Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Community Partner – Glass City Furniture

Making a House a Home

Here at The Ability Center our mission is simple, to help those with disabilities achieve greater independence. When we find local businesses, who share our same beliefs, we jump at the chance to work with them.

Chris Simons from Glass City Furniture has been a true partner in delivering quality furniture pieces to our Nursing Home Transition consumers for many years. Don Smith, Nursing Home Transition Manager, shares that Chris is always his first call, “Chris has been a true asset to my program, he’s provided reasonably priced furniture and appliances to the majority of our Nursing Home Transition consumers. My involvement with Chris’s company goes back to my early years of Nursing Home Transition and working with his late uncle Lester Hess. What a great family business.”

A little bit about it how it all began:

Christopher's New & Used Furniture and Appliances is a proud family owned and operated business established in 1995. Chris has over 40 years of experience in the furniture and appliance business starting his career at his uncle's furniture store when he was only 16 years old. He worked there for 21 years before opening Christopher’s New & Used Furniture and Appliances.

In 2007, they expanded by opening Glass City Furniture. Both stores serviced the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan area.

In 2015, they merged Christopher’s and Glass City Furniture into their current location at 1110 W. Sylvania Ave.

Along with new home furnishings, they also feature very gently used furniture, mattress sets and reconditioned appliances. These items are what people need the most, but sometimes have difficulty buying.

Chris shares, “We like to give back to our community by providing quality furnishings and appliances to people in need. When we buy estates, we donate such things as dishes, silverware and linens to many of the local charities. We personally have special needs family members and it is important that we help where needed.”