A Working List
of
Historic Michigan
Furniture Manufacturers

The basis for this list is Grand Rapids Area Furniture Companies, compiled by Dr. Richard H. Harms, Curator of Archives of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Names of companies not in the Grand Rapids area have been added based on information from furniture trade periodicals and business directories. Please note that this is a working list and not all data has been confirmed. Therefore, use this list as a starting point, and not as a final resource. Open dates should not be interpreted to mean that the firm is still in operation. Two blue asterisks ** denote those companies still in operation in Michigan as of June 1997.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

  • A. & M. Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1942-1942)
  • A. & W. Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1948-1952)
  • A. Coy & Co., Grand Rapids (1901-1912)
  • A. E. Palmer & Son, Adrian (operating ca. 1928)
  • A. Falkel & Son, Grand Rapids (1913-1925)
  • A-One Finishing Co., Grand Rapids (1982-1984)
  • Acme Bed Co., Grand Rapids (1938-1938)
  • Acme Chair Co., Reading (operating by 1907 - after 1927)
  • Acme Reed Furniture Co. , Jackson
  • Adjustable Table Co. ,Grand Rapids (1905-1937)
  • Alexis Mfg. Co., Grand Rapids (1945-present)**
  • Allegan Furniture Mfg. Co., Allegan (operating ca.1937)
  • Allegan Furniture Shops, Allegan (operating ca.1926-1928)
  • Allen, Zenas E. Co.
    see: Zenas E. Allen Co.
  • Alt & Batsche Mfg. Co., Grand Rapids (1914-1916)
  • American Carving & Mfg. Co., Grand Rapids (1892-1912)
  • American Child Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1949-1952)
  • American Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1913-1914)
  • American Patent Dressing Case Co., Grand Rapids (1886-1889)
  • American Seating, Grand Rapids (1886-present) **
    began as Grand Rapids School Furniture
  • American Upholstery and Manufacturing, Detroit
  • Anderson Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1934)
  • Andy Mouw Davenola Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1928)
  • Andy Mouw Inc., Grand Rapids (1921-1928)
  • Antique Reproductions, Grand Rapids (1971-1981)
  • The Anway Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1911)
  • Arcadia Furniture Co., Arcadia (operating by 1907 - after 1940)
  • Architectural Systems Inc. , Grand Rapids (1957-1961)
    see: Westinghouse Architectural Systems Division
  • Architectural Woodworking Co., Grand Rapids (1910-1911)
  • Art Wood Carving & Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1915)
  • Ash, Wayne E. , Grand Rapids (1931)
  • Atkins & Soule, Grand Rapids (1867-1868)
  • Atlas Parlor Furniture Co., Muskegon (ca. 1907)
  • Aulsbrook & Jones Furniture Co., Sturgis and Grand Rapids (ca. 1926-1928)
  • Aulsbrook & Sturges, Sturgis (ca. 1907)
  • The Aulsbrook Co., Detroit (ca. 1928)
  • Automatic Folding Bed Co., Port Huron (ca. 1907)

B

  • B & B Frame Co., Grand Rapids (1942-1947)
  • B & B Upholstery, Grand Rapids (1946-1947)
  • B & J Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1934-1935)
  • Baker Furniture Co.-Allegan, Holland, Grand Rapids (1890-present)**
    purchased Williams-Kimp Co., 1952
    purchased Grand Rapids Chair Co., 1957
    purchased Barnard & Simonds Co., 1967
    purchased Kozak Studios, 1967
    merged with Knapp & Tubbs, 1972
    purchased Mastercraft Co., 1974
    sold to Magnavox, 1969
    sold to North American Phillips Co., 1976
    sold to Koehler Co., 1986
  • Bains-Mosier & Co., Allegan (ca. 1907)
  • Ball, Noyes and Colby Co., Grand Rapids (1855-ca. 1857)
  • Barber Brothers Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1904-ca.1907)
  • Barber & Shank, Grand Rapids (1902-1967)
  • Barcalo Manufacturing Co., Detroit (ca. 1928)
  • Barnard, R.A. Co.
    see: R.A. Barnard Co.
  • Barnard & Simonds Co., Inc., Grand Rapids (1898-1971)
    organized in Rochester, NY; showroom in Grand Rapids
    moved to Grand Rapids in 1958
    purchased Michigan Furniture Shops, 1958
    purchased by Baker Furniture, 1967
  • Barr, H.O. , Grand Rapids (1879-1880)
  • Bart, J., Upholstery Co.
    see: J. Bart Upholstery Co.
  • Barton Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1927-1935)
  • Battle Creek Table Co., Battle Creek (ca. 1907)
  • Bay Parlor Furniture Mfg. Co., Grand Rapids (1927)
  • Bay View Furniture Co., Holland (by 1907 - 1926)
  • Bay View Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1931-1954)
  • Albert Baxter & Cyrus E. Bemis Chair Shop, Grand Rapids (1849-ca. 1950)
  • Baxter, Solon W. & Co.
    see: Solon W. Baxter & Co.
  • Beauty Craft Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1950-1957)
  • Bechtold Brothers Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1914- 1968)
    became Bechtold Brothers Furniture Co. Inc.
  • Bechtold Brothers Furniture Co. Inc., Grand Rapids (1968-1978)
  • The Beckwith Co., Dowagiac (ca. 1928)
  • Beckwith, Raymond, Grand Rapids (1931)
  • Belding-Hall Manufacturing Co., Belding (by 1907-after 1927)
  • Bendekgey Carving Shop, Grand Rapids (1951-1969)
  • Bennett Wood Specialties, Grand Rapids (1906-present)**
    moved from Hart to Zeeland, 1928
    name changed from Bennett Wood Lumber & Mfg Co., 1971
  • Bergsma Brothers, Grand Rapids (1953-1962)
    purchased Gunn Furniture Co., 1953
    purchased Excelsior Furniture Co., 1953
    purchased Jewell Furniture Co., 1953
    purchased Imperial Furniture Co., 1954; line discontinued in 1970
    dropped furniture line for contract line, 1962
    became part of Norlin Co., makers of organs
  • Berkey & Eggleston, Grand Rapids (1859-1862)
    became Berkey & Matter
  • Berkey & Matter, Grand Rapids (1862)
    became Berkey Bros. & Co.
  • Berkey Bros. & Co. , Grand Rapids (1863-1866)
    became Berkey Bros. & Gay
  • Berkey Brothers & Gay, (1866-1873)
    became Berkey & Gay Furniture Co.
  • Berkey & Gay Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1853-1935, 1941-1954)
    began as Berkey & Eggleston, 1859
    purchased by Simmons Co. of Rockford, IL, 1929
    bankrupt, 1932
    reopened for war work, 1941-1945
    furniture, 1945-1948
    finally dissolved, 1954
  • Berkey, William A. Co.
    see: William A. Berkey Co.
  • Bernard L. Erstein Co. Inc., Grand Rapids (1927-1961)
  • Berry Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1934)
  • Bettinghouse & Hoag , Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Beuschel, George P. , Grand Rapids (1936)
  • Big Rapids Furniture Manufacturing Co., Big Rapids (by 1907-after 1927)
  • Bilt-Rite Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1940)
  • Biltwell Upholstery, Grand Rapids (1934-1935)
  • Bishop Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1901-1906)
  • Black, George H., Buchanan, (operating ca. 1907)
  • Black Upholstering and Finishing, Grand Rapids (1961)
  • Blank, John E. , Grand Rapids (1956-1957)
  • Blickley, Steven J., Grand Rapids (1992)
  • Bobb Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1936)
  • Bobb Furniture Co., Kalamazoo (operating ca. 1936)
  • Bodart Furniture Inc., Grand Rapids (1940-1972)
  • Boyce Brothers, Grand Rapids, (1915-1925)
  • Boynton, Creque & Co., Grand Rapids (1870-1874)
  • Bradfield Folding Table Co., Grand Rapids (1879-1889)
  • Brandt of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1946-1983)
    purchased Grand Rapids Folding Table Co. II, 1958
  • Breas, Jacob , Grand Rapids (1931)
  • Brockmeier Piano Co., Grand Rapids (1908-1911)
  • Brothers Forslund , Grand Rapids (1933-1989)
    purchased Paalman Furniture Co., 1966
    see also: Carl Forslund Inc.
  • Brower Co. , Grand Rapids (1915-1917)
  • Brower Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1981)
    became a division of Great Western Group, Inc.
  • Brown Brothers, Grand Rapids (1936)
  • Brown, Hall & Co., Grand Rapids (1897)
  • Brown-Morse Co., Muskegon (operating ca. 1928)
  • Budington & Turnham , Grand Rapids (1865-1870)
  • Budington, C.O.
    see: C.O. Budington
  • Buffalo Lounge Co., Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Buiten, Doezema & Co., Grand Rapids (1908-1911)
  • Buiten & Shank , Grand Rapids (1928-1932)
    successor to The Cabinet Shops
  • The Bungalow Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1911)
  • Burch, O.G. , Grand Rapids (1909)
  • Butler, Samuel, Cabinets
    see: Samuel Butler Cabinets
  • Burg Brothers, Grand Rapids (1934-1945)
  • Burg, William, Grand Rapids (1932-1933)
  • Burnett & Van Overen, Grand Rapids (1903-1907)

