Our History

JC Imports was founded in 1973 when Wayne Johansen opened a small wholesale and retail import gift business. In 1979, a friend convinced him to convert one of his retail gift shops into a waterbed retail outlet. As a result, The Waterbed Room was opened and became the largest retailer of flotation sleep products in the upper Midwest.

Recognizing the need to expand product line to capture greater market share, two HOM Oak & Leather showrooms opened in 1990. In 1993, to expand their customer reach, all Waterbed Room showrooms were converted to Total Bedroom showrooms, along with further expansion of HOM Oak & Leather.

In 1996 HOM Oak & Leather and Total Bedroom were merged into one entity, HOM Furniture, making HOM a complete full-line furniture retailer.

Today HOM ranks as one of the nation's largest furniture retailers serving customers in the upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Stop in yourself and find out why "There's No Place Like HOM."