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Art Van Furniture Overview
Warren, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
From the ground up. Mr. Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture, began working in a Detroit furniture store as a young man. In just a few short years, he was ready for a bigger challenge and opened his own store on Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road in 1959. His ... 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?

undefinedFrom the ground up. Mr. Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture, began working in a Detroit furniture store as a young man. In just a few short years, he was ready for a bigger challenge and opened his own store on Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road in 1959. His founding philosophy was to provide the community with quality furniture at great prices, with always high standards of customer service.

Known then as Art Van’s, Mr. Van Elslander was the sole employee of the store, which featured Danish and contemporary home furnishings. Though Detroit's economy was struggling, the company grew and later the name was changed to the current Art Van Furniture. In 1973, Art Van Furniture moved its headquarters from 12 Mile and Van Dyke Road to the 14 Mile location in Warren, where it is still located today.

After 55 years, our family-run business operates 47 Art Van Furniture Stores and 54 PureSleep Mattress Stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

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

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    To work for a leader in the industry with hands-down the best mentors in the business is a gift. We are encouraged bring fresh new ideas to the team and are recognized for our successes and coached through our misses. Overall, it is fast-paced, exciting and rewarding.


    Fast-paced can be a pro or a con depending on your point of view. Some people thrive in an ever-evolving workplace, and some are overwhelmed. This is not a place for the weak or unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    Find the best way to funnel information from the top out to the team so that everyone is singing the same tune. Trust your staff and let them play their position.

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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
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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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