In the summer of 1992, Steve and Nancy moved from California to Arkansas in search of a more wholesome, slower-paced place to raise their three children. They
found it in NW Arkansas. After several years of working various jobs, they decided to start their own business. Nancy had been interested in antiques since the age
of 15, and has been collecting them ever since. The idea of opening an Antique Mall just seemed the natural thing to do. So, in the Fall of 1997,
Homestead Antique Mall was born. Even though neither can boast of college degrees, Steve and Nancy consider themselves blessed with common sense, fiscal responsibility,
and good customer service skills. Consequently, Homestead has flourished and is in its sixteenth year of business.
In searching for a commercial parcel in Rogers, they made it a priority that the store be situated on a heavily traveled road. Mr. Roy Ritter (founder
of AQ Chicken House) happened to be selling off some of his land at that time, and they quickly entered into a contract for the commercial lot on Hudson Road. Steve
designed the layout of the 8,000 sq ft building which has over 90 various-sized booths, plus wall space and glass showcases. Another priority was that the building
had to be well lit & organized. It didn't take long for the store to fill with vendors. They found that people loved having booth space to sell their
wares. It seems there is a little bit of "merchant" in all of us!
Steve & Nancy receive compliments every day from happy customers about their store. They love hearing feedback like that! The main compliments received are usually how clean
and nicely organized the store is, not to mention all the wonderful items for sale! Another compliment they always hear is how much the customers enjoy the satallite
radio station that plays great songs from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's while they shop. They sometimes see customers singing along and dancing down the aisles! And
it's so rewarding when their customers find just what they've been hunting for. They strive to have their customers leave the store happy! Their business is based on
honesty, integrity, quality items and great customer/vendor service.
Steve & Nancy attribute their success to lots of hard work, great vendors,
wonderful customers, and the good Lord.
Homestead Antique Mall
3223 W. Hudson Road
Rogers, AR 72756
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways,
acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3: 5,6