Scan Home was founded in the summer of 1983 by Carl and Barbara Propes. Five containers of furniture were imported from Denmark and sold at the old sports arena. The objective was to offer moderately-priced “knock-down” Scandinavian furniture to the residents of Alaska similar to what was available “outside”. Following the container sale Carl and Barbara opened a 3,100 square foot store in early 1984 on West 36th Avenue in Anchorage. Barbara and Carl’s children, Lindsay and Alex, often played in the store while they were growing up. Lindsay recently received her Master’s degree in International Politics from New York University, while Alex received his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics in 2010 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. In 2005 Carl purchased Barbara’s interest in the business.
In 1996 Scan Home opened its first free-standing office furniture store. Since that time the locations have changed, but we still operate a home furnishings store and an office furniture store.