In 2004, the roots of Majek Furniture Warehouse were established when William Cuttita became business partners with his brother-in-law, Jerry Malek. The two began buying and selling antiques. Eventually, as the business evolved, Mr. Cuttita became increasingly interested in selling antique furniture. This interest eventually evolved and he decided that he wanted to open a furniture store selling new furniture only. He brought the idea to his business partner and brother-in-law, Jerry Malek, who agreed. Since the two had been selling antiques under Jerry’s last name, Malek, they decided to keep the name consistent and opened Malek Furniture Warehouse in Monticello, NY in Sullivan County. Soon after the store opened, Jerry decided he missed selling antiques and made the decision to leave the business. Despite his leaving, the choice was made to keep the store name, as to not confuse customers, and Bill Cuttita became the sole president of Malek Furniture Warehouse. The store retained this name for quite some time, however, because Jerry Malek and his wife (Bill’s sister) owned other local businesses utilizing their last name, confusion began to ensue as to who was responsible for the business and it was decided that Malek Furniture needed to change its name as it had inadvertently resulted in more confusion.
In 2006, a grand re-opening celebration was held and Malek Furniture Warehouse changed its name and adopted a new mascot. The mascot was the “Majek Monkey” (pronounced “magic”) who used his powers to change the “L” in Malek to a J-shaped banana, thereby creating the name Majek (pronounced Magic) Furniture Warehouse. The grand-reopening celebration was held in the summer of 2006 in conjunction with a fundraiser for CureSearch, to raise money for pediatric cancer. Majek Furniture Warehouse donated several thousand dollars worth of furniture which was raffled off at the grand re-opening celebration, with all of the raffle proceeds going to CureSearch. Additionally, Majek Furniture Warehouse agreed to match the amount of money raised through the raffle.
Since its grand reopening, Majek has been busy expanding and in 2009 they opened a second location in Ellenville, NY in Ulster County. Since its opening in 2004, Majek Furniture Warehouse has always been very interested in working with the community and has been a firm believer in giving back. In addition to working with CureSearch, Majek Furniture Warehouse has donated to The Boy Scouts, The Muscular Dystrophy Lock Up, March of Dimes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, WSUL/WVOS Heart-A-Thon, and the American Cancer Society. In addition to donating to Relay for Life in June 2010, Majek Furniture Warehouse employees showed their commitment to fighting cancer by creating a team and joining the walk at the Sullivan County Community College. Majek Furniture Warehouse has also donated to Fallsburg Youth Wrestling, Monticello Panthers Youth Football, and sponsored golf holes for a variety of local fundraisers, including the annual Sullivan ARC golf tournament. We have donated to local police and fire departments, as well as the NYS Police. We have also donated to the Shadowland Theater, several local Elks Lodges, and community penny socials. Majek Furniture Warehouse also donated prizes to the Ms. Sullivan County International Pageant and in March, the Majek Monkey made a guest appearance at the 2010 pageant to announce the winners. Majek Furniture sponsors local little league teams, and is currently a sponsor of the Liberty Little League. Additionally, Majek Furniture Warehouse continues to work with several not-for-profit agencies.
Majek Furniture Warehouse continues to grow and evolve as a furniture store and is committed to putting our customers first. We are proud to serve our community and dedicated to giving back. We believe in the importance of supporting the community and shopping local. For this reason, Majek Furniture Warehouse is dedicated to selling high-quality furniture at affordable prices, because we believe that shopping local should not mean paying more. We are committed to providing a pleasurable, no-pressure shopping experience and do not pay on commission. Our sales people are knowledgeable about our products and are available seven days a week to help you make your shopping experience enjoyable and informative. We invite you to come visit one of our two locations and experience the benefits of shopping local and saving money.