Mattresses Fuel Gallery's Success
  • Mattress Mack’s domain: This is Gallery Furniture’s flagship store in Houston.
    Gallery Furniture
  • Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale shows a display of Sealy Optimum gel beds in the Houston store.
    Gallery Furniture Jim McIngvale
  • A display notes that Vi-Spring mattresses outfitted the first class cabins on the Titanic.
    Gallery Furniture Titanic
  • Vi-Spring mattresses at the entrance to Gallery Furniture are pushed together to create a super-sized mattress.
    Gallery Furniture Vi-Spring
  • Headboards in the Tempur-Pedic section of the bedding department help give shoppers a sense of privacy.
    Gallery Furniture Tempur-Pedic
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    Gallery Furniture
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    Gallery Furniture Jim McIngvale
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    Gallery Furniture Titanic
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    Gallery Furniture Vi-Spring
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    Gallery Furniture Tempur-Pedic
  • Stylecraft $160
    Gallery Furniture
  • Port 68 $358
    Gallery Furniture Jim McIngvale
  • Thumprints $425
    Gallery Furniture Titanic
  • Couture $275
    Gallery Furniture Vi-Spring
  • Worlds Away $688
    Gallery Furniture Tempur-Pedic
 
HOUSTON - He runs one of the most dynamic furniture stores in the nation, which he backs with a homegrown elixir of relentless, clever promotions, charitable events and educational programs. Jim McIngvale, Gallery Furniture's hardworking CEO, is a legendary figure on the retail landscape. And he's got an admission to make to a visiting Furniture Today reporter: Mattresses make his furniture empire run.
 
Posted: February 13, 2013