About Biltrite Furniture
WHY BILTRITE? At BiltRite, we’ve built our specialties around your needs. Our specialties include affordable better quality furniture and mattresses and a large selection of USA and Amish made furniture. We have knowledgeable, experienced sales associates, personal service, in store design services and a huge selection of furniture for every room of your home. CLICK TO READ MORE.
AFFORDABLE BETTER QUALITY FURNITURE
Our affordable better quality furniture includes solid wood USA and Amish made pieces, custom made living room and leather furniture (including eight way hand tied furniture by several American made companies) as well as better quality imported furniture.
USA AND NORTH AMERICAN MADE
We carry one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s best selections of North American made furniture including many pieces that are made in the USA. Our showroom features Amish products in every category.
Small scale furniture is our niche. Small scale furniture is important to BILTRITE because it’s important to Metro Milwaukee. Our family has been a part of the community for four generations, so we understand the room sizes of Milwaukee apartments, condos, small homes and senior living residences. We have the largest selection of small scale furniture in Southeastern Wisconsin.
We have many pieces in stock for quick delivery or pickup, or we are happy to special order the furniture you want. Come check out our vast small scale department today!
AMISH MADE FURNITURE
Amish Made Dining: Over 15 Distinct Sets on Display, 1000’s of Possibilities in Any Style!
BILTRITE offers Metro Milwaukee’s largest selection of Amish made furniture that is built to last a lifetime. We offer an Amish built choice for every room of your home including solid wood dining, bedroom and living room furniture including wood frame sofas, both reclining and stationary, Morris chairs, occasional tables, home entertainment units, glider rockers, wood rockers and cedar chests.
We appreciate your individuality at BILTRITE, so we will special order furniture to fit your specific style and needs. Special orders can include your choice of fabric, leather, wood, hardware, finish, color or size and we still offer you a great sale price! Most special orders take approximately one to three months to arrive.
Are you unsure where to put your new furniture, or how to coordinate it with your existing pieces, flooring and paint? Bring your floor plan, swatches and photos to our staff and they will be happy to help you, either in our showroom or with the use of our Room Planner before your next visit!
COME APART SOFAS, MEASUREMENTS AND MORE
We can deliver furniture to small areas that other stores cannot. Many of our sofas, loveseats, sectionals and reclining options can come apart for easy delivery. These pieces are perfect for attics, basements, second floors, narrow spaces and tight delivery situations.
If you are not sure if the furniture you purchased will fit in your home, we will come to measure, at no charge, before your delivery. Please set up an appointment at the time of purchase.
ABOUT BILTRITE! BiltRite Furniture is a fourth generation family owned and locally operated business that has been proudly serving the Metro-Milwaukee area since 1928. At BILTRITE, we beat the big box stores, department stores and mattress chain stores in quality, price and personal service with knowledgeable sales associates and fourth generation know-how. CLICK TO READ MORE.
Our specialties include affordable better quality furniture and mattresses, most of which are USA and Amish made pieces. As Metro-Milwaukee’s small scale specialists, we have a large selection of small scale furniture perfect for every room in your apartment, condo, small home, senior living residence and more!
The showroom is set up by category to create an easy shopping experience. We have a large inventory of furniture and mattresses in stock on the showroom floor and in our large warehouse. Having our warehouse attached to our showroom allows for quick pick up or delivery of in-stock furniture and mattresses. We also make it possible for you to special or custom order furniture to fit your home. At BILTRITE, you have plenty of options and choices to make, so you can create the home of your dreams.
Our staff is headed by our active hands-on family members, and offers personal service and competitive prices. As a part of a 350 store, billion dollar buying group, manufacturers give us the lowest prices and we pass the savings on to you. We stand behind the products we carry and, of course, we have a low price guarantee.
1928: BILTRITE Furniture is founded by Irwin Kerns as an upholstery shop on 3rd and Garfield in Milwaukee. This location sold custom-made sofas for $1000 and created BILTRITE’s reputation for better quality furniture that has carried on for four generations. While BILTRITE no longer builds its own furniture, the furniture now sold at BILTRITE comes from brand name companies, the vast majority of which are manufactured in the USA and Canada.
