Member of the week: Frizzell Furniture Gallery
Frizzell Furniture Gallery is northern Minnesota’s largest furniture retailer with a current location in Walker and a second location opening in Bemidji in the fall of 2019. We are a second-generation family owned and operated furniture store and have been in business since 1992. We carry a wide variety of name brands in all price points. Some well-known furniture brands we carry are La-Z-Boy, Ashley, Flexsteel, Marshfield, Vaughan-Bassett, Barkman (Amish), and Surya to name a few! We have expanded our selection of mattresses and now carry all these name brands: Tempur-Pedic, Mattress 1St by Serta, Therapedic, Sierra Sleep by Ashley, Sealy and Sterns & Foster.
We offer FREE In Home Design Services to customers that would like one of our sales consultants to help them create a space that is functional, comfortable, personal and eye catching. Our standard delivery is within a 50-mile radius from the store, but we do deliver greater than 50 miles as well.
History & Background:
Dick Frizzell purchased the business in 1992. At the time it was a very small store that carried furniture and appliances that catered mostly to resorts. Dick employed one full-time employee and two part-time employees. By the summer of 1995 Dick was ready to be done selling appliances so he decided to replace his appliance part of the business with a larger La-Z-Boy selection. The business needed to expand, so Dick added onto the existing building starting in the fall of ’95 and finished the remodel and addition in January of ’96.
In January of ’97, Will Frizzell, Dick’s son, finished his four-year service in the United States Marine Corps and came to work for the family business. He started out as a delivery driver for approximately two years then moved on to sales consultant for two years. After that he was promoted to daily operations and continues to work as General Manager today.
Tracy Frizzell, Dick’s daughter, worked there during the summers in high school and by age 16 she was working in sales. She continued to work there during college too. After college she moved out to Portland, Oregon for four years and then moved back to Minnesota in ’05 and started working at the furniture store again. Tracy oversees the set-up of all our store displays. She is the buyer for all our accessories, lighting and rugs. She works at the store part-time and the rest of the time is at her art studio in Minneapolis.
Erica Frizzell, married to Will, started working in the family business in 2010. She started out doing data entry and then after a couple of years was promoted to Office Manager, Accounts Payable and Social Media Director, managing the store’s website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Dick employs not only three family members but has recently hired a sales manager to help at both our current Walker location as well as our new Bemidji location. We also have four sales consultants, a two-person team that manages our Customer Care Department, a warehouse manager and three delivery drivers.
We are currently hiring sales consultants for both our Walker and soon to be open Bemidji location. At the Bemidji location we are also looking to fill a warehouse manager position and delivery driver positions. Please apply on our website if you are interested: www.frizzellfurniture.com
The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Frizzell Furniture Gallery as the Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information