Great Lakes Furnishings was founded in 2018 following the opening of our Lowell, MI store. My husband and I saw a need in the lakeshore area for quality and affordable furnishings and home decor. Following in the footsteps of it’s sister store, Mi Hometown Furnishings, Great Lakes needed to be more than just an average furniture store so we incorporated more styles to suit all tastes and budgets into the product mix. Our goal was to create spaces that inspired customers and made them feel ‘at home’ while also making redecorating their homes affordable.
Our business was formed by a desire to bring two passions together….family and work. Ken and I felt a strong pull to bring his love of business and my love of creating a beautiful, comfortable living space together. In fall of 2016 we set out to do just that. Freshly married we had just moved into our newly renovated home. During the renovations I discovered a passion for home decorating that I didn’t know I had and it quickly became a therapeutic, creative outlet for me. Ken already owned two furniture stores so the idea of an affordable furniture store that met the needs of both style and comfort became something we dreamed of having one day.
One day came sooner than we thought and before we knew it I was quitting my corporate job and opening Mi Hometown Furnishings in the heart of our hometown of Lowell, MI. Shortly following that we opened a sister store along the Lakeshore in Muskegon, MI.
We have chosen to work with brands that we feel offer superior quality and value - things we are proud to have in our own home. We would love for you to come in, grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up to see the Great Lakes difference. Style, comfort and affordability is our business and we are here to stay!
Mission: "It is our mission to serve our community by helping our guests understand how to use home furnishings products to enhance the beauty and comfort of their homes and the quality of their lives. We will provide fair value to our customers, and will represent our suppliers with integrity at all times. We will strive to provide a high-quality workplace where our employees can prosper and achieve their quality of life goals."