Dow Furniture has been a family owned and family run business since 1955, located in Waldoboro, Maine in the Mid-Coast region.
Interestingly enough, it all began with chickens. Before there was a Dow Furniture the Dow’s raised chickens (400,000 in a year!) right where Dow Furniture now sits. In 1955 Wilmot Dow got out of the chicken business and started Dow Furniture with a 2,000 square foot building operating as the Yankee Trader, buying and selling used furniture in addition to being a teacher at Medomak Valley High School.
With the growing need for furniture and mattresses in the local area, Dow began to sell new furniture and mattresses in 1961 to the local community.
Dana Dow, the son of Wilmot helped his father with the store growing up. He later attended college at USM and taught chemistry and science at the local high school while still helping out at the store part time.
As Dow Furniture began to grow, Dana Dow saw this as a great opportunity and worked in the store full-time. In 1977 Dana Dow purchased Dow Furniture and grew it to over 30,000 square feet of showroom space.
Dana (President), Lisa (Vice President), and Wil Dow (General Manager)
Today, Dana, his wife Lisa, and son Wilmot named after his Grandfather continue to work in the store with plans to continue the family business. Wilmot is currently in every day operations acting as the General Manager for Dow Furniture where many local Mainers are employed and customers from all over the great state of Maine are served.
As the third generation in the business, Wilmot Dow states, “Here at Dow Furniture we aim to take care of our customers as if they were family, by working hard to enhance their home to their liking. We want our customers to leave here feeling confident about their purchase, so that they will love their home.”
Great experience from start to finish both in the store and the delivery crew! Highly recommend!
I have been doing business with your furniture store for many years and have been very happy. I recommend you to my friends and family.
The biggest part of a business is leaving, and feeling good, going out the door. Hands down they make you feel this way, like your important to them. Small local businesses are the best!