Roten’s Furniture was founded in 1947 when Robert Earl Roten, an Air Force veteran in World War II who served in the European Theater, purchased a small furniture store and moved it to a building on East Main Street in Marshall. Known to all his friends as Earl, he and his wife Dean began operating their family business in the building still used today. Over the years the family grew and so did the business. Their only son, Bob, was born in 1959 and grew up in and around the store. He learned the furniture business from the ground up! Bob attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. He married Rose in 1982 and returned to Marshall to help run the family business.
Over the next few years, Roten’s Furniture saw several major changes. Earl retired and handed the day to day operation over to Bob and Rose. New products and manufacturers were added to the store. The warehouse and showroom space were greatly enlarged, staff size was increased and the trade area expanded.
Earl Roten passed away in 1988. Bob’s mom, Dean, continued to enjoy coming to the store every day to “oversee” the operation on the business, greet, and visit with her many friends until her passing on April 4th, 2012. “Deano” enjoyed her time spent at the store in her favorite recliner and will be missed by family and friends. We will cherish our fond memories of “Big E” and “Deano” and will always love them.
Custom Furniture Design Services
Roten’s friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with all your design needs.
Your home, condominium, cabin hideaway, or office is important to you – and us.
Our interior design specialist can assist you with choosing the “right look” for any project.
Roten’s vast inventory of furniture and accessories makes your shopping experience fun and exciting!
Furniture shopping not for you? No problem! Our designer can select furnishings and accents for any style, taste, and budget.
Family owned since 1947, Roten’s Furniture has over 44,000 square feet of complete home furnishings. They feature Sealy & Tempurpedic bedding galleries, a freestanding La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio, Area Rug Galleries, a Lane Showcase Gallery, a Condominium furnishings idea center, “ Moose Head Lodge” showcasing the largest selection of cabin and lodge furnishings in the state — as well as thousands of pieces of accessories and decorative art. Professional design services are also available for your convenience.
Bob and Rose Roten know that although selection is important, you don’t stay in business for 62 years without excellent Customer Service. Roten’s staff of 22 employees is there to make sure all of their customer’s needs are being met. Perry Chase, store manager, has been with Bob & Rose for over 27 years, making sure that all aspects of the business run smoothly. His experience, combined with 3 interior design assistants, knowledgeable sales personnel and a fleet of delivery trucks create a support staff that assist in providing you with unequalled service.
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm