President
HOM Furniture

After riding the waterbed wave in the 1980s, brothers Wayne and Rod Johansen changed tack in the next decade and struck pay dirt in their astute observation that the Twin Cities market lacked a big-box furniture retailer with middle-range price points and a fun atmosphere. It led to the birth of the HOM Furniture concept. Wayne Johansen retired from the company’s day-to-day operations in 2007, but continues as HOM’s chief strategist, engineering an acquisition spree during the recession.