1929: Irwin Kerns and his wife Frieda give birth to their daughter, Claire. The Great Depression hits the country, but BILTRITE finds a way to grow by developing its business plan of selling quality furniture with value, selection, and service at the lowest price to stay in business. Eighty three years later, BILTRITE has weathered through many changes in the economy by following this same plan and is the oldest family furniture store in Milwaukee.
1948: BILTRITE moves to 723 West Mitchell Street.
1950: Mort K. marries Claire K. and begins to work at BILTRITE.
1964: Marty K., Mort K. and Claire K.’s son, begins to help out on weekends.
1977: Marty K. marries Gail K. and she becomes a part of the third generation of BILTRITE.
1987: Maureen K., Marty K.’s sister, leaves her law practice to join her brother and father as they begin to expand on Mitchell Street.
1989: BILTRITE acquires an additional building on Mitchell Street and remodels to connect four buildings, including the old Park movie theater and the A & P, as one large, multi-level store.
1994: BILTRITE becomes a founding member of Furniture 1st, a billion dollar buying group that helps independent retailers across the country pass savings onto consumers as well as compete with national chains.
2001: Randi K., Fourth Generation, graduates from High Point University in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and a minor in Art. High Point University is the only college in the country that offers a Home Furnishings Program connected to the furniture industry. She returns to Milwaukee to rejoin the family business.
2004: Brad K., Fourth Generation, graduates from High Point University with Bachelors’ Degrees in Home Furnishings Marketing, Home Furnishings Management and Business Administration. He returns to Milwaukee to rejoin the family business.
2005: BILTRITE purchases land in Greenfield to build a new facility.
2006: BILTRITE relocates to the new 65,000 sq. ft. location, and Randi K. becomes BILTRITE’s spokesperson.
2008: BILTRITE celebrates their 80th Anniversary.
2009: BILTRITE begins to carry Amish furniture made in Holmes County, Ohio, which is home the largest Amish population in the country.
2011: BILTRITE celebrates their fifth year in the new Greenfield location.
2012: BILTRITE is honored at the Better Business Bureau’s 100th anniversary celebration at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
2013: BILTRITE celebrates their 85th year in business and seventh year in the new location in Greenfield.
GIVING BACK! The BiltRite Family and their employees are dedicated to having a positive impact on the Greater Milwaukee Area, particularly the Greenfield community in which the store is now located. CLICK TO READ MORE.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
BILTRITE has contributed gift certificates to charitable raffles for numerous schools, volunteer organizations and religious institutions. BILTRITE also employs members of the Grand Avenue Club and makes direct financial contributions to organizations including:
- United Way of Greater Milwaukee
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
- Grand Avenue Club
- Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
- Susan G. Komen For The Cure-Southeast Wisconsin
- Dan Jensen Family Festival
- City of Greenfield 50th Anniversary
- Greenfield Police Dept. Special Victim Interview Room- Furnishings Donated
- Greenfield Police K9 Unit
- Greenfield High School Booster Club
- The New Greenfield Library- Home Furnishings Section donated by BILTRITE
- Local Churches, Non-Profits, ect
TESTIMONIALS! Thanks again and thanks for continuing to serve the area-nothing better than finding a local, non-chain store to do business with. - Heather. CLICK TO READ MORE.
