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Johnny Janosik

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The Eastern Shore's Largest Furniture Store!
"The Longest Store on the Shore."
We buy factory direct. Guaranteed Lowest Prices.

Known as Delmarva's largest furniture retailer, Johnny Janosik Furniture has been family owned-and-operated since 1953. From a single piece to refurnishing your entire home, Johnny Janosik's has something for everybody...and every budget! Our staff of home furnishing professionals is dedicated to offering you the highest level of personalized service. Johnny Janosik features Delmarva's largest and best selection of famous name brands, and as a member of the StyleTrend® buying group, with over $100 million in buying power, Janosik's is able to offer you the LOWEST* PRICE GUARANTEED IN WRITING on every item, every day...because we buy factory direct! In fact, if you find the exact item for less, bring in a written quote or print advertisement within 10 days of your purchase, and we'll refund 110% of the difference!

Among the new features: a home theater gallery featuring four experience rooms decked out in cinema seating from Berkline, Lane and La-Z-Boy and wall units from Hooker, Lane and Riverside; and galleries for leather upholstery, outdoor furniture and new upscale sources to the retailer including Lexington Home Brands, Stanley, Bernhardt and Century.

One of Janosik's goals is to go after affluent consumers who are drawn to Delaware for the state's tax advantages and other benefits. It's targeting this market with the same philosophy of wide selection and value that has helped the retailer become the dominant player here, with projected sales of more than $50 million this year.

The store features architectural touches and attention to detail, including signature backdrops that are mobile and see-through, warm but colorful wall colors in certain galleries, a stacked-stone fireplace in the outdoor furniture area, wide use of lifestyle signage and "contemporary-minded, architectural elements that lend a fashion-forward sense to even the most traditional of furniture displays.

In the past, the store topped out in price with Thomasville, Pennsylvania House and Kincaid. In addition to the new higher-end galleries noted, Janosik also has added Paladin upholstery at the high end and a Capel rug gallery.

Janosik also has bolstered its midpriced lineup, Gerardi said, expanding the offering from some suppliers and adding new ones, including Vaughan-Bassett and University Loft. Thomasville, which Janosik previously operated as a connected, dedicated store, is now a gallery in the new store but the size is the same at about 11,000 square feet.

Three motion upholstery galleries dedicated to key lines La-Z-Boy, Berkline and Lane get big play in the center of the store. Janosik, a pioneer Broyhill gallery dealer, continues that tradition with a large gallery near the main entrance.

Delivery Service

Johnny Janosik is proud to extend its delivery services into Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, as well as all over Delaware and Delmarva. Actual delivery rates will vary depending on location. Contact one of our stores for an actual delivery quote.

Design Service

At Johnny Janosik we have a very talented staff that will work with you to find all the pieces to create the room of your dreams. Our design experts can help with room layouts, color schemes, and go as far as help pick the pieces of furniture that will complement each other to create stunning rooms in your home. Contact or visit one of our stores to learn more and see how our expert designers can help you build the room you've always wanted.

Financing Service

Apply for credit at Johnny Janosik and take home furniture for your whole home! Johnny Janosik features a great selection of styles and prices that will fit into any budget and bring your home alive. If you are furniture shopping in the Delaware, Delmarva, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Virginia area, you will not find a better shopping experience than at Johnny Janosik. Apply online at

Markets Served

Despite Delaware's small population, the state and Maryland's eastern shore are home to resort communities, and the area is becoming a second home and retirement haven. Janosik makes weekly delivery runs into New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well to consumers in Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC. The company has a significant presence in Delmarva.


180,000 square foot showroom with thousands of items on display and many available for delivery.

Special Orders

Browse Johnny Janosik's large showrooms and the website at for items available by special order from your quality furniture manufacturers.

Warranty & Protection

Contact us online or by phone for warranty service and repair information for you furniture products.

Website is one of the most extensive and useful home furnishings websites on the Internet. The online product catalog features thousands of products from more than 40 brand name furniture manufacturers. In the extensive special order online catalog search engine you can view tens of thousands of pictures and in depth product information, such as: descriptions, dimensions, features, construction information, and more. The site features tens of thousands of photographs, enabling visitors to see views of items, room settings, finish and fabric samples, line drawings and more.

