Share your vision with our consultants who can provide guidance and insight into our brands and products.
Pick the pieces — from furniture to fabrics to accents — that will complete your design and bring your rooms to life.
With us as a resource, you’ll delight clients with your designs, product expertise and exceptional attention to detail.
RJ Thomas Ltd. is your one-stop resource for inspiration and insight. Our experienced, highly trained design consultants call on their extensive product knowledge and design expertise to collaborate with you and cater to your unique design needs. As an independent showroom, we represent the finest furniture and accent pieces from over 50 manufacturers. Our creative design consultants know our manufacturers and their products inside and out. Throughout our four showrooms — totaling 17,000 square feet — you'll discover an array of pieces in every style, and inspiration at every turn.
We are so much more than fine furniture and accents. Our business is deliberately designer friendly, putting your needs first. We give you the freedom to choose the design consultant you work with and the tools to excel with every project you take on. You can consistently count on our trained team to be a trusted partner and design resource, willing to work with you at every step. This collaborative approach sets us apart from other showrooms.
We know you have your own unique take on design, and we listen first in order to understand your design perspective. From floor plans to color selections to fabric choices, our design consultants use their experience, expertise and intuition to provide stellar service from start to finish. When it comes time to specify products for your projects, our consultants can quickly provide high-quality product photos. Also, our full-time customer service manager is readily available to answer any questions you may have about your order.
Our team is here when you need consultation, and we're committed to creating an experience that is collaborative and successful. We are your one-stop resource to making every project effortless.
Lose yourself in our beautiful design vignettes that span every imaginable style, and discover pieces you didn't even know you wanted for your project. Our four to-the-trade showrooms provide over 17,000 square feet of inspiration. With furniture and accents from over 50 manufacturers, our comprehensive collection offers something to suit every space, style and budget.
The RJ Thomas buyers carefully choose the finest pieces from the finest brands and showcase handpicked selections. Our beautifully appointed showrooms feature pieces for every room in transitional, contemporary and traditional styles. There are thousands of options available for customization, and if you're on a tight timeline, you'll find a wide variety of showroom floor pieces available for quick delivery. Many of our manufacturers also offer 30-day delivery to help you with those projects that require quick turnaround.
Whether you're starting a design project or looking for that perfect piece to finish a room, our showrooms are the ideal place to bring your vision to life.
For over 100 years, the Thomas family has built and grown furniture businesses, beginning with one simple store in Pontiac, Michigan. Ours is a storied, four-generation history of the furniture business, and one we're proud to share:
The First Generation // In 1898, the original Thomas Furniture Store opened in Pontiac, Michigan. Its founder, Daniel Thomas, moved the business twice, eventually building one of the most modern spaces of its day on East Pike Street in downtown Pontiac.
The Second Generation // William D. Thomas (Daniel's son) founded the Economy Furniture Store on Saginaw Street in Pontiac. The building was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1922, but rebuilt soon after. When Saginaw Street was widened in 1927, the building was moved back to make way for the wider road, and a three-story addition was added.
The Third Generation // In 1955, William's son (William D. Thomas, Jr.) remodeled the store entirely, complete with a new addition that created 40,000 square feet of floor space. Now called Thomas Furniture, the family opened a second location on Dixie Highway in Waterford (known then as Drayton Plains). As Pontiac fell on tough times in 1971, the Saginaw Street location was closed, and in 1972, the Waterford location was sold to another Detroit-area furniture family.
The Fourth Generation // The furniture tradition lived on for William D. Thomas, Jr. and his son Robert J. Thomas. In 1975, the two purchased Thompson's Furniture in St. Clair and operated the store together until 1984, when they sold it to Schwark Furniture of Utica. With furniture still in his bloodline, Bob Thomas became a marketing representative for several high-end furniture companies, eventually establishing a central warehousing and home delivery operation in Columbus, Ohio. In 1991, he became a Divisional Manager for Weberg Furniture Stores and relocated to Denver to oversee 18 stores and 1200 employees. After Weberg was sold in 1996, Bob returned to Michigan as a manufacturer's representative for Hickory White Furniture (a division of Sherrill Furniture). In 2003, he opened RJ Thomas Ltd. in the Michigan Design Center, where he has grown the business to over 4 times its original size and serves design trade professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Canada.
Only the highest quality furniture manufacturers are featured in our showrooms. We have longstanding relationships with reputable manufacturers and carefully cultivate new relationships with those that are up-and-coming.
We feature a broad collection of high-quality accents and accessories to complement interiors of all styles. Visit our showroom to browse our comprehensive selection of pieces for your design projects.
Fixtures from an array of specialty manufacturers in a variety of price points and styles. Choose from hanging fixtures, floor, desk and table lamps, wall sconces, flush mount fixtures and more.Rugs
All sizes and styles at varying price points. Fine, one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted rugs are sourced through our partner, Hickory Oriental Rugs. Samples for your clients can be provided by Jaipur Rugs, a specialty rug vendor we carry.Mirrors
Accent and wall mirrors in a wide range of styles, designs and dimensions, including custom upholstered framed mirrors. A selection of mirrors is always in our showrooms and others can be ordered from most of our furniture brands.Wall Art
Great care is taken to select art vendors who hold the original art work and limit reproductions. Framed wall art is always available in our showroom, including paintings, drawings, prints and photography. Our design consultants will happily research artwork options when you're searching for a particular style or dimension.Accessories
Candleholders, trays, bowls, platters, leather-bound books, carvings and figures, vases, planters, throws and pillows are also available in our showroom. Accent pillows and folding floor screens can be custom ordered with the style, fabric and dimensions you specify.
While RJ Thomas Ltd. carries fine furniture and accents from numerous companies, five of those furniture manufacturers compose a critical core of our merchandise. As industry leaders, these companies have earned our trust and a prominent place in our business due to their innovative style and design, superior craftsmanship and reliable customer service. Whether you’re seeking traditional, contemporary or transitional furniture, you’re sure to find many options from Century, Lexington, Sherrill, Bernhardt or Vanguard. Contact one of our sales consultants with questions about these or any of our other brands.
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Periodically, pieces in our showroom will receive price reductions in order to move them out and make room for new furniture and accessories. These pieces are available for immediate purchase and offered at a substantial discount from the manufacturers' suggested retail price. These items may include floor samples, discontinued items or pieces with minor damage. The best way to be the first to know about special offers and clearance events is to join our mailing list.