultimately God and our loyal customers will determine that. However we will always focus locally first and then develop our business model beyond that as opportunities arise! Every step is with you, our consumer in mind . . . thank you to those that developed this business concept and all our 35+ years of loyal customers who are the real reason for our success!
There is no secret to building a successful brand. Offer a great value, outstanding service and a willingness to work hard to earn your trust and business. The real wood furniture industry offers the high quality with today's style people long for. The willingness to earn your business . . . well that's just what we do.
We are your neighbors and have built a strong brand that started in Jacksonville and grew throughout the Southeast. There are certainly other options in furniture at every corner but stop by our store and you will experience a knowledgeable staff that loves to assist in meeting your needs. Whole rooms or just that right piece to finish off your room . . . regardless of your need you will find us eager to dive in to assist - that's earning business! We have found over the years that the best way to grow a business is one customer at a time and at our store we pride ourselves in building those relationships that lasts as long as our furniture.
We take our consumers choice of both product and company it chooses to do business with very seriously. The ability to personalize a look on a quality all wood product is still our focus and our customer's passion. With the availability to customize a look without sacrificing quality or pay the price of the national chains, its no wonder we continue to attract new enthusiasts every day. Seen a style or color you would love to have but do not want to sacrifice all wood, personalized color or over pay for it? At Wood You Furniture you are only limited by your imagination.
Want to test our reputation? Ask your friends and family about Wood You Furniture and chances are many of them will have our furniture in their home - best form of advertisement is your positive word of mouth and we know just how to earn that - see you soon!
Meet John Spitler
John was brought into Wood you Affiliates to oversee our custom manufacturing plant and partner in the Wood You Furniture store off Beach Blvd and San Pablo.
His extensive entrpeneur experiences he brings from his previous ventures has made him a perfect fit to allow Wood You Affiliates to take that next step neccessary for us to continue a strong growth pattern both as corporate stores and Franchises. Mr Spitler has extensive knowledge in the franchising side of a business as well as a solid "can do" attitude. We are excited about his skill sets and what he brings to our team. John has been training at our Mandarin location for 6 months so he can duplicate the great atmosphere and business model we have molded in Mandarin . . . Welcome aboard John!