The story of Graugnard Furniture and Appliance is as historic and unique as the family who opened and expanded it into a shining example of what one’s dreams can accomplish and the hundreds of lives that can be effected for the better by staying true to yourself and your beliefs.
Graugnard Furniture and Appliance, Inc. roots date back to 1890. The family business started as a general merchandise store serving the small community of St. James with everything from hardware to groceries. It was then part of a sugarcane plantation operation.
In 1968, Marcel Graugnard Sr. purchased the business from his three brothers and formed Graugnard, Inc. As the home furnishings division of the business grew, Marcel, Sr. purchased Wright’s Furniture store in Donaldsonville in 1972 and put Sonny, his oldest son in charge.
At the age of 22, Sonny took over the retail operation after the untimely death of his father, Marcel, Sr. The Donaldsonville store continued to grow in sales because of the hard work of Sonny and the communities’ support and continues today as a cornerstone business in this historic community.
Graugnard’s is part of the community it serves. The company and the general manager firmly believe it is better to give than receive. Throughout the year, Graugnard’s is a front supporter of area schools, religious organizations, non-profit organizations, fund-raisers, festivals and more.
Everyone in the city of Donaldsonville can tell you a favorite Graugnard story just as everyone who walks into Graugnard’s is known by name.
Graugnard Furniture and Appliance, Inc at 622 Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville, Louisiana is one of only a few independent businesses that have been able to grow and profit alongside of the big box retailers. Such a rarity in today’s corporate mergers and takeovers. Sonny is quick to say it is only because of the real care and understanding of the customer’s they serve.
Graugnards offers a wide variety of name brand furniture, electronics, and appliances at competitive prices. Every item sold is backed by solid hometown service, same or next day delivery and a complete satisfaction guarantee.
“The strength of a town is it’s people, and that is what makes a town. The friendliness and outgoingness of the people of Donaldsonville and all of south Louisiana is what makes a combination that can’t be beat,” states Sonny.
Graugnard's Warehouse Showroom, opened in 2007, boasts over 20,000 square feet of furniture selection. Discount prices on the largest selection of furniture in our history. The new showroom triples our furniture selection, and at discount prices. Get directions to our showroom by clicking here.