Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 1947 by Harley F. Shuford, Sr., Century Furniture is one of the world's largest privately owned manufacturers of high-end residential furniture. Century is now in the third generation of family ownership and operation and remains committed to their grandfather's ideal, to create furniture of such impeccable quality that it brings joy not only to the people who own it, but also the craftspeople who build it.
Century is recognized in the industry as a design leader, ranked in the forefront for its expertise in finishing and the many details of fine craftsmanship. Its broad line of wood and upholstered furniture consists of bedroom, dining and occasional collections in traditional, transitional and contemporary styling. They have licensed collections with numerous high-end designers including Thomas O'Brien, Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams, Bob Timberlake, Candice Olson and Windsor Smith.
The company has an extensive casegoods facility with state-of-the-art woodworking capabilities and a sophisticated finishing operation, as well as three upholstery factories - all located in Hickory, North Carolina. Century's domestic operations have always been a vital piece of its business strategy, using the skill and flexibility of its facilities to provide personalized and timely product to its customers.
Century is certified as an EFEC company. The corporate office and each of its manufacturing facilities have been EFEC certified since 2010. In addition, Century Furniture was recognized as a Sustainable by Design company in October 2010. Both EFEC and Sustainable by Design are audited and continuous improvement recognitions, which mean the Century team is continually working towards higher and improved environmental standards.
Today Century's family consist of over 900 associates with a management team condition for growth. Continually investing in product design, customer service, technology, and its people, Century Furniture is meeting the challenges of today while planning for the opportunities of the future.