What began as a one-man business of laying carpet and tile has grown into the thriving company of Issis & Sons. Owner Steve Issis founded the business with his father, Odeh, and has since expanded to four locations in the metro area offering furniture, window treatments, and accessories.
Where does each location offer? We have two stores that focus on flooring and carpet. Our other two showrooms specialize in furniture. One furniture store is in Pelham on Highway 119, and the other is at the old Greenbrier Furniture location in Vestavia Hills. The Vestavia store also includes a flooring area, which makes shopping even more convenient for our customers.
Current flooring trends? Stone, tile, and hardwood with sisals and patterned rugs on top.
What furniture lines do your customers prefer? Taylor King upholstery is very popular due to the fact that it is American made and it offers a wide selection of styles and fabrics. Huntington House is also a “must-see” for our customers. And Century Furniture offers impeccable quality, selection, and a variety of price points to appeal to a wider audience. For those who like an edgier style, we offer our Issis & Sons Vanguard Furniture.
Do you have in-store designers? Besides our wide variety of flooring and furniture options, we have a staff of experienced designers who are there to assist customers in making selections. We offer in-home consultations at no charge with the purchase of materials from one of our showrooms. Having immediate access to someone with a trained eye who can evaluate a space and offer sound suggestions is something our customers value.
Why do you think Issis & Sons has been so successful? We listen to our customers and make decisions based on their feedback. Because of that, we have gone from that first 1, 000-square-foot space to four showrooms that equal about 200, 000 square feet of space. We also have a global network of design professionals who stay abreast of the latest and best trends in home design and furnishings from around the world, so we are able to provide our customers with options beyond the ordinary. In short, our customers don’t have to go to New York, London, or Paris to get the home they have always envisioned. We have the resources to bring their dreams to them right here in Birmingham.
For more information about Issis & Sons and its four showroom locations, visit issisandsons.com. To schedule an appointment with an interior designer at Issis & Sons, call 205.663.2310.