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(423) 745-3752 109 E. Washington Ave., Athens, TN 37303

About Us

Store History

In 1932, Harry C. Johnson, Sr. purchased "Athens Hardware" from a hardware firm in Chattanooga, TN after working at the store for a period of time. Both of his sons, Harry Jr. and Jimmy joined the business - Harry, Jr. after a time in the military and Jimmy after college. Harry, Jr. left the business to persue an interest in real estate, opening Johnson's Real Estate. Jimmy continued in the hardware store and added furniture and appliances to the inventory. Jimmy replaced his father as owner in the 1960's and changed the name of the business to "Johnson's Home Furnishings". Emmette began working in the store for his father at an early age and continued throughout his high school and college years. In 1998 Emmette purchased the business, Jimmy retired, and Emmette decided to focus his attention on furniture - replacing the appliances with a larger selection of furniture. Today, Emmette's son-in-law, Brian Key, is a major part of the business and the father of twin boys, Lucas and Sullivan. "Johnson's" will be a 5th generation store!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest level of service possible at all levels of our operation, while giving our customers the greatest possible value anywhere in Tennessee. We recognize that by doing this we will achieve our goal of helping our customers achieve the beautiful home they desire, and to have an improved quality of life. While always focusing on our customers, we wish to provide an environment for our employees that is fair, supportive and that provides an opportunity for them to achieve their own goals.