Legacy Born in 1966
Jim Martin, while employed at Glosson Freightways in Lexington, North Carolina, founded Transit Damaged Freight with his wife, Marybelle. Initially capitalizing on transit damaged furniture from factories, other trucking companies, and even the railroad, Jim's vision grew. Over time, he incorporated new furniture lines, scooping up discontinued ranges and close-outs, and offered them at unbeatable outlet prices. What began as a single store in Lexington burgeoned into six stores and two expansive warehouse buildings across North Carolina.
A Family Tradition
The early 2000s witnessed a leadership transition. Jim's legacy was upheld by his son, Jerry Martin, alongside siblings Tracie Landreth and Tommy Martin. This trio carried forward the mission of Transit Damaged Freight – delivering quality furniture at pocket-friendly prices, just like their pioneering parents had envisioned.
Reimagined for the Modern Era
In October 2020, the torch was passed to a new ownership duo: cousins John Browning and Timothy Barker. Still deep-rooted in its family ethos, TDF welcomed John's wife Tammy, daughter Emily, and son-in-law Garrett DeFries into the fold, both in spirit and management. Under this renewed leadership, we embraced change, transitioning to the name everyone recognizes today: TDF Furniture.