About Root's Hometown Furniture and Appliances, inc.
Why Shop with Root's Hometown Furniture and Appliances, inc.?
Rick Root started Root's Hometown Furniture and Appliances in 1999 after receiving a Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University in 1970, serving in the U.S. Army as a chaplain's assistant during the Vietnam War, and then working 30 years for Occidental Petroleum Corporation as an executive in Human Resources. Always wanting to work with people, the furniture and appliance business was a perfect fit.
His son Rick Root Jr. (Ricky), joined the business in 2005 as appliance service technician after receiving a certificate from Kings Appliance Repair in Gainsville, Texas. Rick Jr. attended Oklahoma Central Technology School of Robotics and then Oklahoma State University Okmulgee majoring in Electronics. He was later a mechanical journeyman in the sheet metal trade after receiving a certificate from the sheet metal apprenticeship for heat and air. He brought a lot of business and technical expertise to the company. Rick Jr. is now the owner and President of the company.
Rick Jr.'s wife, Jamie, joined the company in 2012. She is the Assistant Store Manager/co-owner. She helped open up the Atwoods store in Cushing and helped open up several locations with Dollar General. She brings many years of sales experience to the company and enjoys working with the customers. She will work with you to make sure you receive the service you deserve and will help you find the furniture and appliance that you want.
Chris Root currently works as the Credit Manager at the Cushing store. He has worked part-time for the company many years. He has an accounting background and has worked for several large petroleum companies in the past.
In September, 2012, Rick Jr.'s son, Jordan Root joined the company as a service technician at the now closed Bristow store. Jordan completed the Penn Foster Appliance Repair course and became a certified appliance repair technician in January 2015. Jordan joined the Cushing store in 2017.
Rebekah Rogers has an accounting certificate from Central Vo-Tech. She is now the Office Manager at the Cushing location.
Rick Jr.'s son, Clay Root, works for the Cushing store as a part-time delivery specialist. He plans to join the company full-time after graduation. He currently attends Central Vo-Tech in Drumright.
Robin Murphy is our part time office manager. She joined the company in 2000. She has worked for Walmart and Williams Foods. She brings many years of sales experience and enjoys working with our customers.
Donald Wright joined the Cushing store as the appliance repair technician. Don completed the Penn Foster Appliance Repair course and became a certified appliance repair technician in January 2015.
Tommy Horlacher joined the company in 2016 as a delivery specialist at the Cushing store. He worked several years for Stanleys. Tommy brings a lot of experience to the company and works very well with customers.
Anthony Rivera jointed the company in 2017 as a delivery specialist and maintenance technician. Anthony has worked in many industries including oil and construction. Anthony loves to work with the public and will help you with any delivery issues.
The company has grown over 300 percent in sales during the first 14 years in business. We're looking forward to continued growth through positive referrals by our customers.
We offer the highest quality furniture and appliances at prices lower than the largest appliance box stores and furniture chains. We accomplish this by having lower overhead, buying factory direct, and being a member of a billion dollar buying group, Nationwide Southwest.
What We Believe
Our Customers are important. We offer personalized service and we're committed to creating a long term relationship with our customers, suppliers and other businesses.