At the age of sixteen, Ernest McCray Weeks, Sr. began employment with the Dorchester Lumber Company. The experience obtained in the years to follow would enable him to acquire employment in 1929 with a bedroom producer, Sumter Cabinet, in Sumter, South Carolina. After years of gaining valuable knowledge and proficiency in the furniture industry, Mr. Weeks resigned the position he had achieved as Plant Superintendent, and in 1946 began devoting his full time and energy towards developing his own fast-growing business. The bedroom business was successful through the years under the leadership of Mr. Weeks.
Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. grew to become a well-known producer of quality bedroom products through the leadership of his son E. M. Weeks, Jr. During this time, territories were enlarged that included distribution throughout the USA and to other parts of the world. Today, Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. continues to be a well-established manufacturer of value priced bedroom furniture and a progressive family owned business. The company is known for producing fine bedroom products that are made in the USA.
Under the leadership of current President & CEO Cray Weeks, Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. produces collections that cover a variety of styles and now include traditional as well as transitional designs of stained and painted finishes. Carolina continues to be known in the industry as a manufacturer of bedroom products of quality construction made in the USA. Distribution throughout the USA continues through thousands of independently owned retailers and also includes products exported to areas outside the United States.
Influenced in the beginning by rural American cultural styles, the classic designs of today’s Carolina products are in harmony with the quality and craftsmanship expected by consumers. Bedroom products made by Carolina continue to reflect the charm of simple furniture traditions combined with today’s trends, as well as being family owned and operated by a third generation who carry on a dedication to a family of satisfied customers.