In the year 2000 Marty Hargroder opened Showtyme Home Furnishings in Opelousas Louisiana. Located on a main street in the city, this rent-to-own store proved to be very successful. With the promise of no-money-down to first time customers, free delivery, and very affordable prices Showtyme became very popular to the residential and surrounding areas. Because of the popularity of the store, Marty decided to expand the brand. In 2005 the Lafayette store was established and the Eunice location followed in 2009. Now with three stores in Louisiana, Showtyme Home Furnishings has serviced a number of towns and cities that other furniture stores were not. With an expanding customer base via television commercials, radio advertisement, and now internet, the store that opened over ten years ago is maintaining a lasting ability by reaching out to customers in new ways.