C

  • C.A. Berry Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913-1914)
  • C.A. Greenman Furniture Co.
    see: Charles A. Greenman Furniture Co.
  • C.A. Lauzon Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913-1926)
    Sold to Ralph Morse.
  • C.B. Robinson & Sons, Grand Rapids (1906-1913)
  • C.C. Comstock Co., Grand Rapids (1857-1863)
    had been Winchester & Haldane
    became Comstock, Nelson & Co.
  • C.H. Haberkorn & Co., Detroit (operating by 1907-after 1927)
  • C.O. Budington , Grand Rapids (1870)
  • C.S. Paine Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1892-1924)
    several officers formed Williams-Kimp in 1925
  • The Cabinet Shops, Grand Rapids (before 1922-1928)
    succeeded by Buiten & Shank, 1928
  • Cabinetmakers Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1908)
    Moved to Sturgis, MI
  • Cadillac Cabinet Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Cadillac Marine & Boat Co. (post World War II)
  • Calvin Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1953-1973)
  • Campbell, S.J. Furniture
    see: S.J. Campbell Furniture
  • Carl Forslund Inc., Grand Rapids (1969-1992)
  • Carleton-Surrey , Grand Rapids (1902-present)**
  • Caster Furniture Association, Grand Rapids (1886-)
  • Central Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1892-1903)
    Became part of Shelton-Snyder Furniture Co.
  • Century Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1900-1942)
    incorporated 1905
  • Charles A. Greenman Co., Grand Rapids (1905-1911)
  • Charles Bennett Furniture Co., Charlotte (ca. 1907)
  • Charles Crawford Co., Grand Rapids (1919)
  • Charles F. Powers Co., Grand Rapids (1900-1902)
  • Charles of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1956-1964)
  • Charles P. Limbert Company, Grand Rapids & Holland (1889-1948)
    moved to Holland, 1905
    sold to Holland investors, 1925
    plant purchased by Baker Furniture Co., 1948
  • Charles R. Sligh Co., Grand Rapids (1933-present)**
    O.W. Lowry a partner
    was a real estate holding company
    combined with Sligh-Lowry, 1954
  • Charlotte Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1912-present)**
    moved to Belding, 1973
  • Charlotte Manufacturing Co., Charlotte (operating ca. 1907)
  • Charter House (1988-), Holland
  • Chase Bros. Piano Co., Grand Rapids (1867-1889)
    moved to Muskegon, MI, 1889
  • Chase, A.U. , Grand Rapids (1917)
  • Chase Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1900-1902)
  • Chase, W.A. Furniture Co.
    see: W.A. Chase Furniture Co.
  • Cherrymaster of Grand Rapids, Inc. , Grand Rapids (1950-1959)
    succeeded by Timber-Line, Inc, 1959
  • Chicago Mirror & Art Glass Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1928)
  • Clark & Hodges Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1887-1889)
  • Clinton Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1901-1905)
  • Colonial Art Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1940-1962)
  • Colonial Arts Furniture Shops, Grand Rapids (1966-1967)
  • Colonial Furniture Co. (1899-1985)
    moved to Zeeland, MI, ca.1910
    plant went to Kent of Grand Rapids, 1947
    purchased by Thomas Industries, 1974-1979
    renamed Colonial Division of Thomas Industries
    moved from Michigan in 1985
  • Colonial Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1937-1939)
  • Colonial Rush Seat Co., Grand Rapids (1936)
  • Community Wood Products, Grand Rapids (1977-1978)
  • Comstock and Nelson, Grand Rapids (1863-1865)
    formerly Winchester & Haldane
    became Nelson, Comstock & Co.
    see also: Nelson-Matter
  • Contempera, Inc., Grand Rapids (1945-1949)
  • Conti Marquetry Co., Grand Rapids (1891)
  • Contract Furniture Co. , Grand Rapids (1949-1959)
  • Converse Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1889-1899)
    formed by the acquisition of Newaygo Furniture Co.
  • Converta Sofa of Grand Rapids, Inc., Grand Rapids (1952-1960)
    Moved from Detroit, MI
  • Cookerette Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1910)
  • Cooney & Smith, Saginaw (operating ca. 1907)
  • Cooperative Wood Products, Grand Rapids (1946)
  • Corunna Furniture Co., Corunna (operating ca. 1907)
  • Cottage Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1913-1914)
  • Couffield, H.L. Co.
    see: H.L. Couffield Co.
  • Coy, A. & Co.
    see: A. Coy & Co.
  • Crawford Chair Co., Grand Ledge (operating ca. 1907)
  • Crawford Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1920)
    Moved from Grand Ledge, MI
  • Creque, J.P. Upholstery Co.
    see: J.P. Creque Upholstery Co.
  • Crest Craft, Inc., Grand Rapids (1972)
  • Criswell-Kepper Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1910)
  • Criswell Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1922)
  • Crockett & Hopkins Manufacturers, Grand Rapids (1885-1890)

D

  • D'Archangel, J.N. Upholstering Co.
    see: J.N. D'Archangel Upholstering Co.
  • D.C. Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (post-World War II)
  • D.M. Mead Industries, Grand Rapids (1949-1952)
  • D & M Furniture Corp., Grand Rapids (1946-1949)
  • Danker Marquetterie Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1958)
  • Davenbed Co., Grand Rapids (1926-1928)
  • Davidhazy Furniture Studios, Grand Rapids (1950-1993)
  • Davidson Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1931-1972)
  • Davidson Plyforms, Inc., Grand Rapids (1927-present)**
  • Davies Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1954)
  • Davies-Putnam Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1922)
  • Davis Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1926-1937)
  • Davis-Wheeler , Allegan (1943-1953)
  • Decorative Enterprises, Grand Rapids (1966)
  • Deinzer & Son, F.
    see: F. Deinzer & Son
  • DeKorne & Lindhout, Zeeland (1912-1922)
    woodcarvers; moved to Grand Rapids in 1914
    DeKorne became a retail dealer
  • DeLuxe Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Despres Brothers of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1967-1972)
  • Detroit Cabinet Co., Detroit (operating by 1907- after 1928)
  • Detroit Folding Cart Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Detroit Furniture Manufacturing Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Detroit Rattan & Reed Works, Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Dewey Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1934)
  • Dexter Furniture, Grand Rapids (1923-1940)
    succeeded by Grand Rapids Chair Co.
  • Doemling, George F. , Detroit (operating ca.1907)
  • Doezema Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1917 -1959)
  • Dolphin Desk Co., Grand Rapids (1908)
  • Donavan-Welch Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1945-1946)
  • Douglas Dievendorf , Grand Rapids (1975)
  • Drueke, William, Furniture Co.
    see: William Drueke Furniture Co.
  • Dutch Woodcraft Shop, Grand Rapids (1928-1937)
  • Duyser Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1927)
  • Dwight Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1953-1955)
  • Dykstra, William D., Co.
    see: William D. Dykstra Co.
  • Dynel-Todd Corp., Grand Rapids (1984-1986)

