Over the years, the company has continued to expand, with the Pelham
store now exceeding 100,000 square feet of space. The growing customer base began to request a new location in the Highway 280 area. “So, in 2000, we opened a 22,000 square-foot store in Greystone,” Issis explains. In 2008, the Issis family embarked on a new business venture: the opening of Issis & Sons Furniture Gallery in Pelham, at the intersection of Cahaba Valley Road and Alabama
119. Issis says he responded to suggestions from the professional designers he works with that his company offer furniture, drapes, accessories and more. “It was right around the time the economy bottomed out, and our designers thought that our customers would respond well to having things packaged and available all under one roof. So we broadened our services to offer all the amenities of interior design.”
In 2014, Greenbrier Furniture closed after 50 years of business in Vestavia Hills, and Issis purchased the 28,000 square-foot landmark building for his newest location. Issis points out that the store’s name, Issis & Sons-Greenbrier, is a nod to the building’s history. “It's a great location and will be great for our customers. We're happy to be in Vestavia Hills."
Issis remains committed to a family-centered model of business. He currently resides in Hoover with his wife of 22 years, Cynthia, and his three children, ages 15-21. His children are still too young to think about taking over the reins of the family business, but it's something the father of three admits he has thought about. He laughs: “It's an opportunity for them, if that's what they choose. But yes, it would be pretty cool.” Other family members work for the company, including two nephews who help with the running of the different locations. Moreover, Issis & Sons claims many long-term employees. Visit our contact