Pierce Furniture began operations in 1993 under the name Warehouse Furniture. Duane Pierce, the founder, spent his entire professional life in the furniture industry prior to opening the companies first retail store on Butternut street in Abilene Texas. He saw a need in the Abilene market for a true discount furniture store. He used his many years of experience to put together a store that offered products that people needed at affordable prices. The original slogan that is still used today is "We will Save You Money". The small company enjoyed remarkable success over the first few years selling out of a store with less that 5000 square feet of retail floor space. Duane and his son Joe built the business from this one store to multiple stores in the Abilene area. Then began expanding into other West Texas communities. As the company grew the name was changed to Gallery Warehouse to reflect the stores larger and more diverse selection. As a part of the expansion over the years Pierce Furniture purchased existing stores. Many times the original owners and staff would continue to work for Pierce furniture while adopting the Pierce furniture model of low prices on quality furniture with friendly hometown service. Some the stores have kept their original names that are well recognized in each of their communities. Today Pierce Furniture operates 11 Furniture and Mattress stores in Texas and New Mexico under the names......Gallery Warehouse Furniture, The House of Furniture, Allan's Furniture Gallery, and Mattress Solution.