Stephen C. Silver started the company as a sole proprietorship in April 1983 selling imported goods at flea markets. Once the company went into furniture it grew. Steve Silver Company has expanded over time to become a global low-cost leader in casual dining and occasional furniture. The company operates from a 500,000 square foot, state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facility. The company is headquartered in Forney, TX, just outside Dallas, with extensive overseas sourcing and quality control expertise and more than 60 people on the ground in five different Asian offices. The company excels in cost-effective design and delivery of high quality furniture at value oriented price points. The company also is an industry leader in customer service with a dedicated customer service staff and more than 7,000 spare parts on hand for immediate delivery. In 2011 Steve Silver Company became an employee owned company (ESOP). In 2014 Steve Silver Company won the prestigious Excellence in Ownership Award for having innovative processes and is ranked as a top ESOP by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).