Vanguard is a fashion-driven company with the goal of being the home furnishings leader in style, value and service while ultimately enriching lives through custom-crafted furniture. Vanguard Furniture is the industry leader in fashion and continues to make good on its name with a vision to ultimately enrich lives through custom-crafted furniture from one velvet chair to endless possibilities. Lead by designers Michael Weiss, Thom Filicia and John Black, Vanguard prides itself on being a fashion leader in the industry. Vanguard Furniture, a family held company, employs over 600 associates and is currently operating out of six manufacturing buildings in Hickory, NC, a 40,000-square-foot showroom in High Point, NC, and a new manufacturing location in Hillsville, VA. As a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Vanguard's green initiatives include recycling 95% of all post manufacturing waste — recycling paper, fabric scraps, metal, wood scrap, plastic and corrugated products. Being sustainable is as a way of life at Vanguard.