Kettle River Furniture

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Kettle River Furniture, owned by Justin Obermark, was established in 1981 and has been a Chamber of Commerce member since.

Kettle River provides excellent quality furniture at recognized value. They take pride in offering a wide variety of styles and price points to satisfy the desires and needs of families in the Market area. Kettle River Furniture is different based on their strong commitment to superb service throughout the buying and delivery process, and they are one of the few stores that offer immediate delivery on what people see on the showroom floor – they will even follow a customer home to deliver on the spot.

Justin began working at the store when he was still in high school. His grandmother was the owner at that time and Justin was always impressed when he saw how happy people were when they received the furniture they had been wanting. He learned a lot about hard work while working in the warehouse and on the delivery trucks, but Justin always knew that helping people make their homes beautiful was a very exciting thing to do. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Justin returned to working at Kettle River Furniture full time. He have worked hard every day and has been fortunate enough to take on more responsibility over the last few years.

The business has been in the family for nearly 30 years, and Justin has always had a desire to own his own business. This gave Justin the perfect opportunity to carry on the family business, achieve his goals and serve the community.

Kettle River Furniture carries a large selection of styles at different prices – everything from recliners to full sized living room leather sectionals. They have a large selection of entertainment centers, home office and accessories for every taste. They have grown a great deal over the past several years, expanding the store and moving their warehouse to a new building across the street. The folks at Kettle River feel fortunate to have been embraced by the people of Edwardsville and surrounding areas – now they even have customers from St. Louis.

Justin attributes their success to his employees’ dedication to hard work, and for treating every customer like they are part of their family.

Over the course of this summer they will install a new bar-coding system that will tremendously increase efficiencies at Kettle River. As they grow, Justin knows the Chamber and the other businesses that belong are an essential part of their success. “Being a member of the Chamber gives our company credibility and the opportunity to meet potential clients and build business relationships.”

Kettle River Furniture supports a variety of organizations, including the SIUE Athletic Department, St. Paul Kirchenfest, St. Boniface Church, Orange Crush Softball Team, and Meridian Village.

To learn more about Kettler River Furniture, call them at 618.656.5111, visit them in person at 1091 State Route 157 in Edwardsville, or visit them online at www.kettleriverfurn.com.