R.C. Willey Home Furnishings does its best to be top dog. The company drives traffic by giving away some 600,000 hot dogs a year at about a dozen stores in Utah, Nevada, California, and Idaho. Despite Sunday store closures and operations in only four states, R.C. Willey is one of the nation's largest furniture retailers. It sells furniture (La-Z-Boy, Flexsteel), appliances (GE, Maytag), electronics (Sony, Panasonic), and flooring. The company also sells mattresses (Serta, Spring Air, Simmons). In 1932 Rufus Call (R.C.) Willey sold appliances door-to-door; today the company he founded is run by his son-in-law, chairman Bill Child, and grandsons. Berkshire Hathaway purchased the company in 1995.