Coon Rapids-based HOM Furniture started in 1973 as a wholesale and retail gift import business. Today HOM is a big regional player as a full-service furniture retailer with 17 stores in the five-state area, including 11 in Minnesota. “Our whole industry’s done well in the pandemic. … Everybody’s investing in their home right now,” says Rod Johansen. HOM acquired Gabberts Furniture in 2008 and launched the lower-priced Dock 86 brand in 2010. In Little Canada and Bloomington, it has all three under one roof. “We like to grow smart and steady,” says Johansen, adding that the company is “always looking” for new locations.