About La-Z-Boy Southeast
“We believe in passionately creating customers for life, one exceptional experience at a time.”
La-Z-Boy Southeast, a family-owned company founded in 1976, independently owns and operates eight La-Z-Boy locations in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The most respected and recognized brand name in the furniture industry is La-Z-Boy. This is why we are honored to offer the largest selection of quality home furnishings in the Southeastern USA.
At our furniture galleries, you can find our best-selling:
- Reclining Sofas
- Sleep Sofas
- Stationary Sofas
- Decorative Accent Chairs
- Pillows, Rugs, and Accessories
We also offer hundreds of fabric and leather choices for custom-made furniture.
Also, we’re proud to offer our customers access to a certified and degreed interior designer for free.
Working with a La-Z-Boy Interior Designer makes the experience of furnishing your home as comfortable as possible.
Rewards & Acknowledgements
Our family-owned company is often recognized by La-Z-Boy, Inc. for its successes and has been awarded the following:
- Retail Partner of the Year
- Ronald McDonald House Charity Partner of the Year
- La-Z-Boy Top Ten Store in the Nation
Also, our interior design and sales staff are frequently commended by La-Z-Boy, Inc. for their talents and achievements.
About La-Z-Boy Southeast
In 1927, R. Byron Brown, Jr. was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi during the Great Depression.
Byron followed his father across the south who worked in various sawmills. The family moved where the work was and such was the initiation for Byron. He learned first-hand how to keep his eyes on the horizon and capitalize upon a rising tide.
Though he faced struggles of poverty and hunger, his life was an amazing journey.
Byron ushered in a new and improved life for his family with his commitment to:
- Hard work
- A positive mindset
- A deep-seated faith
- A desire for betterment
- The ability to embrace change
In 1944, Byron was blessed to attend Clemson College with a small inheritance his mother received.
While at Clemson, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II.
After World War II
After the war, Byron was honorably discharged and returned to Clemson. He credits the genius and generosity of the G.I. Bill for allowing him to finish his formal education.
While working in an Indiana sawmill, Byron met a University of Michigan forestry graduate. He encouraged Byron to change his major from Civil Engineering at Clemson to Wood Technology at the University of Michigan. This decision forever altered the course of his future.
In 1950, Byron’s degree helped him earn a job with Williams Furniture in Sumter, SC.
While living in Sumter, Byron met and married, the love of his life, Martha Eleanor Ryan.
With the help of his wife, Byron was the founder and CEO of two successful businesses.
First, he opened the first Ethan Allen Furniture Gallery in Columbia, SC. He served clients in the Midlands for more than 20 years. Eventually, expanding the business by opening a second location in Augusta, GA.
Dedicated to the Glory of God
In 1975, R. Byron Brown, Jr. founded La-Z-Boy Southeast when he opened a La-Z-Boy Showcase Shoppe in Columbia, SC.
He established this business and gifted it to his children who have grown the business to eight locations across the Southeastern United States.
Most importantly, Byron and Martha dedicated both businesses to the glory of God, asking Him to bless their work.
Today, the La-Z-Boy Southeast family continues to carry on this faithful offering.