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Why Sellman's?

Sellman Furniture and Bedding

What you will find at Sellman's

  • A beautiful 30,000 sq.ft. showroom filled with the latest styles at affordable prices. You won't believe the size of Sellman's!
  • Fully accessorized displays that feature great decorating ideas and one-of-a-kind accents.
  • A very large selection that will surprise you and make you glad you came to Covington.
  • A Serta Sleep Shop that features the newest in sleep technology - the iComfort and iSeries Sleep Systems, as well as the famous Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses.
  • Plus, Serta Sleep-to-Go accessories to enhance your sleep experience.

What you will like about Sellman's

  • Customer Satisfaction is our top priority!
  • Sellman's is a family-owned and operated business since 1932.
  • The warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • Our knowledgeable sales staff who will help you through the buying process without high pressure tactics.
  • Sellman's can accomodate all budgets.
  • Sellman's will sell many items off the floor.
  • Sellman's offers several special order capabilities so you can choose your look, pick your favorite colors, and bring your vision to life.
Sellman Delivery Truck

Sellman Furniture and Bedding

Proud to be Celebrating over 85 years in business and looking forward to 100.

Sellman Furniture originated in Piqua, Ohio in 1932 as a Maytag appliance store. Reuben Sellman had been a district manager for the Maytag Company for 10 years. During this time, Maytag relocated Reuben and his young family 6 times. His wife Grace had enough of the relocating, and urged Reuben to go into business for himself.

Thus, the Sellman Maytag Appliance store was born in Piqua, Ohio. In 1938, a group of Covington business men approached Reuben about moving to downtown Covington to fill a vacant building at 23 N. High Street. They offered him the property at significantly below market value and he moved. An early tax incentive, if you will. So Sellman’s in beautiful downtown Covington held a Grand Opening Sale May 14, 1938, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Sellman’s has always been a family run business. George Sellman, Rueben and Grace’s son took over running the store in the late 1940’s after his graduation from high school and marriage to Evelyn Wehneman. George’s two sisters, Marjorie and Marilyn, also worked in the store. Over the years, their husbands Bob Paff and Jack Snider also joined in the business.

In the early 1950’s George added wall to wall carpeting, a relatively new concept during the building boom after World War II, to Sellman’s offerings. It was hugely successful and set the stage for bigger and better times to come. During the 1950’s, George was a member of the Mohawk Carpet Company’s dealer council. He had major input on carpet fashion colors as well as new styles.

Through the years, our location expanded with the growing business. We expanded west through the entire block, added the old Miller building on High Street that had been the Covington pool hall for years and took over the Cove Theatre building to house the latest trend, an Early American Shoppe.

In the late 1970’s, Bob Sellman, George’s son, won the Cincinnati Enquirer’s contest to predict when Pete Rose would hit his record breaking 3,000th hit. Bob, an avid sports fan, predicted the date, the game, the inning, the time of day, and as a tie breaker, the score of the game to win this contest. As a result of Bob’s acquaintance and friendship with Pete Rose, Pete came to Covington to sign autographs for his many local fans. It was an exciting day in Sellmanville!!!

In 2003, Sellman’s took on an extensive remodeling project to open a Broyhill Showcase Gallery. This major project once again renewed and reestablished Sellman’s as the greater Dayton and north western Miami Valley area’s leading home furnishings retailer. Sellman’s have always carried quality brands at affordable prices and continue to offer a wide assortment of the latest styles. Today, Jane Sellman, George’s daughter, manages the store. She continues the tradition of offering fine furniture for every taste and budget. It still pays to trade in Covington!!!

Testimonials

Sellman's is the only store I buy furniture from! They have a huge selection, competitive prices and provide quality pieces of furniture that last for years! This family-owned and operated store works hard to make you feel at home the moment you walk through the door. For an unforgettable experience, shop Sellman's for all your furniture needs

Katherine M.

Has a wide variety of brands, huge showroom and competitive prices on furniture. Only reason that the store did not get a 5-star rating is that they don't negotiate prices. Don't let that totally discourage you, like I said they do have competitive prices and a huge selection of brand name furniture unlike other stores in the Dayton area that want to sell you off brand name furniture for the same price as name brand furniture. Definitely worth the travel time to see what they have for you.

John P.

I was very impressed and surprised to find out that Sellman's was so large. This is by far one of the best kept secrets in Ohio. They had so many choices at great prices. The sales staff was so kind and helpful but did not pressure me to buy something. Instead I was actually allowed to look around and take my time. I would highly recommend shopping at Sellman's.

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