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Art Van Furniture Overview

Warren, MI
Company - Private
Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Art Van Furniture, the Midwest number one furniture and mattress company was founded by Art Van Elslander in 1959. What began in a modest 4,000 square foot store in East Detroit is now more than 120 locations across the Midwest including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and ... Read more

Mission: We will be the #1 Furniture Retailer within the communities we serve by being; product-obsessed, offering an inspiring in-store experience, exceptional service and engaging communication.

We will be "easy and delightful" for ... Read more

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Art Van Furniture – Why Work For Us?

undefinedArt Van Furniture, the Midwest number one furniture and mattress company was founded by Art Van Elslander in 1959.  What began in a  modest 4,000 square foot store in East Detroit is now more than 120 locations across the Midwest including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa.  

The founding philosophy was to provide the community with quality furniture at great prices with high standards of customer service and that belief continues six decades later.    Having built his company with the belief that “buildings are just brick and mortar, but the heartbeat of a company is its people,” Van Elslander’s business savvy and groundbreaking practices have earned him the loyalty of his employees and the respect of the furniture industry. 

Van Elslander is also credited with  saving Michigan’s iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade from financial ruin in 1990, and helping it thrive in the years since to become America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture.

 In 2017, Van Elslander sold his business to T.H. Lee Partners.

Benefits that Fit Your Lifestyle

Art Van Furniture believes in supporting its associates with benefits that recognize their value and encourage a healthy, happy life.

In addition to competitive pay and career advancement opportunities, you will also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401K Plan
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Associate Discounts
  • Department Bonuses

Education and Development

  • At Art Van Furniture, we consider ourselves lifelong learners. We are known for having the top training and development programs in the industry.

This commitment to growth begins with initial orientation and continues throughout your career at Art Van. Whether you want to learn about new products or invest in your professional development, we will provide you with the following opportunities to learn:

  • Product Training
  • Sales Training
  • Seminars
  • Quarterly Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Leadership Development

Profit Sharing

We have an outstanding Profit Sharing program that can help you achieve your long-term financial goals and dreams.


Here are a few of our recognition programs that you can take advantage of :

  • Associate Discounts on Art Van Product
  • Department-Specific Performance Recognition
  • Seniority Recognitions
  • Top Performing Sales Clubs

Art Van Furniture Reviews

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    A company that is filled with people who care about the quality of their work.


    Retail hours can be challenging to balance.

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Art Van Furniture Photos

Art Van Furniture photo of: 2015 - 12 Cadillac Cars awarded to our Top Sales Performers
Art Van Furniture photo of: Glendale Heights Ribbon Cutting
Art Van Furniture photo of: Giving Back in Glendale Heights Illinois
Art Van Furniture photo of: Art Van..Proud Sponsor of America's Thanksgiving Parade
Art Van Furniture photo of: One of our Favorite photos of our Chairman
Art Van Furniture photo of: Winter Wonderland
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Art Van Furniture Interviews



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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Art Van Furniture (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.


    They are very straight forward, discussed expectations of the position, local company structure, amount of recent growth and expectations for the next couple years. Expect a call with a few preliminary questions and then to meet in person with your local hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Ask to describe responsibilities for specific project at previous employer.   1 Answer
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Art Van Furniture Awards & Accolades

  • T0P 100 Retailer, Furniture Today Magazine, 2015
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2009

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