The site makes it easy to learn about and see your choices - click to view alternate finishes and colors, and easily click to any of the coordinating items from a collection so you can find the matching night stand, armoire, dresser and mirror to go with your bed. Website features include an impressive "Narrow Your Search" feature that enables you to search for any type of product according to features, preferences and needs. You can instantly find that traditional, cherry, end table that is between 40 and 45 inches. The website makes it easy to view information rich side-by-side comparisons of items. A handy wish list allows users to save items they are interested in to show to a spouse or friend at a later time and from any computer. The site provides easy access to many of their important supplier sites, apply for special financing offers online, view current advertising, get maps and directions to all the stores, sign up for exclusive offers by email and much more. You can even use our free room planner to create your dream room. is a truly world class website – stop by today!

Company History

Johnny Janosik, Inc. is the evolution of a family business that was started by Mary Louise and Johnny Janosik in 1953, Johnny was a TV technician. He graduated from Valpariso Technical Institute after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. From TV service, they expanded into sales of TV's and appliances and later furniture.

From a location on Market Street in downtown Laurel, they moved to Route 13 South into a former chicken house that was totally redone to house the major brands of beautiful, quality furniture that is still part of the present "Longest Store on the Shore with the Shortest Prices."

Johnny and Mary Louise have three daughters, who have all worked in the business, so it is truly a family affair. Janosik's daughter, Lori, is still active in the business today.

Having come from a service background, service is a #1 priority of this company, says Johnny Janosik, who also insists on "honesty and fairness with our customers." After all, it is our customers who have made us what we are today--a major furniture and bedding store with over 270 employees. Our employees are our greatest asset of all.

Since 1953, we have expanded time after time and have grown to be the largest independent retailers in the area, with tremendous buying power that enables us to give you, the customer, the Lowest Prices Guaranteed. Johnny Janosik delivers furniture into Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and New Jersey.

"Furniture Industry" magazine voted Johnny Janosik Furniture as one of the next Top 100 companies to watch.

Our latest expansion includes a Dover location opened in May 1998, on South DuPont Highway. After reading this, if you have any apprehension about buying from the Johnny Janosik Company, ask your friends and neighbors...they've probably bought here!

Delaware powerhouse furniture retailer, Johnny Janosik has opened a new 180,000-square-foot state of the art showroom in 2006, targeting an even bigger share of its bread-and-butter middle market while bidding for a piece of the high end as well.

The Connie Post designed store — perhaps the largest in the Northeast — replaced the retailer's 105,000-square-foot flagship, a jumble of connected buildings that grew out of an old chicken house when the now-retired Johnny Janosik, 81, and his wife Mary Louise moved the store here from downtown Laurel in 1978.

Community Service

Founder Johnny Janosik's primary interest now is the Janosik Family Charitable Foundation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Community Foundation.

An excerpt from Furniture Today demonstrates Johnny Janosik's commmitment to community service:

He works for several community organizations and is a generous donor to those and many others.

He budgets about 1% of sales, probably $450,000 in 2003, for charitable donations, and that doesn't include the time that he personally devotes to projects.

Just as he was with his business, Janosik is a hands-on participant in his philanthropy. When a good-works project needs doing in Laurel, it's not uncommon for Janosik to bring trucks, equipment and men from the store to get it done. When flowers in a park need to be planted or pruned, Janosik will grab one of his grandchildren and they will do the work themselves.

John Schwed, mayor of Laurel, said Janosik is reliably generous and often he works behind the scenes to make things happen.

"People don't know the depth of what he does to help this community," Schwed said. "The key thing about Johnny is that he is a doer as well as giver."

This summer, municipal and state officials were on hand in Laurel to dedicate the new Johnny Janosik Park. Johnny and Mary Louise Janosik, surrounded by their children and their grandchildren, were obviously delighted.

"The best part about all this is I'm seeing it all while I'm alive," he said. "Most times, people are honored after they're dead.

"I've found that the best feeling you can have comes when you help someone else."

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