The Mississippi Link Newswire
Robert and Val’Dicia Bennett were married July 25, 2015 and on April 18, of this year they acquired Badcock & More Home Furniture Store located at 21 Hardy Court in Gulfport.
Now they are looking forward to their grand reopening which will take place Oct.13-16. Robert has done everything with furniture since 1998 from building it, repairing it and selling it. He actually started with Badcock in 2011 as a sales associate. His character and performance were able to attract people in retail operations and within months he was promoted to management.
He has been a manager at five different locations, three of which turned out to be in the top 10 of their corporate stores. Val’Dicia, known by many as ‘Val’ has worked in her parent’s window treatment business, BLINDSINAHURRY, since she was 12 years old. She even continued working in the family business while in college at Mississippi State University, still graduating with honors.
She said she has been in entrepreneurship her entire life and was a member of the Entrepreneurship Club at MSU. Val has published a children’s memory journal called “First Time I Ever…” Her journal lists first time events from the age range of 0-12. Robert and Val say they look forward to letting customers know that the store is under new management, and they are back and better than ever. T
he couple is inviting the public to attend their reopening tent sale where they will offer up to 50 percent off one-of-a-kind and discontinued items. Gregory Buckles, father of Val and CEO of BLINDSINAHURRY, said his daughter plans to open a kiosk of the window treatment business within the furniture store, something he said has never been done.
“I am very proud of Val and Robert for being franchise owners,” he said.