A Letter to the Community
R. C. Drury sent out letters in to Fountain residents to announce the opening of the store in 1925.
"A new furniture store will be opened in Fountain on March 7th, whose aim and ambition will be to serve the people of this vicinity in such a manner as to merit their constant patronage. QUALITY, VALUE and SERVICE will be the watch words and the foundation on which this business will be built."
Drury’s, originally called Fountain Furniture Company, started as a modest partnership in 1925. Twenty year old, Reuben Drury was sent by his boss, H.P Ferdinant to open a furniture store in Fountain. Their original building was 25’X 75’ and is still in use today. The partnership agreement set Reuben’s salary at $13.00 per week and specified that he was to have “no charge accounts in Fountain.”
Reuben Drury bought out his partner in 1926 and changed the name to R.C. Drury Furniture. Joined by his wife, Gladys “Toots” Drury, they ran the business, slowly built a clientele, and weathered the great depression. In 1954 a “modern” building was added to the side of the original building adding another 2,500 square feet of display area. By the mid-1950’s Reuben and Gladys also had two other employees helping with delivery and what they described as “general work”. Their son David joined the company in 1957. Along with more space and a new generation, some of the most prominent brands, including Thomasville and Drexel were added to Drury’s list of vendors. In 1967, David’s wife, Ora Mae opened Drury’s Custom Drapery Studio, which she operated until her death in 2009.
Over the years Drury’s has undergone many expansions and updates including major building expansions in 1967 and 1987. With more and more space Drury’s has been able to add more top furniture lines and even bigger display area.
Both third and fourth generation family members are now involved in the day-to-day operations of Drury's Furniture, continuing in the tradition started by Reuben and Toot’s in the 1920’s. We continue to provide the area’s largest display of quality furniture, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and small town, affordable prices in southeastern Minnesota.
What Our Customers' Say
Your local furniture store serving Rochester, La Crosse, Onalska, Decorah, Winona, Austin, Minnesota
A family business in Fountain, MN with nearly an acre of fully accessorized furniture displays. We’ve been here since 1925 and have grown to become the quality furniture leader for Rochester, Minnesota. We sell furniture we’d be proud to have in our own homes! No big-box store, disposable furniture here. We carry great brands and a huge selection of styles. And we work hard to show different styles from what you find at all the other stores. Drury’s is open evenings and weekends so you can take your time finding just the right furniture for your home.
We hope our website will give you just a taste of our great furniture selection. From casual to traditional we carry all the most popular styles. Discover a level of service rarely seen today. Our professional staff and complimentary interior design service can help you find solutions for that special area or hard to find item. We also offer professional delivery and special financing. Whether you need furniture, accessories, floor coverings, or simply new ideas, drop in at Drury’s for one-stop home satisfaction. At Drury’s you can find that combination of better quality furniture and great prices for your home!
Drury's services Southeastern Minnesota, including Rochester, MN and Winona, MN, Northeastern Iowa, including Decorah, IA and Cresco, IA, and Southwestern Wisconsin, including La Crosse, WI and Onalaska, WI. Drury's handles furniture deliveries outside of our service area on a case by case basis.
Our Showroom Experience
Our complimentary design services extend beyond fabric selection to crafting an entire room. Scheduling an in-home consultation, our designers take measurements, understand needs and determine possibilities to build a cohesive vision. With an intuitive understanding of color, scale and styling, we expertly select complementary fabrics, furniture, floor coverings, window treatments and accessories suited to your taste into a curated look. Take advantage of our comprehensive process to create customized whole-room designs tailored exactly for how you want to live.
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Discover a wide range of high-quality living room furniture at Drury's Inc. in Fountain, MN. Explore our collection of sofas, sectionals, tables, chairs, loveseats, chaises, entertainment centers, chests and dressers, cabinets, bookcases, mirrors, accessories, settees, benches, ottomans, storage and carts, and stools. Find the perfect pieces to elevate your living space with comfort and style. Visit us today to shop for the best living room furniture at competitive prices.