E

  • E.K. Pritchett, Grand Rapids (1919-1921)
    succeeded by Pritchett-Powers Co., 1921
  • E.W. & S.A. Winchester, Grand Rapids (1855-1857)
    formerly Winchester & Haldane
    became C.C. Comstock Co., 1857
  • Eagle-Pullman Co., Grand Rapids (1850)
  • Earl, Storms Co., Niles (operating ca. 1907)
  • Eaton Furniture Shops, Grand Rapids (1930)
  • Eaton Furniture Shops Inc., Grand Rapids (1948)
  • Edgar R. Somes Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1921)
  • Edwin I. Guthman & Co., Grand Rapids (1938)
  • Eggleston & Haldane, Grand Rapids (1853-1854)
    see: Winchester & Haldane
  • Ehrlich of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1955-1973)
  • Eklund, Oscar E., Grand Rapids (1961-1962)
  • Eklund-Pierson Co., Grand Rapids (1967-1972)
  • Elferdink, Harold, Co.
    see: Harold Elferdink Co.
  • Elite Furniture Inc., Grand Rapids (1982-1984)
  • Engstrom & Johnson Novelty Shop, Grand Rapids (1915-1927)
  • Erstein, Bernard L. Co.
    see: Bernard L. Erstein Co.
  • Estee Manufacturing, Grand Rapids (1982-1986)
  • European Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1927)
  • Excelsior Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1950-1953)
    purchased by Bergsma Brothers, 1953
  • Extensole Corp., Sparta (1936-1979)
  • Estey Manufacturing Co., Owosso (operating by 1907-after 1927)
  • Evart Fibre Furniture Co., Evart (operating ca. 1928)

F

  • F. Deinzer & Son, Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • F.E. Morris Bed & Lounge Co., Grand Rapids (1880)
  • Fakell Rattan Works, Grand Rapids (1897-1905)
  • Falkel, A. & Son
    see: A. Falkel & Son
  • Falcon Manufacturing Co., Big Rapids (operating by 1907- after 1927)
  • Fine Arts Co., Grand Rapids (1943-1954)
  • Fine Arts Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1926-1983)
  • Fisher Showcase Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1914)
  • Flottrop Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1919)
    went into manufacturing airplane components
  • Folding Table & Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1881-1895)
  • Folger & Ginley , Grand Rapids (1879)
  • Follmer Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1898-1901)
  • Foote-Reynolds Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1926)
    purchased by Charles Kindel, 1923
  • Forest Craft Guild, Grand Rapids (1903-1918)
  • Forslund, Brothers
    see: Brothers Forslund
  • Forsyth Bed Co., Grand Rapids (1950)
  • Forsyth Furniture Lines, Inc., Detroit (operating ca. 1928)
  • Forsythe Bed Co. (1950-)
  • Fox & Mason Furniture Co., Corunna (operating ca. 1907)
  • Foyer Manufacturing Co., Sturgis (operating ca. 1907)
  • Frames, Inc., Grand Rapids (1961-1981)
  • Frank Miller Manufacturing Co., Vassar (operating ca. 1907)
  • Frank's Carving, Grand Rapids (1969-present)**
  • Fred Macey Office Furniture Co., Grand Rapids
    see: Macey Office Furniture Co.
  • Friedman, Lawrence Co.
    see: Lawrence Friedman Co.
  • Fritz & Goeddel, Grand Rapids (1906-1908)
  • Fritz Manufacturing, Grand Rapids (1909-1919)
  • Furbish, Frank L., Grand Rapids (1879-1885)
  • Furniture Arts Unlimited, Grand Rapids (1977-1978)
  • Furniture Capitol Shops, Grand Rapids (1923)
  • Furniture City Carving Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1910)
  • Furniture City Craftsmen Custom Co., Grand Rapids (1954-1955)
  • Furniture City Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1914-1918)
  • Furniture City Upholstery, Grand Rapids (1920- 1980)
  • Furniture Shops of America, Grand Rapids ( 1926-1968)
    purchased Luce Furniture Co., 1926
    continued to produce Luce line
  • Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1921-1925)
    purchased John T. Raab Chair Co., 1921
    absorbed Grand Rapids Table Co., 1921
    combined with Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids, 1925
  • Furniture Studios Inc., Grand Rapids (1923-1929)

