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Buddy’s Home Furnishings Acquires HomeSmart

Buddy’s Home Furnishings has completed its acquisition of HomeSmart and has successfully converted 67 of HomeSmart’s store locations throughout the South-Eastern US and Georgia. Buddys-Home-Furnishings-LogoAugust 16th, 2016, ORLANDO, FL – Buddy’s Home Furnishings based in Orlando, FL completed its acquisition of HomeSmart from Aaron’s, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA on May 13, 2016.  Buddy’s is excited to announce the acquisition and franchise conversion of 67 HomeSmart locations, located across the South-Eastern United States.  Today Buddy’s has 279 stores across twenty US States and Guam. “The HomeSmart acquisition presented a great growth opportunity for both Buddy’s and our franchise partners, and we are thrilled to welcome its associates to the Buddy’s Family.  We are the fastest growing RTO company in America and we are very excited to expand the Buddy’s brand into many new markets that previously we did not service.”  Buddy’s COO Michael Bennett said as part of the announcement. About Buddy’s Home Furnishings For the past 55 years, Buddy’s Home Furnishings has been a leader in rent to own industry. The company offers top brands including Ashley, Dell, HP, Whirlpool, Maytag, and Acer at low everyday prices using a rent to own model.  Today Buddy’s has 279 stores across twenty US States and Guam.  Additional information about Buddy’s Home Furnishings and our franchise program is available at and

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