Since 1902

Charles Edward Gerken and John R. Galpin became partners and founded Galpin & Gerken, an upholstery company specializing in repairing and reupholstering furniture. The company was located on Washington Street in Toledo, Ohio.


Our inspiration gallery is full of amazing designs that will get your creative ideas flowing.

Your Inspiration is Here

Timeless pieces defined by how you live and what you love.

Decorative Nails

Nailhead trim is a great design detail – standard on some styles Explore on the Linkin.

Pillow Selection

Choose a different pillow style –
19 choices – at no extra charge.
Try it on the Louise.

Leg Options

Many styles have several wood leg choices. Customize the leg of choice. Explore on Kent.

Fabrics & Leathers

Textiles are the secret sauce to
making the statement in any room. We offer 1000 fabrics.

Build your Own

Build your Own

Customize your living room when you build your own sofa, chair or sectional. Create your own perfect silhouette by choosing styling details for the arm, seat, back and base. We will build it to your selections. There’s more…you can also design your own recliner, ottoman and bed. Discover all the Build Your Own collections.


Your imagination turns into a masterpiece that’s distinctively your own. We have a department that handles minor styling changes to help you meet special requests from your customers. These requests do not alter our high-quality standards.


To list a few possibilities…you can order a combination of fabrics on specified areas of a sofa, add decorative tape or trim, change to a bench seat in place of three cushions, or delete welts.


Bring your ideas to life!

Special Applications

Comfort Is Key

Norwalk designs fashionable products while keeping comfort in mind. Back pillow and seat cushion comfort options are available. The upholstery that our craftsmen proudly create by hand will provide years of lasting comfort.

Customer’s Own Material

We understand the importance of getting the right upholstered piece to complete a room. We offer approximately 1000 beautiful fabrics and leathers.


In addition to the covers in our line, we will also build furniture with fabric or leather provided by the customer.


Norwalk’s COM program allows you to use the customer’s own material to cover the frame of choice. 

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