G

  • G.S. Smith Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1940)
  • Gage Furniture Shops, Inc., Grand Rapids (1923)
  • Galewood Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1928)
  • Gallery Crafts, Grand Rapids (1965)
  • George, Will L. Corp.
    see: Will L. George Corp.
  • George Stone Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1931)
  • George Widdicomb & Sons, Grand Rapids (1858-1863)
    became Widdicomb Brothers
  • Gilbert Furniture, Grand Rapids (1949-1950)
  • Gilpin Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1912)
  • Gordon-Chapman Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1928)
  • GR Products Inc., Grand Rapids (1951-1952)
  • Graff Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1934-1950)
  • Grand Ledge Chair Co., Grand Ledge, (operating by 1907-after 1928)
  • Grand Rapids American Art Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1916)
  • Grand Rapids Art Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1910-1913)
  • Grand Rapids Bedroom Furniture, Grand Rapids (1931)
  • Grand Rapids Bench Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1931)
  • Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1897-1960)
    moved to Hastings, MI, 1900
  • Grand Rapids Bungalow Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1911)
  • Grand Rapids Brass & Iron Bed Co., Grand Rapids (1901-1905)
  • Grand Rapids Cabinet Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1912)
  • Grand Rapids Cabinet Makers, Grand Rapids (1914)
  • Grand Rapids Carving and Novelty Co., Grand Rapids (1954-1956)
  • Grand Rapids Case Goods, Grand Rapids (1931-1932)
  • Grand Rapids Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1872-1962)
    purchased by Sligh-Lowry, 1947
    purchased by Baker Furniture Co., 1957
  • Grand Rapids Couch Co., Grand Rapids (1904-1907)
  • Grand Rapids Craftsman Co., Grand Rapids (1982-1983)
  • Grand Rapids Custom Built Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1936-1978)
    merged with Saunders Bros., Westbrook, ME
  • Grand Rapids Custom Shop, Grand Rapids (1949-1950)
  • Grand Rapids Desk Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1931)
    plant burned in 1898 and moved to Muskegon
    purchased by Brown-Morse Co., 1907
    purchased by Stow/Davis Furniture Co., 1927
  • Grand Rapids Dowel Works, Inc., Grand Rapids (1919-present)**
    merged with Saunders Bros., Westbrook, ME, 1978
  • Grand Rapids Dinette Co. (I), Grand Rapids (1902)
  • Grand Rapids Dinette Co. (II), Grand Rapids (1948-1959)
  • Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1896-1938)
  • Grand Rapids Fibre Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1917-1918)
  • Grand Rapids Fixture Co., Grand Rapids (1890-1909)
    purchased by Wilmarth Showcase Co.
  • Grand Rapids Furniture Co. (I), Grand Rapids (1877-1890)
  • Grand Rapids Furniture Co. (II), Grand Rapids (1897-1906)
    Succeeded by Valley City Chair Co.
  • Grand Rapids Furniture Co. (III), Grand Rapids (1905-ca. 1950)
    succeeded New England Furniture Co., 1906
    brief production from 1937-ca. 1950
    corporate name remained valid, but no production
  • Grand Rapids Industries Inc., Grand Rapids (1942-1946)
    war production only
  • Grand Rapids Juvenile Furniture Inc., Grand Rapids (1961-1965)
  • Grand Rapids Lamp Co., Grand Rapids (1917-1920)
  • Grand Rapids Leather Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1946-1991)
  • Grand Rapids Lounge Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1940)
  • Grand Rapids Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1874-1875)
  • Grand Rapids Metal Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1944-1948)
  • Grand Rapids Metal Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1965)
  • Grand Rapids Office Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1906)
  • Grand Rapids Parlor Frame Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1945)
  • Grand Rapids Parlor Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1891-1892)
    see: Mueller Furniture Co.
  • Grand Rapids Piano Bench Co., Grand Rapids (1922)
  • Grand Rapids Piano Case Co., Grand Rapids (1891-1921)
  • Grand Rapids Refrigerator Co., Grand Rapids (1883-1920)
    became Leonard Refrigerator Co.
  • Grand Rapids School Equipment Co., Grand Rapids (1916-1926)
    became part of Grand Rapids Body Co.
  • Grand Rapids School Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1886-1906)
    became part of American Seating, 1906
  • Grand Rapids Sheraton Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913)
  • Grand Rapids Show Case Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1927)
    Merged with Welch-Wilmoth
  • Grand Rapids Store Equipment Co., Grand Rapids (1899-1955)
    Purchased by Weber Showcase & Fixture Co.
  • Grand Rapids Studio Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1914-1922)
  • Grand Rapids Table Co. (I), Grand Rapids (1902-1905)
  • Grand Rapids Table Co.(II), Grand Rapids (1920-1921)
    merged with Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids, 1921
  • Grand Rapids Table Co.(III), (1923-1958)
    combined with Brandt of Grand Rapids, 1958
  • Grand Rapids Tea Tray Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1919)
  • Grand Rapids Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1910)
  • Grand Rapids Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1915-1926)
    purchased by Berkey & Gay
  • Grand Rapids Veneer Works, Grand Rapids (1886-1940)
  • Grand Rapids Wicker Novelty Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1921)
  • Grand Rapids Wood Carving Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1926)
  • Grand Rapids Woodcraft Co., Grand Rapids (1907)
  • Gray-Star Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1924)
  • Greenman , C.A. Furniture Co.
    see: C.A. Greenman Furniture Co.
  • Greenway Furniture Co. (1907-)
  • Greilick Manufacturing Co., Traverse City (operating ca. 1928)
  • Griffioen Show Case Co., Grand Rapids (1931)
  • Griswold-Guest Co., Big Rapids (operating ca. 1928)
  • Grobhiser & Crosby Furniture Co., Sturgis (operating by 1907)
  • Grobhiser Cabinet Makers Co., Inc., Sturgis (operating ca. 1928)
  • Groenleer Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1934)
  • Groenleer-Vance Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1936)
  • Grover Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1946-1950)
    became Jenison Manufacturing Co.
  • Gunn, W.S. & Co.
    see: W.S. Gunn & Co.
  • Gunn Folding Bed Co.
    see: Gunn Furniture Co.
  • Gunn Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1890-1958)
    began as Gunn Folding Bed Co.; name changed in 1898
    sold to Edsco Hekman & Assoc., 1949
    sold to Bergsma Brothers, 1958
    dissolved, 1958

H

  • H. E. Shaw Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1911-1933)
  • H. J. Schoenfeldt & Co., Grand Rapids (1935)
  • H. L. Couffield Co. (1907-1911)
  • H .L. McCarrick Inc., Grand Rapids (1933-1934)
  • H. Leonard & Sons, Grand Rapids (1900-1920)
    began as wholesale tableware dealer
    also controlled Northern Refrigerator Co. and Grand Rapids Refrigerator Co.
  • H. Meulenberg & Sons, Grand Rapids (1952-1965)
    acquired by Steelcase Inc.
  • H. Schoonbeck Co., Grand Rapids (1921-1980)
  • Haadsma-O'Brien Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Hall Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1892)
  • Hamm & Turnham , Grand Rapids (1859)
  • Hammerschmidt, Grand Rapids (1946-1962)
  • Hammond, W.C. Wood Turning Co.
    see: W.C. Hammond Wood Turning Co.
  • Haney Equipment Co., Grand Rapids (1968-1976)
  • Haney School Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1876-1968)
    became Haney Equipment Co.
  • Harding Parlor Frame, Grand Rapids (1951-1960)
  • Harold Elferdink Co., Grand Rapids (1943-1944)
  • Harris Cabinet Works, Grand Rapids (1920)
  • Harty, William Co.
    see: William Harty Co.
  • Haskelite Manufacturing Corp., Grand Rapids (1917-1958)
  • Hastings Table Co., Hastings (operating by 1907-after 1926)
  • Hastings Square, Inc., Grand Rapids ( -1961)
  • Haworth , Holland (1948-present)**
    was Western Products, 1948-1975
  • Heath Manufacturing Co. Coopersville, (1948-?)
  • Hegeman Table & Specialty Co., Grand Rapids (1927-1936)
  • Hekman Furniture Company--Grand Rapids (1922-present)**
  • Helm Products Inc., Grand Rapids (1965)
  • Helms Products, Grand Rapids (1951-1962)
  • Herman Miller Furniture Company--Zeeland (1905-present)**
    began as Star Furniture Co., 1905
    name changed to Michigan Star Furniture Co., 1909
    name changed to Herman Miller Furniture Co., 1923
    name changed to Herman Miller Inc.
  • Herrick Piano Co., Grand Rapids (1908-1937)
  • Hetterscheid Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1904-1906)
  • Hewitt & Rush Furniture Co. (1936)
  • Hexton Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1949-1961)
  • Heyman Co., Grand Rapids (1910)
  • Holland Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1924)
  • Holland Furniture Co., Holland (operating by 1907- after 1925)
  • Holly Cabinet Co., Holly (operating ca. 1907)
  • Horton & Hausen , Grand Rapids (1879-)
  • Hub Chair Co., Grand Rapids . (1958-1962)
  • Hubbell Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1929-1936)
  • Humphrey Bookcase Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Huron Manufacturing Co., Port Huron (operating ca. 1907)
  • Hy-Line Manufacturing Co., Inc., Grand Rapids (1980-1989)
  • Hynes, F.R., Grand Rapids (1874)
    manufactured church furniture

I

  • I. Fine and Sons, Grand Rapids (1928-1929)
  • Ideal Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1903-1904)
  • Ideal Seating, Grand Rapids (1932-1934)
  • Ideal Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1925)
  • Imperial Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1903-1962)
    founded by E.H. Foote
    purchased by Bergsma Brothers, 1955
  • Institutional Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1942-1943)
  • Interchangeable Fixture Co., Grand Rapids (1910-)
  • Irwin, Robert W. Co.
    see: Robert W. Irwin Co.
  • Irwin Seating, Grand Rapids (1931- present)**

