Emerald Home Furnishings continues to make strong, beautiful furniture designed with comfort and durability in mind. It is a full-line supplier to home furniture retailers throughout North America. Started in 1962 as B&D Sales by Bond and Doug Shippy, the company distributed bed frames and unfinished furniture. The company was incorporated in 1977 and continued to grow, adding a number of additional product lines. In 1986, Evan Ritchie purchased the company from his father, starting a whirlwind of growth. In 1990, Evan purchased a mattress factory, Perfect Rest Bedding, and in 1993 he added an import division known as Emerald Home Furnishings. The current product lineup includes fabric and leather upholstery, motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites, outdoor dining, and occasional seating, a complete sleep systems line of gel and innerspring mattresses, as well as entertainment, home office, occasional tables, and accent chairs.