About Us

OReillyGrandkidsWelcome to O’Reilly’s Furniture. My name is Gary O’Reilly, and I started in the furniture business back in 1972 at Fox Lake Furniture. I am proud to have customers from so long ago that still come in to see me today!

After a few successful years at Fox Lake and in Round Lake Beach, I moved my small business to Libertyville in July 1977. What started as a modest 4,200 square-foot store eventually grew into a 90,000 square-foot super store, which made us the largest furniture store in Northern Illinois.

When the furniture industry moved manufacturing to China in the early 2000s, furniture stores across the country lost significant volume. My last three years in business were not profitable at all. It was heartbreaking to have to close my business and say goodbye to a staff that had become family. I sold the 90,000 square-foot building in July 2008 and retired. Even though I have five wonderful grandchildren (pictured here), I missed going to work. So as Michael Jordan once said, “I’m back.”

Now in 2014 our business is thriving thanks to our thousands of returning customers. I opened a new store in Vernon Hills five years ago with the promise of additional space when business got better. Business did get better, but sadly, the leasing company wanted the shopping center to showcase national brands over locally-owned stores like mine.

I am now privileged to have my family-run business in Libertyville and the Green Tree Plaza where I was located from 1977 to 2001. It feels so right to be home! Our new location is almost 3 times bigger than the Vernon Hills store. I can show 15 bedroom sets in the higher quality that my customers expect from O’Reilly’s, but at Gary’s great deals. I have also added a great selection of Amish furniture, which is made in America!

We have been proud to offer exceptional service and products to our loyal customers for so many years! We’re so happy to catch up with our repeat customers and introduce ourselves to new ones.

If you get a chance, please stop in and see for yourself what a family business with strong community roots is all about!

Thanks, Gary O’Reilly


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