J

  • J. Bart Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1937)
  • J.N. D'Archangel Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1961-1990)
  • J. P. Creque Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1876-1880)
    Creque later headed Kent Furniture Co.
  • James Brandt Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1961-1966)
  • James Harding Industries, Grand Rapids (1948)
  • Jamestown Table Co., Grand Rapids (operating ca. 1928)
  • Jan Stevens Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1955)
  • Janes and Luth Manufacturing , Grand Rapids (1983-1985)
  • Janshaske, Joseph I., Grand Rapids (1928-1929)
  • Jeltes, S. & Sons
    see: S. Jeltes & Sons
  • Jenison Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1950-present)**
    was Grover Manufacturing Co.
  • Jewell Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1952-1953)
    combined with Bergsma Brothers, 1953
  • John D. Raab Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1903-1921)
    purchased by Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids, 1921
  • John Lawrence Furniture Co., Grand Rapids
  • John Widdicomb Co. Grand Rapids, (1865-present)**
    organized Kent Works, 1901
    purchased William A. Berkey Furniture Co., 1950
    purchased Vander Ley Brothers Furniture Co., 1951
  • Johnson Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1908-1983)
    purchased assets of Johnson, Handley, Johnson Furniture Co.
  • Johnson-Handley-Johnson Co., Grand Rapids (1922-1964)
    sold to Johnson Furniture Co., 1946
    merged into Rose-Johnson, 1983
    bought by La-Z-Boy, 1986
  • Johnson-Randall Co., Traverse City (operating ca. 1928)
  • Johnstone and Findlater, Grand Rapids (1921)

K

  • Kaplan Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1927-1938)
  • Kapral Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1923)
  • Karl Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1923- 1937)
  • Karreman Brothers, Grand Rapids (1902-1906)
  • Kawner Co., Niles (operating ca. 1928)
  • Keil-Anway Co., Grand Rapids (1911-1912)
  • Kelly & Extrom, Grand Rapids (1906-1909)
  • Kelley, W.A., Grand Rapids (1910)
  • Kelton-Aurand Manufacturing Co., Bay City (operating ca. 1928)
  • Kent Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1880-1900)
  • Kent of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1946-1975)
  • Kent Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1949-1962)
  • Kindel Bed Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1918)
  • Kindel-Schoonbeck, Inc., Grand Rapids (1972-present)**
  • Kindel Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1926-1972)
    succeeded Foote-Reynolds Co.
  • Kittinger Co., Grand Rapids (1937-1938)
  • Klise Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1910-present)**
  • Klok Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1933)
  • Klok Craftsman Guild, Grand Rapids (1956-1965)
  • Knapp & Co., Grand Rapids (1935)
  • Kompass & Stoll Co., Niles (operating by 1908- after 1927)
  • Kozak Studios, Grand Rapids (1932-1967)
    sold to Baker Furniture Co.
  • Krantz, Fred, Grand Rapids (1924)
  • Kuchins Furniture Manufacturing Co., Comstock (1929-1940)

L

  • L H & D Fibre Co., Grand Rapids (1917)
  • L.H. Withey Co. Grand Rapids (pre-World War II)
  • Laurense, Leonard & Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Lauzon Furniture Co. Grand Rapids
    see: C.A. Lauzon Furniture Co.
  • Lauzon-Morse Furniture Co. Grand Rapids (1926)
  • Lazard-Brandt, Grand Rapids (1938-1948)
    became a showroom company
  • Lawrence Friedman Co., Grand Rapids (1921-1922)
  • La-Z-Boy Inc. (1986-1992)
  • La-Z-Boy, Inc. Monroe ( -present)**
  • Lentz Table Co.-Nashville ( by 1907-1953)
  • Leonard Peterson Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1940)
  • Lewis-Geer Manufacturing Co., Ypsilanti (operating ca. 1928)
  • Limbert, Charles P. Co.
    see: Charles P. Limbert Co.
  • Lindquist Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913- 1918)
    began as Peter Lindquist Co.
  • Linn Murray Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1903-1905)
    began as the A.Linn Murray Furniture Co.
  • Lippert Furniture, Zeeland (1985-1995)
  • Little Home Office Co., Grand Rapids (1958-1959)
  • Lloyd Manufacturing Co., Menominee ( -present)**
  • Lobdel & Emery Manufacturing Co., Onaway (operating ca. 1928)
  • Loren Page Furniture Business, Grand Rapids (1858-1859)
  • Louck & Hill Co., Grand Rapids (1948-1952)
  • Loudon Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1927)
  • Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1879-1938)
    began as Luce Furniture Co.
    purchased Grand Rapids Furniture Shops, 1925, changed name
    purchased Michigan Chair Co., 1926; sold line to Furniture Shops of America
    purchased by Kroehler Mfg. Co. of Naperville, IL, 1930
    into receivership, 1935
    became Luce Furniture Corp., 1936
    closed, 1938
  • Luce-Redmond Chair Co. Ltd., Big Rapids (operating ca. 1907)
  • Lundeen & Bengston Co., Grand Rapids (1911-1918)
  • Luxury Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1916)
  • Luxury Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1961)
    sold and moved to Norwalk, OH

M

  • M.L. Sweet & Co., Grand Rapids (1890-1897)
  • Maas, Clarence H., Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Mac-Bay Boat Co., Grand Rapids (1949)
  • Macey Office Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1946)
    called Macey Co., 1896-1902
    reorganized as Fred Macey Furniture Co., bankrupt, 1902
    purchased by Earle S. Irwin; did war production, 1939
    purchased by Steelcase
  • Macey-Wernicke Co., Grand Rapids (1895-1905)
  • Mancha, Raymond Co., Grand Rapids (1900)
  • The Manistee Manufacturing Co., Manistee (operating ca. 1926-after 1927)
  • Markoff Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1965)
  • Marshall Field & Co., Grand Rapids (1925)
  • Martin, Jess L., Detroit (operating ca. 1928)
  • Marvell Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1912)
    Became Valley City Chair Co.
  • Mastercraft Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1945-1974)
    purchased by Baker Furniture Co.
  • Matzdorf's Novelty Shop, Grand Rapids (1911-1913)
  • McCord & Bradfield, Grand Rapids (1879-1895)
  • McLeod Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1918)
  • McPartland Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1965-)
  • McPharland , Grand Rapids, (1935-1948)
  • McPhee-Thoits Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1955-1979)
  • Mentzer, Joseph, Grand Rapids (1942)
  • Mentzer-Reed Co., Grand Rapids (1934-1962)
  • Meridian, Inc., Grand Rapids (1971-present)**
    became division of Herman Miller Inc., 1994
  • Metal Carrier Corp., Grand Rapids (1956)
  • Metal Kitchen Cabinet & Table Co., Kalamazoo (operating ca. 1928)
  • Metal Office Furniture Co., Grand Rapids
    see: Steelcase Inc.
  • Metalite Table & Equipment Co., Grand Rapids (1933-1934)
  • Michigan Art Carving Co., Grand Rapids (1895-1912)
  • Michigan Art Craft Co., Grand Rapids (1938-1939)
  • Michigan Barrel Co., Grand Rapids (1869-1910)
  • Michigan Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1910-1913)
  • Michigan Case Goods Co., Howard City (operating ca. 1907)
  • Michigan Cedarcraft Co., Greenbush (operating ca. 1928)
  • Michigan Chair Co. (I) - (1883-1926)
    began in Grand Ledge; moved to Grand Rapids in 1890
    combined with Luce, 1926
    sold to Furniture Shops of America
  • Michigan Chair Co. (II), Grand Rapids (1947-1975)
    began as Kuiper Manufacturing Co.
    moved to Howard City, MI, 1975
  • Michigan Desk Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1918)
  • Michigan Frame Co., Grand Rapids (1941-1962)
    purchased by Rose Manufacturing, 1962
  • Michigan Furniture Co. (1874-1875)
  • Michigan Furniture Co., Ann Arbor (operating ca. 1907)
  • Michigan Furniture Shops, Grand Rapids (1935-1959)
    succeeded by Barnard & Simonds, 1959
  • Michigan Office Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1903)
  • Michigan Order Works Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1905)
    Moved to Chicago, but maintained a showcase in Grand Rapids
  • Michigan Seating Co., Grand Rapids (1905-1962)
  • Michigan Seating Co., Jackson
  • Michigan Star Furniture Co.
    see: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Michigan Upholstery, Grand Rapids (1924-1937)
  • Millbrook Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1960-1984)
  • Miller Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1936-1937)
  • Miller, Frank, Manufacturing Co.
    see: Frank Miller Manufacturing Co.
  • Miller, Herman, Furniture Co.
    see: Herman Miller Furniture Co.
  • Milling Rd. Furniture (1931)
  • Milner Brothers, Stockbridge (operating ca. 1907)
  • Modern-O Chair of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1956-1962)
  • Modern Products, Holland (1948-)
    see: Haworth, Inc.
  • Modernize, Inc., Grand Rapids (1946-1949)
    moved from city
  • Monarch Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1936-1937)
  • Monarch of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1956-1963)
  • More, Richardson & Co., Grand Rapids (1873-)
  • Morgan Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL (1936- present)**
    began in Chicago, IL; moved to Grand Rapids, 1946
    partially owned Grover Furniture Co.
  • Morse Furniture Co., Inc., Grand Rapids (1966)
  • Morse, Ralph Furniture Co.
    see: Ralph Morse Furniture Co.
  • Morris, F.E. Bed & Lounge Co.
    see: F.E. Morris Bed & Lounge Co.
  • Mott Manufacturing Co., Adrian (operating ca. 1928)
  • Mueller Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1891-1957)
    began as Grand Rapids Parlor Furniture Co.
    name changed to Mueller & Slack, 1892
    name changed to Mueller Furniture Co., 1920
    merged with Widdicomb in 1950 to form Widdicomb-Mueller Corp.
    product name dropped, 1962
  • Mueller & Slack
    see: Mueller Furniture Co.
  • Mueller Metals Co., Grand Rapids (1951-1990)
    founded as a division of John Widdicomb Co.
    name changed to Mueller Furniture Co., 1962
    bought West Michigan Furniture Co., 1984
    sold to Haworth Inc., 1990
  • Murphy Chair Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Murray Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1931-1953)
  • Murray, A. Linn Furniture Co.
    see: Linn Murray Furniture Co.
  • Muskegon Valley Furniture Co., Muskegon (operating ca. 1907)

