Third-generation furniture chain president named to ARA board

Shane Spiller, president of Spiller Furniture & Mattress, has been elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. His two-year term begins Jan. 1.

Spiller Furniture & Mattress, a regional 14-store home furnishing chain that has been in operation for 70 years, sells home furnishing, mattresses and appliances. The business employs 115 in Alabama and Mississippi. Its 11 Alabama stores are in Aliceville, Brent, Demopolis, Eutaw, Greensboro, Northport, Prattville, Reform, Selma, Thomasville and Tuscaloosa. Spiller Furniture has been an Alabama Retail member since 1994.

James E. Spiller Jr. began selling used furniture in 1948 in Tuscaloosa. His son, Mike Spiller, took over the company just prior to his dad’s death in 1982 and expanded the business to 18 stores. Shane Spiller, 45, is the third-generation operator. He became president in 2004 at the age of 30. His father retired from the business in 2012.

Shane Spiller has distinguished himself on the local, state, regional and national levels as a retailer, businessman and community champion. Twice – in 2015 and 2012 – The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honored him with its “Distinguished Service Award.” In 2015, Spiller also was recognized as an Alabama Retailer of the Year and as the North American Home Furnishings Association Retailer of the Year in the company’s sales category. In 2004, he became the third generation of the family to be named Retailer of the Year by the Southeastern Home Furnishing Association.

Spiller graduated from the University of Alabama in 1995 with a degree in business management. He and his wife, Emily, reside in his native Tuscaloosa with their five children.

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The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,200 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.

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