Adam’s Quality Used Furniture opens in Linton
Adam and his wife, Carolyn, moved from Florida to Linton in August of 2005. They chose to move to North Dakota as their son was living in Williston working on the rigs and their daughter was living in Alberta, Canada.
“We wanted to be closer to our kids and grandchildren so we could spend more time with them,” Carolyn said.
Their daughter, Pamela, married to Tim Wozney, and their five children, continue to live in Alberta. Their son Blaine, along with his wife, Tawnia, and their four children, now live in Polson, Mont.
Adam and Carolyn were born and raised in Connecticut. They purchased their first home in Danbury, Conn., in 1968.After living in Danbury for about five years, they sold their home and moved to Windham, Conn.
Adam was a driver for “This End Up Furniture” in Windham, and in 1985, he was promoted to distribution center manager for the company’s store in Florida. After a change in management at the distribution center in 2000, Adam opened his own furniture store.
“I loved having my own furniture store as I love furniture, and I love being around people,” Adam said.
At his furniture store in Florida, which was four times the space he has in his store in Linton, Adam carried new and used furniture, collectibles, gift items and a variety of accessories for home use.
“I had a lot of fun with it,” Adam said.
“He has always had an interest in buying and selling furniture,” Carolyn said. “It is something he really enjoys doing.”
Carolyn keeps busy herself, and prior to moving to Linton, she was a bookkeeper for 25 years at Stoler’s Inc., a department store in Connecticut. While in Florida, she was a housewife and mother and helped out in the furniture store.
She said she will “pop in and out” of Adam’s store in Linton, as she is employed at the Linton Senior Center in the kitchen helping with the Meals on Wheels Program.
Adam had been selling some of his items at the parking lot near the former Cabin Creek in Linton, and at Wednesday flea markets. After hauling furniture off and on trailers, he decided to find his own area and is renting space from Ron Job.
“I already received three phone calls just today asking what I have on hand right now,” Adam said. “I think it is going to do well.”
Presently at Adam’s Quality Used Furniture, shoppers will find living and dining room sets, recliners, full-size beds with like-new mattresses, cabinets, entertainment centers, antique furniture and framed pictures.
“I get furniture from everywhere through phone calls from local people and as far as Bismarck,”Adam said. “But I only buy good quality items, no junk.”
Adam encourages people to stop in and appreciates when customers know what they want.
“If I do not have the item you are looking for, I will certainly do my best in finding it for you,” he added.
Adam’s Quality Used Furniture’s opening day will be Fri., March 1. They invite everyone to take a peek in their store and enjoy some coffee and cookies. Their regular business hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed during noon hour. They also offer appointments by calling 701-321-2864 or 701-254-4443.