N

  • Nachtegal Manufacturing Co, Grand Rapids . (1907-1950)
    became Nachtegal Manufacturers
  • Nachtegal Manufacturers, Grand Rapids (1950-58)
  • Nachtegal & Veit, Grand Rapids (1901-1907)
    became Nachtegal Manufacturing Co., 1907
  • Nash-Kelvinator Co., Grand Rapids (1938)
    continued in business making kitchen appliances.
  • Natek, Grand Rapids (1950)
  • National Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1938)
  • National Seating Co., Grand Rapids (1913)
  • National Woodenware Co., Grand Rapids (1903-1914)
  • Naylor Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1921-1948)
    also known as Naylor Furniture Co.
  • Nelson-Comstock & Co., Grand Rapids, (1865-1870)
    formerly Winchester & Haldane
    became Nelson Matter, 1870
  • Nelson-Matter Co., Grand Rapids (1854-1917)
    name changed to Comstock-Nelson, 1863
    name changed to Nelson Comstock, 1865
    name changed to Nelson, Matter & Co., 1870
    into receivership, 1893
    reorganized, 1894
    liquidated, 1917
  • New England Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1880-1906)
    successor to Wood, Skinner & Brooks, 1880
    became Grand Rapids Furniture Co., 1906
  • Newaygo Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1880-1889)
    purchased Stockwell & Darragh Furniture Co., 1885
    merged into Converse Manufacturing Co.
  • Nichols-Clement Co., Grand Rapids (1911-1941)
  • Norman Ward Beecher Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1925)
  • Northern Chair Co., Cadillac (operating ca. 1928)
  • Northern Refrigerator Co., Grand Rapids (1891-1904)
    merged into Grand Rapids Refrigerator Co.
  • Novelty Wood Works, Grand Rapids (1897-1912)
  • Nowajzyk Hand Craft Co., Grand Rapids (1911-1916)
  • Nucraft Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1946-present)**

O

  • O & A Frame Shop, Grand Rapids (1963-1964)
  • Oliver & Co., Allegan (operating ca. 1907)
  • Oliver Furniture Co., Allegan (operating ca. 1928)
  • Oriel Furniture Co. Grand Rapids (1880-1911)
    also known as Oriel Cabinet Co.
  • Otsego Chair Co., Otsego (operating ca. 1907)
  • Ottawa Furniture Co., Holland (operating by 1907- after 1925)
  • Overstuffed Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1927)
  • Overton Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1907)

P

  • P & R Home Craft Inc., Grand Rapids (1958-1962)
  • Paalman Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1916-1966)
    purchased by Brothers Forslund, Inc., 1966
  • Paiget-Donnelly , Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Paine, C.S. Furniture Co.
    see: C.S. Paine Furniture Co.
  • Palmer Manufacturing Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Park Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1946-1954)
    Moved from Rushville, IN
  • Pattok Bros., Grand Rapids (1931-1934)
  • Peckham Furniture Co., Lowell (operating ca. 1928)
  • Peninsular Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1882-1891)
  • Peninsular Manufacturing Co., Ann Arbor (operating ca. 1907)
  • Pennant Corp., Grand Rapids (1955-1958)
  • Perry Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1956-1967)
  • Petco Inc., Grand Rapids (1963-present)
  • Peter Adams Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1924)
  • Peter J. Wenger Co., Grand Rapids (1924)
  • Perry Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1953)
  • Phoenix Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1870-1920)
    organized by William A. Berkey of Berkey & Gay
    sold to R. W. Irwin, 1911
    merged with Royal Furniture Co. to form Robert W. Irwin Co. ,1920
  • Pierson Frame Co., Grand Rapids (1958-1960)
  • Pilkington, L.V., Grand Rapids (1919)
  • The Pine Shops, Inc. Grand Rapids (1947-1987)
    moved to Big Rapids, 1950
  • Pioneer Manufacturing Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Ply-Curves, Inc., Grand Rapids (1949-present)**
    founded by Sligh-Lowry
    sold to O.W. Lowry, Jr., 1957
  • Posselius Brothers Furniture Manufacturers, Detroit
  • Possum's Hollow, Grand Rapids (1990)
  • Powers, William T., Chair Shop
    see: William T. Powers Chair Shop (1848-1849)
  • Powers & Ball Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1849-1855)
    formerly William T. Powers Chair Co.
    became Ball, Noyes & Colbey, 1855
  • Powers & Flowers Casket Co., Grand Rapids (1873)
  • Practical Sewing Cabinet , Grand Rapids (1911-1913)
  • Prichett Powers Co., Grand Rapids (1921-1928)
    successor to E.K. Prichett Co., 1921
    merged with Charlotte Furniture Co., 1928
  • Progressive Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1924-1950)
  • Pullman Co., Grand Rapids (1854)
    see: Eagle-Pullman Co.

