About Us

Three decades of helping customers rest easy.

Smarter Furnishings was built on the belief that furniture is a lot like people—what matters most is what’s on the inside. That’s why all of our furnishings are carefully crafted to endure even the toughest days in life. 

From design to build to installation, we’re dedicated to making smarter decisions, so our customers can rest easy knowing they’ve received the best quality possible.

Our Process

Our company history is rooted in a commitment to always improve however possible. With this in mind, Smarter Furnishings (previously Appalachian University Systems) is excited to enter our fourth decade in business with fresh branding that better reflects our customer promise: If you need it, we’ve got it covered. No exceptions.

Deeply rooted in a culture of care.

Founder, Johnny Tipton, built Smarter Furnishings on two things he valued most: family and high-performance furniture. To him, being a family company was about leading with heart and ensuring every customer received the same culture of care. With those closest to him upholding those values to this day, Smarter Furnishings has remained an industry-leading provider of furniture that’s built with quality from the inside out.

Today, our customers continue to benefit from our company’s deep roots, decades of experience, and collaborative family culture. Led by a new generation of senior leadership with the same founding values, Smarter Furnishings operates on three guiding principles for performance: high-quality materials, customer-centric service, and unparalleled product longevity. So, partner with us and complete your next project the Smarter way.

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