In January of 1990, Ron Bailey, along with his parents, Ruth and Coy, started a small used furniture store, A-1 Discount Furniture, on Tudor Road. Nine months later, they moved into the old Anchorage Roller Rink at Arctic and Benson, where they began selling new furniture. This new store was 20,000 square feet, and their selection grew.
In July of 1993, A-1 Discount Furniture became Bailey’s Furniture; a new partner, Mike Bailey, was added, along with a new store in Wasilla. 1993 was also the year of their first television commercial, debuting 7-year-old Buddy Bailey.
In September of 2005, the Anchorage Superstore was opened. It is the largest furniture store in Alaska, providing customers with a greater variety of options from which to choose, as well as featuring a few surprises; it has the largest indoor waterfall in Alaska, a play area for children, complimentary gourmet coffee, pleasant music, and a warm, welcoming family atmosphere.
By 2008, Bailey’s Furniture was urged by the Fairbanks community to bring a store to their area. The perfect location was found: the old “Tip Top Chevrolet” building on Cushman Street. After renovating, the doors were opened and Buddy’s Price is now shared with the interior communities.
Bailey’s Furniture is a pillar of the community, working with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, the Boys & Girls Club, the First Samoan Body of Christ Church, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Hospice of Anchorage—just to name a few.
In 2021, the Palmer location received Mat-Su Valley’s Frontiersman’s Best of the Valley award. For over 17 years in a row, Bailey’s Furniture has been awarded the Anchorage Daily News’s Best Furniture Store in Alaska award, and in 2021 received the Furniture Industry Leadership award from national publication Furniture Today.
Come visit Alaska’s favorite furniture store today, existing in four cities across the state and employing over 150 Alaskans. The Anchorage Superstore is located at the corner of C Street and International Airport Road, providing convenient access for out-of-town guests, plus plenty of free parking.