Merit Home Furniture Celebrates 38 Years on Vancouver Island


The Merit furniture chain has been on Vancouver Island for 38 years and has deep ties to many communities. These family roots began when Sandy Sandhu came to Canada from India in the mid-1930s. Sandhu first worked at the Mesachie Lake sawmill before moving into the furniture retail business. The chain began with a small store in Lake Cowichan and, along with son Jeet, Sandhu’s father-son team built outlets in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Kamloops and Duncan.

“We are the premier furniture chain on Vancouver Island. There’s a lot to do with top brands in our many galleries and showrooms,” says Mark Melnyk, manager of Merit Home Furniture & Appliances in Campbell River.

With brand knowledge that spans over half a century, Merit has the expertise and passion to find customers the perfect fit for furniture needs.

“We help customers find the furniture they love at prices they can afford,” says Melnyk. “We hire locally, buy locally, and offer a wide selection of BC-made furniture.”


“With huge stores filled with the best products available, design specialists can offer personalized attention to customers looking to renovate, redesign or move into new construction,” says Melnyk.

Do you need it today? Bring your truck! Merit Home Furniture has products in stock upon request. Many stores also carry appliances from major brands such as KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool, Bosch, Electrolux, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, Danby and many more; customers can easily find a device that suits their design and space.

“The ability to meet our customers’ needs isn’t the only thing that sets us apart,” says Melnyk. “It’s our people who really care about the people we serve. We listen and respond by finding the perfect fit every time.

Do you need it today? Bring your truck! Merit Home Furniture has products in stock upon request.

A better rest is just overnight with top brands like Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Restwell and other great choices. Merit Home Furniture stores can easily boast large sleep centers with dozens of mattresses and their factory-trained professional sleep advisors who can provide a personalized comfort profile; converting to restful Zs is as easy as ABC.

Merit Home Furniture on Vancouver Island also has many stores with a wide selection of La-Z-Boy recliners, some with the most extensive selection on the island. La-Z-Boy is a household name in quality recliners, dating back to the 1920s.

At Merit stores that carry La-Z-Boy, customers can find experts who know about the health benefits of these well-known recliners. They are not just a chair. According to a study conducted by the Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center in New York, La-Z-Boy recliners help minimize pain associated with back and leg injuries. The chair allows the contraction of the muscles around the spine. Innovative design with a stellar reputation in comfortable home furnishings, La-Z-Boy offers Merit customers the opportunity to sit back, relax and get great value.

Make the difference

At Merit Home Furniture on Vancouver Island, they understand the importance of family and the comforting essentials of a home. They work to achieve a vital community partnership with Island residents.

Through the Sandhu family’s mentorship, Merit Home Furniture store managers and administrators have learned the importance of high standards.

“The Sandhu family gave us the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in the industry,” says Melnyk. “They guided us in customer relationship management and how to build customer loyalty through product knowledge and personalized service. They taught us how to be better business people.

With product knowledge, furniture available on demand, and competitive pricing, Merit Home Furniture stores are easily here for another 38 years. Check out Merit Home Furniture for personalized service and a huge selection without the high price tag.

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