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About Us

Beaufort, SC’s Favorite Furniture Store Since 1972!

FWDG

We believe our low prices, huge selection and customer friendly service department makes us the top place to shop for home furnishings.

Rich In History

FWDG was founded in 1972, by then 20 year-old Larry Mark and his Father, Ernest. The Mark Family dates back to 1904 in the Beaufort area and is proud of the legacy created by 3 generations.

FWDG has been serving furniture needs throughout the Lowcountry area, including Beaufort, Bluffton, Hardeeville, Hilton Head, Okatie, Ridgeland, Seabrook, Walterboro and Charleston. FWDG has become a source of quality home furnishings for the Coastal Empire of Georgia, including Savannah, Rincon, Port Wentworth, and Pooler.

Lowcountry’s Best Awards

FWDG has won the inaugural Lowcountry’s Best Awards of 2019, sponsored by the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette.

2020 Explore Beaufort’s Best Furniture Store

2019 Lowcountry’s Best (Beaufort Gazette) Winner
2019, 2018 Eat Sleep Play Beaufort – Best Furniture Store
Beaufort Gazette Reader’s Choice Award – 19 years in a row and counting!!
2018, 2017 Island News Best Furniture Store
2018,2017 Eat Sleep Play Beaufort – Best Furniture Store

Our Team

Photography by Gustavo Rattio of Oceano Blue

Larry Mark

Owner and Founder

FWDG was founded in 1972, by 20 year-old Larry Mark and his father, Ernest. The Mark Family dates back to 1904 in the Beaufort area and is proud of the legacy created by 3 generations.

Kevin Gadson

General Manager

Kevin has worked in furniture sales and management for more than 20 years. A Navy veteran, he is a native of Hilton Head Island. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

Katherine Gill

Operations/Marketing

Katherine’s background is lean project management, quality assurance, and marketing/PR. An Emerson College alum, she has worked with several award winning software development companies, with Crate and Barrel, and with CCA Global Partners, the nation’s largest cooperative of textile and flooring independent retailers. She volunteers with several Beaufort-based nonprofits. When not at FWDG, you’ll find her fly fishing on the river flats and relaxing with her dog, Sunshine.

Kim Crumrine

Assistant Manager

Growing up on Hilton Head Island as a teen , Kim helped her parents with their local business, The Sign of the Mermaid, which not only was a gift shop but also worked with local designers to furnish villas and houses. Over the years, she has worked for various companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Casual Corner and most recently Zale’s. Wanting to continue her skills in customer service but in a different niche, she was drawn to FDWG because of it’s being a locally-owned family business. After having explored life outside of the area, she is glad to be home and looks forward to developing new relationships and a new chapter.

Lucinda Brookins

Office Manager

Lucinda has worked at FWDG for 13 years and has been the office manager for 12 years. Originally from Gibson, GA, she has lived in Beaufort for 40 years. When not at work, she loves to spend weekends with her husband Roy visiting their son David and daughter-in-law Kathryn, and daughter Katie and son-in-law Tyler. She also enjoys reading, crafting and exploring the creeks of the Lowcounty in a paddleboat

Melissa Haas

Buyer

After being raised a Midwest girl, I finally realized my dream of moving to South Carolina and can start and end my day with a walk on the beach! Now that our three sons are grown and scattered, I love living here and getting to know so many wonderful new people! The family atmosphere here at FWDG has been so gracious and welcoming. It is my pleasure to join FWDG and to contribute to this talented and experienced team by bringing my education and experience with me into my position here. I studied Fashion Merchandising with additional courses in Interior Design and have spent my career in roles of Retail Purchasing, Management and Visual Merchandising. Home Decorating has been a passion for me and I have continued studying home decorating and design. It is so rewarding to help others create the look they desire for their own homes.

Beth Bonds

HR & Financing Manager

Beth is a native-born South Carolinian, born in Charleston and raised there and in the surrounding Low Country area. She has recently happily returned home from a long “visit” to Houston, Texas that lasted over 35 years, where her son and grandson still reside. A University of South Carolina alum, majoring in Business Administration and Accounting, she also attended the University of Texas – Arlington for further Tax Accounting studies and Cornell University (remotely) where she received her Strategic Human Resource Management Certification. The experience she brings to FWDG includes that of Business Owner, Controller, and Business/HR Manager. Beth is thrilled to be back home with family and lifelong friends and to have joined the FWDG team.

Sherry Kollar

Design Consultant

FWDG is a great place to work. I have been the Sales Manager at FWDG for 5 years. I started at FWDG many years ago as a Design Consultant which was very fulfilling. It is fun to help people create beautiful Living Spaces.  I am from a small town in Maine and married a man from Beaufort, SC.

Cathy Culbreth

Administrative Assistant

Cathy was born in SC and has lived in the Palmetto State most of her life.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Charleston Southern University. She joined the FWDG family in 2018.

Beverly Sciaretta

Design Consultant

Starting in sales at 17 years old in one of Ohio and Pennsylvania’s largest furniture stores, Beverly has enjoyed more than 3 decades in furniture sales. Prior to coming to the Lowcountry, Beverly owned her own store, selling furniture, gifts, and decor. Deciding to leave Ohio, she sold her business to another family member. Once in South Carolina, she found another wonderful family-owned furniture store in FWDG. Here at FWDG Beverly has helped many clients make their homes beautiful and comfortable. With her experience in selling and building furniture with her father, she has many ideas to help make your house a home.

 
 

Therese Keener-Field

Design Consultant

My husband and I live in Bluffton and have 4 grown children and 6 grandkids. She has been in furniture and design since 1992.  “After design school I worked in several different fields before coming back to design and furnishings.  From MI to NC then onto SC where I am currently with FWDG and I love working here and living here.  The beach is my happy place!”

Joan Carter

Design Consultant

 

 
 

Sheena Morrall

Design Consultant

Sheena Morrall spent over 25 years in Retail Sales. She has an eye for design, putting colors together and raises the bar for sales performance. Sheena is known for her professional presentation and personable nature. “I’m indescribably thankful for the people, buyers, sellers, friends, family and my husband of 29 years who have been a part of the story. I’m here to create your beautiful home.

Sheena joined the team at FWDG in 2017. In addition to her professional achievements, Sheena is active in her church, volunteering as an adult praise dancer and youth praise stick dance teacher. Sheena also likes bird watching. “It’s my sweetest escape.”

Kianna Britton

Administrative Assistant

 
Kianna Britton, a Beaufort Native, has been employed as an Administrative Assistant for over 10 years. Having worked on the military and civilian side, she is very experienced in many different roles of admin, including call center, motor pool service manager, retail office assistant, etc.. She aspires to be the best at everything she does and won’t stop until she reaches every goal she has set for herself.
 
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