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Rudy Pelle

Founder of Rudy's Furniture

December 1933 - June 2012


What began as a hobby for Asheville resident Rudy Pelle, evolved into a mega warehouse of upscale furniture and home accessories.


Rudy's expertise began in the car business which landed him the first Sports Illustrated Import Dealer of the Year and National President of several dealer councils. Retiring from the car business in 1998, he soon began to make his way into the furniture world. 


By repairing antiques and buying closeouts of high end furniture manufactures, he quickly figured out that there was a need to give his friends and family great furniture at unbelievable savings. He built all of his businesses with the same foundation - always give back to the community and treat everyone how you would want to be treated. 


He found great joy in meeting people from all walks of life and getting to know them. Customers were not considered customers, they were considered friends. His quick wit and infectious spirit continues to be missed by all.


Rudy's wife of 56 years, Dixie Pelle, is continuing the same tradition of providing a unique experience in furniture shopping by keeping the legacy of Rudy alive. On behalf of the entire Pelle family and our dedicated employees, we look forward to serving you!

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