Taylor G. Vaughan, Sr. and his brother Bunyan C. Vaughan and members of their families and friends set out to begin a furniture manufacturing business that would survive the Great Depression to become the established Vaughan family legacy that endures today. The company was organized, financed and built to manufacture a line of dining room furniture to complement another company’s line of bedroom furniture.
During the 1930’s, Vaughan was selling complete bedroom suites for as little as $24.95. In 1954, the lowest priced bedroom suite sold for $69.95. The suite included a double dresser, chest-of-drawers, tilting Venetian plate glass mirror, bookcase headboard and panel footboard. Two higher priced suites were competitively priced for $79.95 and $89.95.
During the mid-1950’s, when Taylor’s son George was elected president, improvements were made in manufacturing and efficiency. By 1964, Vaughan orders had doubled and so had the manufacturing space. In the years that followed, through 1997, the company continued to grow and acquire manufacturing plants at a rate that may never be seen again.