“My wife Nell and I moved here in 1977,” John Boyd, the owner of Island Furniture Porch Patio and Pool tells me. “And we’ve had a retail footprint in this area ever since that time.”
The duo began by working in the wholesale lamp industry, sell-ing lamps made out of seashells to furniture stores, boutiques, and lighting centers up and down the East and Gulf Coasts. Eventually they opened several retail locations along the Grand Strand. Over the years, as the times and culture changed, and thus the taste and demands of their clients, they began to sell furniture. Today their primary focus is on offering high quality outdoor furniture, including Amish pergolas, gazebos, and free-standing structures.
“We’ve been in this business in the South Strand since 1982; we’ve been at this current location since 1990; and it’s been my wife and I the entire time,” John tells me. “And during that time, we’ve reinvented ourselves and what we offer every ten years or so.”
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