News & Updates

Ashley HomeStore Opens in Erie

Posted on January 18th, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Ashley HomeStore Opens in Erie

North America’s #1 selling furniture store has arrived in Erie! This Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 AM Ashley HomeStore will hold a ribbon cutting at 7200 Peach Street in Summit Towne Center, next to John V Schultz Furniture, to celebrate its Grand Opening.

Ashley Homestore brings an additional 30,000 sq. ft. to the adjacent John V Schultz Furniture showroom creating a one-stop furniture destination in the region with over 90,000 sq. ft of furniture and mattresses. Featuring Ashley’s latest design, the store emphasizes furniture, mattresses and home accents, which are displayed in a lifestyle setting to help inspire you to find your style. The store also features one of the area’s largest mattress galleries, with state of the art exclusive dream diagnostic technology to custom match each person with the perfect mattress.

The store is kicking off its Grand Opening all weekend long, beginning this Saturday, Jan. 19. Join us as we celebrate with hourly giveaways, food, and beverages, as well as fun and entertainment for the whole family. Face painting, balloon artist, cotton candy, hot dogs and more -- you won't want to miss out!

“Ashley HomeStore is the fastest growing furniture store in North America, and we are thrilled to finally bring the store to the Erie region to create a one-stop furniture destination alongside John V Schultz Furniture,” notes President Matt Schultz. “The opening of Ashley HomeStore in Erie continues our job growth in the Erie region with the hiring of an additional 30 employees bringing our total employment close to 250 people.”

John V Schultz team now operates Ashley HomeStores in Youngstown OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Erie, PA, as well as John V Schultz Furniture that was founded by John and Matt Schultz’s grandfather in 1940. We are continuing to hire as our Company grows, and actively looking for salespeople, delivery drivers, and other key positions.

About Ashley HomeStore – Ashley HomeStore is locally owned by the John V Schultz Furniture team. A family company that has been in the furniture business for over 79 years, and began with a single furniture store in Erie, PA by our founder John V Schultz. Now under third-generation leadership of the John and Matt Schultz, we have grown to operate Ashley HomeStores in Boardman, Ohio, Erie, PA, and Pittsburgh. In addition, the company still owns and operates John V Schultz Furniture. The group employs over 250 employees in Ohio and Pennsylvania and is actively hiring all positions as we continue our growth. All Ashley HomeStores are independently owned and operated by a network of individual retailers, each licensed to operate in key market areas. For further information visit

About Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. With over Visit Ashley online at and “like” Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. on Facebook. Ashley HomeStore is committed to being your trusted partner and style leader for the home. This commitment has made Ashley HomeStore the No. 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 90 locations in 47 countries.