Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces the opening of a new easyhome store at 3629 S. Noland Rd, in Independence, MO. The store had their grand opening on Saturday October 1st and joins easyhome stores in the Wyandotte Plaza in Kansas City, Kansas and in the West Market Shopping Center in Olathe to serve the greater Kansas City area. Mr. Gates stated, “We are excited to bring an easyhome store to Noland, Rd. Dave Smith, Vice President of Operations, has put together a great team led by Store Manager, Stacy Thomas, to open this Independence, MO store. They will represent the easyhome brand in a superb manner. The easyhome concept has proven to be quite successful; therefore, we have great expectations the consumers in Independence will love the outstanding customer service they will experience at our new store.” Bud Gates was formerly Chairman and CEO at Rent-A-Center and THORN Americas, Inc. easygates, LLC, was established in 2007 by Bud Gates to create a platform to develop both corporate and franchise easyhome stores offering top quality, name brand household furnishings, appliances and electronics with flexible payment plans. easygates, LLC has the exclusive rights to franchise or operate easyhome stores in all 50 states in the U.S. As of October 1st, 2016, easygates has 44 franchised stores in 17 different states across the U.S.