Michael Fiacco, President of Bennington Furniture and America First Mattress & More takes a break from work in one of the many room settings at his new store in Mark Plaza, Queensbury. Bennington Furniture offers a wide array of top-quality American brands at discounted prices — with full-service home decorating advice available.
Photo by Thom Randall.
QUEENSBURY A furniture chain that offers top-quality home furnishings at discount prices has recently arrived at Mark Plaza on Quaker Rd. in Queensbury.
Bennington Furniture, a six-store chain based in Bennington Vt., has moved into the building formerly occupied by Dream House Furniture.
Bennington Furniture president Michael Fiacco said that his chain’s success is based on offering high-grade American made furniture at prices comparable to imports.
Fiacco’s related retail outlet, America First Mattress & More, operates adjacent to Bennington Furniture, providing a wide range of mattresses. Fiacco pledges that they have the lowest prices available anywhere.
Fiacco sounded modest this week while talking about his chain of six stores, but his family’s approach to business has caused their enterprises to flourish. Since its founding at a single store in 1986, Bennington Furniture has surpassed all competition to become Vermont’s largest full-service furniture, mattress and interior design store.
Fiacco said he takes pride in offering furniture with distinctive style. Whether it’s traditional or contemporary, rustic or art deco, the pieces are chosen by Bennington’s buyers for their eye appeal, function and durability, representing dozens of major brands.
He said that in Vermont where he and his family have five other stores, they’re renowned for offering fine furnishings for at least 10 to 20 percent lower prices than elsewhere — yet offering award-winning design services.
“We have everything for the home,” Fiacco said. “You name it, we have it.”
Bennington has professional interior designers on staff ready to help families plan their furnishings and color schemes to enhance any lifestyle, Fiacco said.
Fiacco notes that many of the items he has in stock can be ordered in a wide array of fabrics, colors and designs, so furniture reflects clients’ tastes and decorating scheme.
“We want to sell you what’s right for your home and your lifestyle, not just what’s on our floor,” he said, adding that Bennington Furniture also handles custom window treatments at discount prices.