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Buddy’s Home Furnishings – Operator grows to 75 Stores

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Buddy Mac Holdings, LLC (BMH), the second largest multiunit franchise operator with Buddy’s Home Furnishings, has grown its nationwide footprint to 75 locations across seven states with the opening of eight new franchises across Texas and Oklahoma, and acquisition of nine Show Me Rent to Own, Inc. (SMRTO) locations.

“We’re proud to introduce Buddy’s to several new communities nationwide and offer customers an affordable way to attain home necessities such as furniture, electronics and appliances,” said Ian MacDonald, President and CEO of BMH.

BMH plans to rebrand the nine SMRTO locations, predominantly located in southeastern Missouri. SMRTO was independently owned and operated by Gary and Kathy Romine for nearly 40 years. “We are extremely impressed with the business the Romines have built over the last several decades, and it’s an honor to formally welcome them into the BMH family,” said Clifford “Chip” Guy, Vice President of Operations for BMH. “We look forward to
working with their seasoned team over the years to come.”




BMH began franchising with Buddy’s in 2015. “It was like purchasing a tried and true recipe,” said Guy. “You follow the instructions, and you will have a successful franchise whether it’s a single or multi-unit network. Buddy’s also has an incredible support team and fosters a culture that strives to treat every employee as family rather than just another number on the payroll.
We keep growing because we’re well supported, and our people continue to be the foundation of our success.”