The Full Story
A small, family-owned and -operated business since 1912, Slater's originated in Fresno, California. It was founded by Louis Slater, who came to America in 1905. After World War II ended, one of his sons, Matt Slater, returned to the state and opened a Merced location in 1946.
During the war effort, people had gone without such commodities as nylons, refrigerators, tires and other goods for years. As soon as consumer manufacturing returned people were more than ready to buy. Shortly after the Merced store opened, Matt Slater would arrive at work in the mornings to find a Slater's delivery truck, loaded with merchandise, waiting behind the store. People were lined up at the front door wanting to know what had come in, so they could purchase it. Business was fabulous.
In 1953. Slater's 15,000-square-foot, premier-quality Modesto showroom opened at 16th and J streets. Today, our longstanding tradition of excellence continues, as clients from near and far enjoy our first-class merchandise, friendly staff and sterling reputation among manufacturers and clients. Visit us soon and feast your eyes on our lavishly decorated vignettes displaying top-of-the line furnishings for every room in your home.
At Slater's Home Furnishings, our mission is to provide the Central Valley with the largest selection of fine furnishings. We strive to offer our customers an exceptional buying experience, from the moment they walk in our door to the delivery of their purchase. Our team is dedicated to delivering unsurpassed service and quality, making sure that each customer has a positive and memorable experience. We are passionate about helping our customers find the perfect piece of furniture for their home, and look forward to helping you create the space of your dreams.
At Slater's Home Furnishings, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to furnishing your home. That is why we offer custom options to ensure that you have exactly the look and feel you desire. We have thousands of fabrics and leather, styles, and finishes to choose from, and experienced designers to guide you through the process from start to finish. With our custom options, you can craft a look uniquely tailored to your desires and lifestyle. And once you've made your selection, our delivery team ensures each piece is delivered in immaculate condition and placed appropriately. Visit us today and see why Slater's Home Furnishings is the best choice for custom home furnishings.