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Larry Domingue - Employee Spotlight July 2021

Larry Domingue - Employee Spotlight July 2021

On a very cold day 25 years ago, Larry Domingue began his career with Home Furniture at the Grand Opening of our Beaumont, TX location as the assistant manager. Says Larry, “Back then, the assistant manager’s duties also included overseeing their own warehousing, receivables, and deliveries of all merchandise along with managing customer service.”

 Larry’s prior experience as a trainer at Atlantic Southeast Airlines and working for Walmart in the retail world became invaluable for both him and Home Furniture.

In January of 2000, Larry earned the promotion of manager but only after, as he says, “I was put in Tony Kemp’s office with a very small desk in the corner…and I had four months of intense Tony Kemp!”  It is obvious that Larry’s experience and intense training has and still pays dividends for Home Furniture.

As he says, “My ultimate goal is for our employees to enjoy working for Home Furniture and for me. I always try to set employees up for success. When this happens, it is ‘Mission Accomplished.”

Ross Dees, COO and District Manager of Home Furniture,  says, “Larry is an awesome leader in our company!  He brings a lot of passion and energy to the Beaumont store and the entire company.”

Tony Kemp, CEO, adds, “Larry is one of the best store managers I have ever worked with; more importantly, he is a man of character and integrity. I am proud to call him my friend and brother.”

Outside of work, Larry is also very passionate about enjoying his family, including seven grandchildren along with “all levels of football, from peewee league to the pro league!” He also stays active in learning to build things like the remodeling of different rooms of his house. But, when given the opportunity, it is his “teaching and preaching the Word of God” that is the driving passion for him. While serving as a member of the deacon board in his church, teaching and filling in as needed for pastoring, Larry is also currently studying to become a licensed minister.

When asked to share the one thing that hardly any of us may not know, Larry admittedly reveals, “My wife has gotten me hooked on watching the reality show ‘Married at First Sight!”

Born in Port Arthur, TX, Larry moved to San Francisco, CA at the age of five and returned to Texas in the 6th grade. He now resides in Groves, TX with his wife, Patti, and their two youngest sons, Jayden and Jeremiah.

Larry also adds, “The greatest thing about our company is: 1) Home Furniture is dedicated to taking care of our customers and 2) Home Furniture is dedicated to our employees. It can’t get any better than that.”

Thank you, Larry, for your passion for leading by example through both your words and actions along with your steadfast commitment to maintaining the Home Furniture culture.