Hudson’s Discount Furniture has been in business since 1917 when my grandfather Jones Ednie Hudson opened a general merchandise store in Connelly Springs NC where he also worked for the railroad as a telegraph operator. When my Dad, Jones Ed Hudson(Ed Jr.) returned from service in WWII and finished Davidson College he helped my granddad with his business. In 1952 they bought a building in nearby downtown Hickory, NC to set up a furniture and appliance store. My Mom and Dad shortly thereafter moved to Hickory where we have been since. In 1957 Dad incorporated the business as J.E. Hudson Furniture Inc. We are still family owned and operated by Jones Edney Hudson III.
“Our goal is to sell to our customers as cheap as possible and still stay in business!”
J.E. Hudson & Co.
1917 Jones Ednie HUDSON opened a General Merchandise store in Connelly Springs, NC
1918 Cecil Fred HUDSON became a full partner in the company.
1950 C. Fred and J. Ednie divided the store and the result was two stores: C. Fred and Son and J.E. Hudson & Co.
1952 A branch store devoted exclusively to furniture and appliances opened at 302 1st Avenue NW in Hickory by J.E. Hudson & Company
1957 Incorporated the Connelly Springs store as H.L. Hudson Furniture Inc. and the Hickory store as J.E. Hudson Furniture Inc.
1967 A stock swap resulted in the Hickory store owned entirely by Jones Ed Hudson Jr. and the Connelly Springs store by Harry Lindy Hudson.
1970 The Hickory real estate was sold to the Hickory Redevelopment Commission as part of the Urban Renewal plan. On December 1st 1970 , J.E. Hudson Furniture Inc. purchased all outstanding stock in Deal’s Furniture Store Inc. and relocated to 940 Highland Avenue NE in Hickory. The trade name of Hudson/Deal Furniture was used.
1979 Sold entire stock of merchandise at half-price and restocked with name-brand furniture. We went into local as well as nationwide sales at deep discount prices. The trade name was changed to HUDSON’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE.
2004 Sold the entire stock of merchandise to the public and closed the 940 Highland Avenue NE location and moved the entire operation across the street to our 939 Highland Avenue NE location. Began stocking inventory mostly with discontinued, closeout and factory seconds where we continue today as HUDSON’S DISCOUNT FURNITURE – in our 92nd year.
2010(December) Discontinued all furniture closeout stock – warehousing IMPERIAL BEDDING exclusively with deep discounts with immediate availability
2012(January) Began Stocking Discontinued/Closeout furniture with a focus on Beds cheap but mostly only case goods.
2016 OUR 99TH YEAR IN BUSINESS 3RD GENERATION
2017 OUR 100TH YEAR IN BUSINESS