Tip Top Furniture – Freehold, New York
Tip Top Furniture & Flooring is family owned and operated, and has been in business since 1978. We have always done our best to provide the best quality furniture, mattresses, window treatment and floor coverings all at a great value to our customers.
Our furniture department represents over 50 different furniture and accessory manufactures from all around the country.
Our flooring department now offers beautiful choices from over 25 different manufacturers of fine hardwood flooring, carpets, and high quality laminates.
We have one stop shopping for our customers’ convenience. We have the latest in design technology to help our customers visualize our products in their home. Our staff is design oriented to help our customers make good buying decisions.
We promote our best buys every month passing on the savings to our customers. Please be sure to check our monthly specials that can save you at least 10% – 60% off retail value on high quality furniture & mattress brands.
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Kenneth E. Dudley, born in Westerlo and raised in Freehold, NY founded Tip Top Furniture in 1978. I guess one could say that Ken was always a mover and shaker because he decided to get into the furniture business after buying a truckload of shoes off a buddy. He then sold those shoes from the porch of his home in Freehold, NY. Soon thereafter, he started to buy truckloads of furniture and shortly after that he bought the original Tip Top Furniture building. It was a brick building last operated as a tractor store, connected to the Freehold Country Store. As time went on, there were many changes made to the Tip Top building. This was to make room for the many things that Tip Top sold over the years. In the 80’s, we were one of the first to sell satellite dishes. In addition, Tip Top sold kitchen cabinets, appliances, Televisions, wall paper, flooring, window treatments and lighting. Anything needed for one’s home Ken tried to make room to sell. It was the beginning of his vision. One-stop shopping in Freehold! Who would have thunk it!
Tragically, Ken lost his nearly 30,000 sq. ft. store and warehouse to a fire in 1990. You would think Ken would have given up after this, but instead, he put up a tent in the front lot, ordered a new set of catalogs from his manufacturers and forged forward. He had a family to feed and people relying on him who had to do the same for theirs.
In 2010 Ken partnered with the Serta Bedding plant in Coxsackie, NY to add America’s Mattress to the store. Then with Carpet One in 2012.
Here we are today standing tall through recessions, tragedies and crises. It is this fight that has made us what we are. The store has been family-run and operated since the very start. Ken’s nieces, nephews, sister, father-in-law and even his mother worked for him. His daughter fondly tells stories of getting off the school bus at Tip Top and helping her grandmother clean the store. Learning to dust with the grain of the wood and that little people were better at dusting under tables than the bigger ones. For her efforts, Mae Dudley would take Donna Mae to the corner store for a .25 cent ice cream cone, which she would eat while her grandmother read her a story.
If you walk into Tip Top these days you will be likely to see Papa Ken having his grandchildren teach him how to use his iPhone while Donna Mae and Brian, along with Donna Mae’s Husband running the day to day. Ken, as always is trying to figure out what to move and shake next while his immediate family takes care of the details. If you have read this and you stop by be sure to say howdy to one of the Dudley’s and they are likely to offer you a cup of coffee and ask you to stay a while.