Buddy Bi-Rite, known today as Buddy’s Home Furnishings was founded in 1961 in Tampa, Florida, as a retail outlet for used appliances. Buddy’s expanded its product line to include furniture, electronics and home accessories while offering a new program that allowed consumers to attain ownership of these goods through affordable payments without the constraints of traditional credit or financing.
Headquartered in Orlando, Buddy’s Home Furnishings is now the country's largest rental-purchase franchisor and the third largest rent-to-own company in the industry with more than 300 stores operating throughout the United States and Guam.
Join one of the Fastest Growing Lease Purchase / Rent to Own Company in America – Buddy’s Home Furnishings is the third largest Rent-To-Own (“RTO”) furniture, appliance, electronic and computer provider in the United States. Over the past five years, Buddy’s has aggressively expanded its footprint by adding new company-owned and franchised stores outside of its home area. Currently, Buddy’s has more than 300 locations operating in the U.S. and Guam. The Company plans to continue this rapid growth over the next several years by opening new company-owned stores, acquiring independently operated RTO stores and franchising stores.