Established in 1946 by Emett Campbell and Carlton Dance (Sammy's Father), as Campbell and Dance Hardware on the West side of the Center Square.
In 1956 they started selling General Electric Appliances and Speed Queen washers. They sold hundreds of the old reliable Speed Queen wringer washers. Dance Furniture and Appliance still carries GE Appliances and Speed Queen today.
In 1960 Carlton bought out Emett's interest and created Carlton Dance Furniture, Appliance and Hardware.
After Carlton's untimely death in 1962; Sammy and his sister Connie started the daily management of the business.
Then in 1977, Sammy purchased Connie's interest in the business.
In 1985, the constraints of the small building on the square became too much and Sammy moved the business to a new and larger location at 108 Selma Street, formerly the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. The building was extensively remodeled to have a fresh look.
In 1998, the building was expanded and remodeled again to create a showroom space of almost 25,000 square feet.
Sammy sold his interest in the business to his son, Spence, in 2005. Spence is still the owner and manager today along with his "Never Retiring" father by his side.