COVINGTON — After nearly 23 years in the retail furniture business, Dave Hoffman, co-partner and veteran retailer of Sellman’s Furniture & Bedding, 23 High St., Covington, is retiring from the furniture retail business.
Jane Sellman Hoffman will continue on with her family’s tradition of Sellman Furniture & Bedding.
Hoffman has been an integral part of Sellman’s Furniture and Bedding for the past 23 years, working in various capacities as flooring buyer/manager, sales manager and store manager.
He is a graduate of Indiana State University and also served his country by enlisting in the Marines and serving active duty. Afterward, as a veteran, he was commandant of the Marine Corps League Detachment No. 923 and is a life member of the Marine Corps League. He has also served for six years as the State Marine Corps League of Veterans Affair’s Officer. His commitment to duty and service extends to his community involvement. He served as the Toys for Tots local coordinator for 12 years and is currently a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy.
Earlier this year, Hoffman made the decision to retire.
“It’s time to take the time to smell the roses … literally,” he said.
He is a Master Gardener, with a specialty of raising roses. His wife, Jane, said he is an excellent gourmet cook as well. This year, the couple will be celebrating their 25th year of marriage.
Since 1932, Sellman Furniture and Bedding has been a family-owned and operated business beginning with original founder, Rueben Sellman when he opened Sellman Maytag Appliance Store in Piqua, then moving to the current location in 1938.
Each generation has brought remodeling, showroom and product expansion. George Sellman, Reuben and Grace Sellman’s son, took over the business in the 1940s. In the late 1970s, George’s two children, Bob and Jane Sellman, were head of day-to-day operations. When Jane married Dave Hoffman in 1991, who at that time was a buyer for McAlpins Department Store in Cincinnati, it was shortly thereafter that he joined the Sellman’s family furniture business. His expertise and knowledge of merchandising buying was a welcome asset to the store as Sellman’s Furniture & Bedding continued to grow and become what it is today.
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