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Apr 01, 2007 Issue #4

Cover Story

Small family business evolves into Texas chain

When Marvin Barish purchased Houston-based The Chair King in 1973, 23 years after it was founded, he was running two very small stores. Today, The Chair King boasts 18 locations across Texas with plans to continue growth. "At the time my father bought the business, it was a 'boom' time in the city of Houston," President David Barish said.