Dennee’s Distinctive Furnishings
"We love to see the joy we bring to a client when we complete the project.”
219 Avenue I in Redondo Beach | 310-540-0437
Dave, Maggie, Michelle, Mia and Monique, the owners of Dennee’s Distinctive Furnishings, were all born into the Dennee family and grew up in the family business. They bring many years of art and design education and practical field experience to the table and work as designers, buyers, showroom experts and various other roles as third-generation owners of the business. Their grandfather, Lloyd Dennee, first opened the company in Hawthorne, California in 1945 as a Goodyear tire store. He introduced TV sales to the store around 1950 and became the largest TV dealer in Southern California. Maxine Dennee, Lloyd’s wife, added a small furniture section around 1952. In 1965, the family phased out television sales and dedicated the business to furniture sales and design. Today, Dennee’s Distinctive Furnishings offers a full range of interior design, from paint selection to window coverings, furniture and accessories.
What would you like potential clients to know about you?
“We’re not just a furniture showroom but a wonderful menagerie of great art and accessories. We are available to assist in selection, or many clients want us just to `surprise and complete’ their project.”
Does it take a special set of skills to operate a successful business with family members?
“Like any business, but especially so with family, it takes consideration and communication.”
What gives your business a competitive edge?
“Our name has been synonymous with wonderful design and customer satisfaction for more than 65 years. As you look around and see the many businesses that have met their demise, you realize how significant it is to be able to say that we have survived this long and have continued to maintain the same quality and service reputation that we have always been known for.”
What is one word that you most want associated with you and your business?
How do you stay on top of the latest trends and advances in your field?
“We look to trends to a certain degree but would rather look at each project as a new challenge and not make a decision that will make what we do outdated in five years.”
How do you give back to your community?
“We assist in many different ways with local charities and schools.”