Q

  • Quality Craft Shop, Grand Rapids (1946-1948)
  • Quality Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1912)
  • Quality Products Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1919)

R

  • R.A. Barnard Co., Grand Rapids (1900-1920)
  • R.W. Ross Co., Grand Rapids (1984)
  • Raab, John D. Chair Co.
    see: John D. Raab Chair Co.
  • Raab-Winter Table Co., Grand Rapids (1907)
  • Ralph K. Rye Associates (1992)
  • Ralph Morse Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913)
  • Randall Textron, Grand Rapids (1965)
  • Ransford Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1922)
  • Rausch Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1966)
  • Receivador Sales Co., Grand Rapids (1934)
  • Redco of Grand Rapids, Inc., Grand Rapids (1969-1992)
  • Regal Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1923)
  • Reinsch-VanPelt Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1919)
  • Retan Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1927-1952)
    incorporated, 1951
  • Retan Upholstering Co., Grand Rapids (1927-1937)
  • Rettig, Joseph F., Grand Rapids (1937)
  • Retting and Sweet, Grand Rapids (1900-1904)
  • Retting Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1892-1900)
  • Rex Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1913)
  • Rex-Robinson Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1914-1926)
  • Rieske, Andrew, Grand Rapids (1920)
  • Robbins Table Co., Owosso (operating by 1907- after 1927)
  • Robert W. Irwin Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1953)
    purchased Royal Furniture Co. and organized Irwin Co., 1900
    purchased Phoenix Furniture Co., 1911
    sold to Cincinnati investors
    Phoenix plant sold to Stow/Davis
    plant donated to Grand Valley State University, 1987
  • Roberts of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1963-1964)
  • Robinson Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1953)
  • Robinson, C.B. & Sons
    see: C.B. Robinson & Sons
  • Rose Mfg. Co., Grand Rapids (1917-1983)
    merged into Rose-Johnson, 1983
  • Rose-Johnson, Grand Rapids (1983-1986)
    formed by merger of Rose Mfg. Co. and Johnson-Handley-Johnson
    sold to La-Z-Boy, 1986
  • Round Oak Manufacturing, Grand Rapids (1987-1990)
  • Royal Chair Co., Sturgis (operating ca. 1907)
  • Royal Easy Chair Co., Sturgis (operating ca. 1928)
  • Royal Furniture Co. , Grand Rapids (1883-1920)
    acquired Universal Tripod Co., 1891
    purchased by Robert W. Irwin, 1900
    merged with Phoenix Furniture Co. to form Robert W. Irwin Co., 1920
  • Ryan Rattan Works, Grand Rapids (1883)
  • Ryan Rattan Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1914)

S

  • S & W Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1946-1949)
  • SFS Corp., Grand Rapids (1970-present)**
  • S. J. Campbell Furniture, Grand Rapids (1972-1978)
  • S. Jeltes & Sons, Grand Rapids (1914-1917)
  • Safety Folding Bed Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Saginaw Furniture Shops, Saginaw (operating ca. 1928)
  • Salterini, John B., Grand Rapids (1938-1939)
  • Samuel Butler Cabinets, Grand Rapids (1841-)
  • Sargent Manufacturing Co, Muskegon (operating ca. 1907)
  • Schadt & Mathewson, Detroit (operating ca. 1928)
  • Schafer, John J., Grand Rapids (1895-1908)
  • Schoonbeck, H. Co.
    see: H. Schoonbeck Co.
  • Schram, Martin F., Grand Rapids (1946-1950)
  • Scott F. Gilmore Co., Grand Rapids (1993-present)**
  • Shanahan Furniture, Grand Rapids (1928)
  • Shaw, F.C., Grand Rapids (1919)
  • Shaw, H. E. Furniture Co.
    see: H. E. Shaw Furniture Co.
  • Shear-Maddox Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1923-1929)
  • Sheldon-Snyder Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1896-1905)
  • Shir-A-Lee Lounge, Inc., Grand Rapids (1972-1974)
  • Simplex Display Fixture Co., Grand Rapids (1950-1961)
  • Skalla Furniture Co., Niles (operating ca. 1907)
  • Skinner & Steenman Co., Greenville (operating ca. 1907)
  • Sleepy Hollow of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1963-1964)
  • Sligh Furniture Co., (I) Grand Rapids (1880-1948)
    stopped manufacturing, 1931
    name purchased by Charles R. Sligh, 1932
    corporate identity ended, 1948
  • Sligh Furniture Co., (II), Grand Rapids (1970-present)**
    was Charles R. Sligh Co.
  • Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1940-ca. 1970)
    purchased Grand Rapids Chair, 1945
    sold Grand Rapids Chair to Baker Furniture, 1962
    Lowry sold interest, 1968
    purchased Trend Clock
    became Sligh Furniture Company
  • Smith Brothers, Grand Rapids (1990-1992)
  • Smith, Robert H., Grand Rapids (1867-1870)
  • Snively, Abram, Grand Rapids (1849-c.1853)
  • Snyder & Fuller Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1910)
  • Snyder Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1) (1875)
  • Snyder Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (2) (1910-1918)
  • Solon W. Baxter & Co., Grand Rapids (1873-1874)
  • Sone & Hoult Co., Grand Rapids (1923)
  • Spalding, Kleihaus Co., Grand Rapids (1873)
  • Spaujer & Sons, Grand Rapids (1867-1874)
  • Special Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1917-1923)
    Burned.
    A subsidiary of Standard Furniture Co.
  • Spencer & Barnes Co., Benton Harbor (operating ca. 1907)
  • Spencer-Duffy Co. Grand Rapids (1922-present)**
  • St. John's Table Co., Cadillac (operating by 1907 - after 1928)
  • St. Louis Manufacturing Co., St. Louis (operating ca. 1907)
  • Standard Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1895-1909)
  • Standard Cabinet Co., Dowagiac (operating ca. 1907)
  • Standardized Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1929)
  • Star Furniture Co.
    see: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Stedman Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1918-1973)
  • Steel Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1931)
    became Irwin Seating**
  • Steel Specialties Inc., Grand Rapids (1948)
  • Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids (1912-present)**
    began as Metal Office Furniture Co., 1912-1954
    product line "Steelcase" and corporate name changed, Dec. 1954
    purchased Stow/Davis Furniture Co., 1985
  • Steil Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1910-1927)
    also known as A. Steil Manufacturing Co.
  • Steil Shops Inc., Grand Rapids (1927-1935)
    successor to Wood-Batik Shops and Steil Manufacturing Co.
  • Sterling Desk Co., Grand Rapids (1909-1917)
  • Sterling Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1926-1934)
  • Stickley Brothers Co., Grand Rapids ((1891-1959)
    closed Grand Rapids plant, 1954
    purchased by Chicago investors (Illinois-Rockford Corp.); may have become Western-Stickley Co.
  • Stiles, Walter B. Inc.
    see: Walter B. Stiles Inc.
  • Stockwell-Darragh Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1883-1885)
    purchased by Newaygo Furniture Co.
  • Stone Hoult Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1925)
  • Stone, George Co.
    see: George Stone Co.
  • Store Equipment Co., Grand Rapids (1950)
  • Stow/Davis Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1880-1985) **
    began as Stow & Haight, 1880
    became Stow & Davis, 1885
    purchased by Steelcase, 1985
  • Strahanm & Long Parlor Furniture, Grand Rapids (1886-1888)
  • Strayer, Grand Rapids (1963)
  • Stratford Shops, Grand Rapids (1957-1958)
    same owners as Michigan Furniture Shops
  • Stratton Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1937)
  • Stuart Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1922-1929)
    Bought out Davies-Putnam Co. assets
  • Superior Furniture Co., Lowell (1928-present)**
  • Sweet, M.L. & Co., Grand Rapids (1890-)
    see: M.L. Sweet & Co.
  • Sweet & Biggs Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1909)

