14 Dec San Diego’s Prized Family Business, Jerome’s Furniture Opens New Location in Moreno Valley
In November, Jerome’s Furniture, San Diego’s most prized family-owned business, opened the doors to its newest showroom in the second largest city in Riverside County, Moreno Valley. City of Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Alberto Gutierrez and other community leaders joined the Navarra family, the owners of Jerome’s Furniture, and attended the grand opening event across from the Towngate Crossing Shopping Center off the Pomona Freeway.
“The location is ideal, and the market is deserving of a furniture retailer that puts customers first,” said Adrienne Navarra, senior vice president of Jerome’s Furniture in Furniture Today. “We’re doing so with an experience that places the heritage and warmth of our family business at the forefront. The showroom’s layout, design and customer interaction emphasizes our family of employees and the many people behind Jerome’s.”
Josh McKeown, a project manager with KCM Group, oversaw the Jerome’s Furniture project which involved the renovation of an existing 40,000 square-foot retail location at a total construction cost of just over one million dollars. McKeown worked closely with the Navarra family to convert the space which was previously occupied by Sports Authority, a sporting goods retailer, into a Jerome’s Furniture showroom. The conversion included a new floor, wall finishes, interior partitions, millwork, mechanical systems and new energy-efficient LED fixtures. An 8-year veteran with KCM Group, McKeown has many years of experience working for large commercial general contractors in both Texas and San Diego, which was critical to successfully opening the store under a tight two-month deadline.
“It was an honor to serve as project manager and advocate for the Navarra family on this project,” said McKeown. “They’re a San Diego staple and a big supporter of so much in our community. I’m proud of how we were able to finish this project on-budget and in time for the holiday season. Cheers to more families enjoying a comfortable couch at home during the holidays.”
With this Jerome’s Furniture project, McKeown worked directly with the general contractor, Halstead Construction, the architect, Gkkworks, and their subcontractors on behalf of the Navarra family. The project had a very aggressive schedule and needed to be completed in less than 3 months to be open in time for Thanksgiving.
The latest Moreno Valley store at 12500 Day Street includes the company’s new warm warehouse concept which boasts of a very modern and industrial look and includes design elements such as polished concrete flooring, metal casework and a neutral color palette throughout the 40,300 square feet of showroom space. The new location will serve residents in Moreno Valley, Perris, Sun City, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont as well as the Eastern communities of Box Springs, Canyon Crest, Orange Crest, and Mission Grove. This Jerome’s Furniture showroom is the 14th store among other store locations in San Diego, Riverside, the Inland Empire, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles area.