Badcock Home Furnishings began in 1904 when Henry Stanhope Badcock, an immigrant from England, started his first store in Mulberry Florida.
In 1920, Wogan, Henry's son, bought the Mulberry store from his father. Business grew and prospered until 1928 with the land boom/bust. The depression hit Badcock Furniture, along with other businesses throughout the country. In the depression years, it was very difficult to sell the merchandise Wogan had on hand. It was during this time that he developed the concept of the Dealer operation. He initially put merchandise on consignment in various types of stores throughout central Florida and agreed to share the proceeds if and when the merchandise was sold. He also began selling merchandise through route salesmen who used small trucks to travel designated routes to sell to customers on credit, collecting on installment accounts from those customers.
Over a period of time, the salesman's routes along with the consignment of merchandise to other stores developed into the establishment of home furnishing centers to receive and sell only merchandise consigned from the W.S. Badcock Corporation. The Dealers were able to finance their accounts with support from the corporation. The principal of granting credit to customers was relatively unique at that time and was really the forerunner of the way most merchandise transactions are conducted today.
Badcock is one of the largest privately-owned home furniture retailers in the country. We're proud to say that we've been serving the community and providing employment opportunities for more than a century. There are currently more than 315 Badcock stores in eight states, and our headquarters in Mulberry, Florida, employs more than 1,200 people.
We are always looking for smart and talented people to join our team. Whether you are a seasoned professional or you're just embarking on a new career path, our job opportunities offer growth, advancement and competitive pay and benefits. If you've got the drive, we'd love for you to be part of our family.
Contact UsW.S. Badcock Corporation
P.O. Box 497
Mulberry, FL 33860