T

  • T.A. Conti & Son, Grand Rapids (1933-)
  • Taylor Carving Inc., Grand Rapids (1972-present)**
  • Thomas Wilson Studios, Grand Rapids (1915-1925)
    succeeded by Wilson and Beckwith Studio
  • Thwaiter Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1919-1924)
  • Timber-Line, Inc., Grand Rapids (1954-1965)
  • Tillotson Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1926)
  • Toccoa Novelty Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1938)
  • Town Line Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1948)
  • Tullman Brothers, Grand Rapids (1856)
  • Tunniclife Shops Inc., Grand Rapids (1922-1935)

U

  • Uniline Corp., Grand Rapids (1967-1968)
  • Unique Furntiure Co., Grand Rapids (1925-1968)
  • Universal Tri-Pod Co., Grand Rapids (1887-1891)
    acquired by Royal Furniture Co.
  • Upholstery Crafts Inc., Grand Rapids (1938-1941)
  • The Upholstery Shops, Grand Rapids (1936-1936)
  • Utility Table Co. (1927), Grand Rapids

V

  • V & M Manufacturing, Grand Rapids (1977-1991)
  • Valley Chair Co., Grand Rapids (1902-1904)
  • Valley City Chair Co. (I), Grand Rapids (1903-1904)
    Succeeded Marvel Manufacturing Co.
  • Valley City Chair Co. (II), Grand Rapids (1912-1916)
    Became Grand Rapids Fibre Furniture Co.
  • Valley City Desk Co., Grand Rapids (1887-1941)
    Became Valley City Furniture Co.
  • Valley City Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1941-1957)
  • Valley City Rattan Works, Grand Rapids (1884)
  • Valley City Table Co., Grand Rapids (1888-1892)
  • Valley City Woodworking Co., Grand Rapids (1943-1944)
  • Vander Ley Brothers, Grand Rapids (1921-1951)
    purchased by John Widdicomb Co.
  • VanderLaan, Charles, Grand Rapids (1913)
  • Vanmanen Brothers, Grand Rapids (1901-1904)
  • VanNorman, Abraham, Grand Rapids (1931-1933)
  • Veit Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1907-1916)
  • Veneer & Panel Factory, Grand Rapids (1882)

W

  • W. A. Bates Wood Turning Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1920)
  • W. A. Chase Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1913-1925)
  • W. A. Wright Co., Grand Rapids (1875)
  • W.C. Hammond Wood Turning Co., Grand Rapids (1906-1923)
  • W.P. Williams Co., Grand Rapids (1958-1966)
    became a manufacturing supplier
  • W. S. Gunn & Co., Grand Rapids (1875-1880)
    became a wholesaler
  • Waddell Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1878-1990)
    moved from Grand Rapids
  • Wagemaker Co., Grand Rapids (1899-1960)
  • Wagon Wheel Enterprise, Grand Rapids (1975)
  • Wallace Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1916-1926)
    acquired by Berkey & Gay
  • Walter B. Stiles, Inc., Grand Rapids (1926-1948)
  • Welch Folding Bed Co., Grand Rapids (1886-1908)
  • Welch Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1917-1925)
    Moved from Grand Haven, MI
  • Welch-Wilmarth Showcase Co., Grand Rapids (1925)
    Absorbed Grand Rapids Showcase Co.
    Plant sold to Grand Rapids Store & Equipment Co.
  • Wernicke Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1893-1900)
    organized in Minneapolis
    moved to Grand Rapids, 1898
    moved to Cincinnati
  • West Leonard Upholstering, Grand Rapids (1927-present)**
  • Western Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1938-1939)
  • West Michigan Furniture Co., Holland
  • Westgate Manufacturing Co., Ann Arbor (operating ca. 1928)
  • Westinghouse Architectural Systems Division, Grand Rapids (1961-present)**
    formerly Architectural Systems Inc.
  • White Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1932-1933)
  • White Steel Sanitary Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1910-1937)
  • Widdicomb Brothers, Grand Rapids (1864-1868)
    became Widdicomb Brothers & Richmond
  • Widdicomb Brothers & Richmond, Grand Rapids (1869-1873)
    became Widdicomb Furniture Co.
  • Widdicomb Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1873-1971)
    began as George Widdicomb & Sons 1858
    incorporated, 1873
    became Widdicomb-Mueller Corp., 1950
    became Widdicomb Furniture Corp., 1962
    purchased by Grand Rapids Store Equipment Co., 1970
    name purchased by John Widdicomb Co., 1970
  • Widdicomb-Mueller Corp., Grand Rapids (1950-1962)
  • Widdicomb, John Co.
    see: John Widdicomb Co.
  • J.C. Widman & Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Wilburn Co. Grand Rapids (1960)
  • Wilhelm Furniture Co., Sturgis (operating ca. 1928)
  • Will L. George Corp., Grand Rapids (1950-1952)
  • Willard J. Bennett Co., Grand Rapids (1950-1952)
  • William A. Berkey Co., Grand Rapids (1881-1885)
    became William A Berkey Furniture Co.
  • William A. Berkey Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1881-1950)
    incorporated 1883
    purchased by John Widdicomb Co. 1950
  • William D. Dykstra Co., Grand Rapids (1956-1965)
  • William Drueke Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1920-1992)
    moved to Big Rapids, MI
  • William Harty Co., Grand Rapids (1878)
  • William T. Powers Chair Shop, Grand Rapids (1847-1851)
    became Powers & Ball
    purchased by Baker Furniture and operations moved to Holland, MI 1952
  • Williams-Kimp Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1925-1952)
  • Williams Manufacturers Co., Grand Rapids (1965-1973)
  • Wilmarth Show Case Co., Grand Rapids (1888-1925)
  • Wilson, H.A., Grand Rapids (1859)
  • Wilson and Beckwith Studio, Grand Rapids (1926)
  • Wilson,Thomas Studios
    see: Thomas Wilson Studios
  • Winchester & Haldane, Grand Rapids (1854-1855)
    became E.W. & S.A. Winchester, 1855
  • Windsor Upholstering, Grand Rapids (1915-1929)
  • Windsor Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1923)
  • Wis-Kem Cabinet Co., Grand Rapids (1912-1913)
  • Wolverine Chair & Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1880-1891)
    reorganized as Wolverine Chair Co., 1887
  • Wolverine Counter & Table Top Co., Grand Rapids (1962-1969)
  • Wolverine Fixture Co., Grand Rapids (1926)
  • Wolverine Manufacturing Co., Detroit (operating ca. 1907)
  • Wolverine Show Case Co., Grand Rapids (1904-1907)
  • Wolverine Specialty Furniture Co. 1933-1957 (1965?)
  • Wolverine Show Case Co., Grand Rapids (1904-1907)
  • Wolverine Upholstery Co., Grand Rapids (1928 -1961)
  • E. Wonnick, Grand Rapids (1908-918)
    acquired by Steil Shops Inc.
  • Wood-Batik Shops, Grand Rapids (1921-1929)
  • Wood Products Corp. of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (1925-1951)
  • Wood, Skinner & Brooks, Grand Rapids (1880)
    reorganized as New England Furniture Co., 1880
  • Woodard Furniture Co., Owosso (1867-after 1928)
  • Woodcraft Cabinet Shop, Grand Rapids (1950-1953)
  • The Worden Co., (1882-present)**
    in Grand Rapids from 1882-1891
    moved to Holland
  • Wosinski, Peter, Grand Rapids (1920)
  • Wyant-Emmett Furniture Co., Grand Rapids (1922)

Y

  • Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Co. , Grand Rapids & Ionia (before 1908-1928)
  • Yurkinas & Urban Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids (1949-1953)

Z

  • Zeeland Furniture Manufacturing Co., Zeeland (operating ca.1907)
  • Zeeland Wood Turning Works, Grand Rapids (1919-present)**
  • Zenas E. Allen Co., Grand Rapids (1885-1903)



 


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