About Us

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OUR JOURNEY BEGAN APRIL 1, 1974 WHEN CHARLES “BUD” ALDRIDGE SR, HIS WIFE DELTA MAE AND THEIR SON CHARLES “BIFF” ALDRIDGE JR. OPENED ALDRIDGE & SON ELECTRONICS.  THEY PERFORMED RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR – BUD IN THE SHOP AND BIFF RUNNING CALLS AND HELPING IN THE SHOP.

 

AS OUR BUSINESS GREW WE MOVED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1983 WHEN BUD PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTABLY.  BIFF IN HIS MID-TWENTIES PICKED UP THE REINS AND CONTINUED TO RUN THE FAMILY BUSINESS, PROVIDING FOR HIS MOM AND HIS OWN FAMILY.

 

A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, TIRED OF RENTING, HE PURCHASED PROPERTY WITH A FRIEND OF HIS WHO OWNED HIS OWN BUSINESS AND MOVED ONCE AGAIN..IN THIS NEW BUILDING HE STARTED SELLING NEW TELEVISIONS AND VCRS, HIRED A COUPLE OF NEW TECHS TO HELP WITH THE SERVICE SIDE.

 

IN JANUARY 1991 HE PURCHASED ANOTHER BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN SHERMAN, AN OLD FURNITURE STORE, WITH FOUR FLOORS AND TONS OF ROOM.  THEY MOVED IN APRIL 1ST AND THEN TRAGICALLY ON APRIL 13TH DELTA MAE PASSED AWAY.  AT THIS TIME JANET, BIFF'S WIFE, RESIGNED FROM HER JOB WITH CIGNA HEALTHCARE AND JOINED HIM IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS.

 

WE ADDED OUR FIRST LINE OF APPLIANCES – WHIRLPOOL – JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER AND THEN BEGAN TO ADD FURNITURE.  WE CHANGED THE NAME FROM ALDRIDGE & SON ELECTRONICS TO ALDRIDGE HOME FURNISHINGS.

 

IN 1996 WE AGAIN MOVED THE STORE FROM THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION TO THE “BUSYEST CORNER IN SHERMAN”.  AUGUST 1ST 1998 WE BOTH WENT TO WORK FOR AN APPLIANCE AND LIGHTING SHOW ROOM IN THE DALLAS AREA.  AFTER ONLY A COUPLE OF MONTHS WE REALIZED THIS WAS NOT THE LIFE FOR US AND WE RETURNED TO SHERMAN,  BIFF AGAIN STARTED RUNNING APPLIANCE SERVICE CALLS OUT OF OUR HOME.

 

WHEN LOCAL BUILDERS AND LONG TIME CUSTOMERS IN THE AREA FOUND OUT HE WAS BACK THEY BEGAN CALLING WANTING HIM TO ACQUIRE APPLIANCES FOR THEM, SO HE RENTED A SMALL SPACE AND ADDED MAYTAG APPLIANCES.  HE MOVED TO POTTSBORO AND WAS AGAIN WORKING FROM HIS HOME.  SOON THIS GREW TO BE TO MUCH TO DO FROM HIS HOME SO HE AGAIN RENTED A LARGER SPACE IN SHERMAN AND OPENED AN APPLIANCE RETAIL AND SERVICE CENTER.

 

DURING THIS TIME WE BECAME A PROUD MEMBER OF THE NATIONWIDE MARKETING GROUP, THE LARGEST BUYING & MARKETING ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY WITH OVER 3,700 MEMBERS AND 10,000 STORE FRONTS.  TOGETHER WE CARRY A 15 BILLION DOLLAR BUYING POWER IN ANNUAL SALES.  THIS BUYING POWER ALLOWS FOR LOWER PRICES EVERYDAY ALLOWING US TO BE BOTH COMPETITIVE AND SOME TIMES EVEN CHEAPER THAN THE BIG BOX STORES.

 

IN 2007 WE PURCHASED AN OLD HARLEY-DAVIDSON BUILDING AND ONCE AGAIN MOVED THE BUSINESS WHICH IS OUR CURRENT LOCATION.  SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE ADDED BOTH LIGHTING AND FLOOR COVERING OF ALL KINDS: CARPET, TILE & WOOD.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR A LARGE LOCATION SO THAT WE CAN AGAIN ADD FURNITURE TO OUR LINE UP.

 

WE FEEL BOTH HONORED AND PRIVILEDGED TO HAVE SERVED SHERMAN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA FOR OVER 40 YEARS.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AND THE GREAT THINGS WE KNOW ARE IN STORE FOR US.  THANK YOU TO THE MANY CUSTOMERS WE HAVE HAD OVER THE YEARS WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US MOVING FORWARD AND TO THE NEW CUSTOMERS WHO ARE ON THEIR WAY.

GREAT BUYS AVAILABLE AT ALDRIDGE APPLIANCE – 1908 TEXOMA PARKWAY – SHERMAN, TX ON MAJOR APPLIANCES, LIGHTING AND FLOORING.  PRODUCTS SUCH AS WASHERS, DRYERS, RANGES, MICROWAVES, DISHWASHERS, COOKTOPS, WALL OVENS, CEILING FANS, LIGHTING, CARPET, TILE, WOOD.  BRANDS INCLUDE JENN-AIR, KITCHENAID, MAYTAG, WHIRLPOOL, SUB-ZERO, WOLF, VIKING, KICHLER, CRAFTMADE, SHAW, MOHAWK AND MANY MORE.  APPLIANCE SERVICE FOR MOST MAJOR BRANDS IS PROVIDED FOR BOTH IN AND OUT OF WARRANTY PRODUCT IN THE GRAYSON COUNTY AREA.  WE ARE A MEMBER OF THE BRANDS DIRECT MARKETING GROUP WITH $15 BILLION WORTH OF BUYING POWER.