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THE ZAK’S STORY

For 48 years Zak’s Fine Furniture has been the home furnishings destination for East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and beyond. During economic booms and recessions; for the newly married starting a home, to the retired and downsizing, Zak’s has been here furnishing your homes with quality furniture at the best prices.

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED

Founded by Nile and Billie Bowman in 1969, Zak’s is now owned and managed by the second generation of the Bowman family. Son Scott is the CEO and the friendly face on the commercials, who unfailing says, “You gotta get to Zak’s!” Scott’s wife Jennifer is the finance manager and their, daughter Brooke has grown up in the Zak’s office, working part-time during school. The family atmosphere extends to the sales, office and warehouse staff, many of whom have worked for Zak’s for years. Collectively, the Zak’s employees’ knowledge of furniture construction, delivery, interior design and merchandising is impressive, assuring you the best selection of furniture along with excellent customer service.

SERVICE, QUALITY AND VALUE

With a 65,000 square foot showroom, Zak’s offers trusted manufacturers like Hancock & Moore, King Hickory, Flexsteel, Laz-Boy, Southern Motion, Catnapper, Vaughn-Bassett, A.R.T., Liberty, Magnolia Home and more. There are styles and brands in our showroom that can’t be found anywhere else in the Tri-Cities. The merchandising staff at Zak’s works tirelessly to show these furniture groups to their best advantage with fashionable colors, lamps, artwork and small accessories, giving you decorating ideas you can easily translate to your home.

If you want to dramatically reduce your shopping commute, check out Zak’s selection of furniture on this website. Don’t see a price or want to know availability? Send us an email inquiry and you can pre-shop, place an order or ask our specialists to compare brands before you come into the store. Our selection is great but we also encourage special orders. Our design consultants can assist you with fabrics, color schemes and design choices to make your home, no matter how grand or humble, an attractive and comfortable sanctuary. Zak’s design center provides swatches and catalog after catalog of merchandise, ranging from kid’s rooms to family rooms. In-home design service is also available.

THE SLEEP SHOP AT ZAK’S & WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE CENTER

Comfort, solid construction and affordability are the hallmarks of bedding at The Sleep Shop at Zak’s which includes brands, Sterns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Restonic and Serta. We invite you to take your time to stretch out and enjoy the process of shopping for just the right mattress set for a great night’s sleep. There’s a reason The Sleep Shop at Zak’s has been voted the number one mattress store in the Johnson City, nine years in a row! If finding good furniture at a bargain price is your goal, you won’t find a better shopping experience than Zak’s Warehouse Clearance Center. Just below the main showroom, the Clearance Center features one-of-a-kind and discontinued styles of bedding, reclining, stationary, accent pieces and accessories and incredible prices. With constantly changing inventory, you need to visit the Clearance Center frequently because it’s all priced to move quickly. Whatever your taste in décor, whether you like rustic, farmhouse, transitional or eclectic, at Zak’s Fine Furniture, Zak’s Warehouse Clearance Center and The Sleep Shop at Zak’s, you’re sure to find home furnishings you love at an affordable price. Remember, “You gotta get to Zak’s”—Often!

Meet the Team!

Merra

Merra has owned several businesses, including an antique furniture boutique. She has great respect for designs from the past and especially loves pairing them with new furniture styles in an eclectic mix. Recently Merra became the proud owner of a Rachel Ray crushed velvet sofa.

Nancy is a licensed interior designer with many years’ experience selecting upholstery, textiles and furniture for businesses and homes. An avid painter, Nancy has an innate sense of style and color as well as extensive knowledge of furniture brands. A member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Nancy also holds a NCIDQ certificate.

Nancy
Kari H.

Kari Undoubtedly one of the most energetic and enthusiastic sales consultants at Zak’s, Kari directs how furniture groups go together and sees that the sales floor is a coordinated and appealing reflection of our offerings. A professional interior designer, Kari is also known for skillfully assisting customers with special orders.

Angela

Angela is one of Zak’s veteran sales professionals. She is known for exemplary customer service and her love for style, color and texture, is exceeded only by her love for helping people. As well as selling furniture, Angela is experienced in retail sales in fashion and cosmetics.

Zerina is new to furniture sales. Her experience in banking and property management are assets she brings to the Zak’s sales consultants. Her family have been European furniture craftsmen for generations. Zerina’s favorite style is boho.

Zerrina
Marsha

Marsha’s background includes marketing, advertising and feature writing. She calls her interior design her “first love.” In addition to assisting customers and helping with photo styling, she enjoys the writing copy and assisting with Zak's digital marketing.

Rick is a seasoned salesperson with a specialty in bedding and mattresses. As a avid history buff, Rick brings a detail orientation to his work with customers, advising them on construction and the background of furniture companies.

Rick
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