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.


Proudly made by American craftsmen in the USA


We proudly manufacture american made high quality custom upholstery furniture in Norwalk, Ohio. Located halfway between Detroit and Cleveland on Lake Erie. We are people who like to “make things” and we are especially proud to be a part of the current “maker movement” in America.


So you can rest assured that you are getting a good, safe, quality handcrafted product. We feel products made in the USA are far superior than imported goods.


Our products are handcrafted in the USA with a focus on using american suppliers and local artisans so consumers can be confident about their Norwalk purchase.


These materials come from responsible suppliers here in the U.S. who are concerned about consumers health and safety.  


Today, we operate in a “mid-century” modern 440,000 square foot factory that employees 225 craftspeople, many of whom are second and third generation artisans. This team creates over 40,000 pieces each year, one at a time, by hand, with each piece built to the specifications of our dealer partners for their customers.


What differentiates the quality of one sofa or chair from another is hidden beneath the fabric. It begins with the frame. The materials and methods used in construction are what will ultimately determine how long-lasting your furniture will be.


Quality control is critical to build and deliver products that meet or exceed customer expectation. Our inspection team ensures that the quality of your product meets predetermined standards before packaging and shipping to you.

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