Just a very quick note to tell you that I was very impressed with your sales associate, Tom. He took as much time as I needed to make a decision and was very helpful with offering input when I requested it. One of your design associates also assisted me with some decisions, however, I do not recall her name. She, too, provided the help that I needed. These two individuals made my shopping experience a pleasant one. Thank you. - Lorna
Stopped in for the first time two weeks ago. Husband hates to shop however we told the salesperson, Tom, exactly what we wanted. He directed us to the area to look and we found our Amish loveseats in leather which is what we wanted. Plus, being a small person, my feet touch the floor when I sit!! Thanks to the expert quality and sales staff. - Pat and Jim
I just wanted to comment that I was in last week on New Year’s Day or the day after and purchased a sectional, couch and TV stand. My sales person was Nancy. I just wanted to say what a pleasant shopping experience. She was so kind and patient with us, my daughter was with me who is 13 and she was kind and pleasant with her also. When we moved over to the credit department, I did not catch her name, but she was just as nice and pleasant. Thanks so much. We shopped the other stores, and service was the best at BiltRite. When I get my furniture delivered and see what space I have left, I will be back for a bookcase. - Karen
Randi, I want to thank you again for all your help and special discounts in regards to our dining room table. We truly love it. It is beautiful and we had a wonderful Christmas with it in our home. Have a wonderful New Year and please also thank Maureen for all her help as well. We truly appreciate your time, help, knowledge and service. It was wonderful. - Joanna and Andy
Morning Randi, Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for your help with Joanna McQuide and the gorgeous table! It is EXACTLY how we envisioned and fits the space perfectly. It has been in constant use since it arrived. This table will be as famous as my couch soon! I am having table envy, I need one of those in my house - Jennifer
We are MOST pleased with our new bedroom set. It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! We very impressed with the set up for inspection and overjoyed with the men who delivered it with such loving and meticulous care. (They earned hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.) We will be repeat customers when we shop for furniture in the future! - Mary and John
Thank you for the super terrific delivery of my table. I forgot to give the driver a tip, so please let them know they did a terrific job.- Kathryn
Hey Randi, we, my wife and I, stopped in today, Saturday. We ended up with two very nice pieces, but not what we originally, the Martin, piece, were targeting. Very happy with the result. The service we received was truly outstanding. Rick was our sales guy, he was a delight to work with, but the greater was friendly as was the warehouse crew. You have instilled a great customer service focused environment. Thanks again, we have made Biltrite our go to furniture store! - Kevin
Thanks again and thanks for continuing to serve the area-nothing better than finding a local, non-chain store to do business with.- Heather
Gratitude to all for superlative service! When my friends in Milwaukee led me to Biltrite, I was not prepared for the quality of service I was to receive. From my initial inquiries, to working with the staff on ordering and receiving my piece, everyone provided helpful, prompt and knowledgeable assistance! I am thrilled with my new, custom designed piece, and am still shaking my head that I wound up purchasing it in Wisconsin, rather than in the Chicago area! Nothing could compare with your designs, quality of product and service. Much gratitude is sent your way for fulfilling my dreams and doing it in such a professional manner! - Diane
Sorry that I couldn’t bring up either of your review sites to tell you how much we enjoyed shopping at Biltrite several days ago. Both Maureen and Nancy were very helpful and spent a lot of time showing us many choices – from a couch and 2 chairs with upholstery fabrics to choose from to various tables to complement them.- Dick and Donna Holscher and Deborah
I just wanted to tell you what a great store you have. My Husband and I were there last week and it is the second visit to purchase we have made. We came to your store because of the excelent service/products you have. We were met at the door by a very friendly staff and she asked if there was anything in particular we were looking for. We told her that this trip we were looking for recliners, in particular a “Big Mans” recliner. She directed us and we lazily walked back to the direction we were given. After finding our choices we were greeted by a nice man named Bill. After asking what we were looking for and somewhat the price range/style/idea we had.He then began to show us the choices we had. Looking at the chairs he explained the structure and fabric etc. We chatted casually with him and finally decided on a purchase. We also explained to him the wonderful service we had last fall and how much we enjoyed the two chairs we purchased. He asked if we may put something on t! he internet. I was happy to do so. We like BiltRite and will continue to return when we need something from your store. The friendliness of staff, service and products are of great quality and I will recommend Your Store to whom ever I talk to that needs furniture. From a Friendly Staff and great products. Thanks to you and Your Staff and Thanks to Bill. We had a very positive experience the first time and that prompted us to return where we found the same Quality service and product the second time. Thanks again.Sincerely, Mike & Lynda
When I moved here as a kid in 1994, my parents’ house wasn’t ready for us, so I ended up spending my first month in Wisconsin at an overnight camp.
When camp was over, my parents picked me up from the bus, and took me to my new home.
When we arrived, I went into my bedroom and was surprised to see an entire room with brand new furniture! I remember being so excited. And, that begins my relationship with the BILTRITE Family.
Since then, my husband, Brian, and I watched the store move and create an amazing showroom with a vast selection of furniture and mattresses.
Brian and I have furnished 3 homes from BILTRITE, and each time, the BILTRITE Family went the extra mile by offering expert design ideas for our space. Not only that, the showroom displays a variety of furniture and mattress styles that fit any budget.
The personal and knowledgable attention, the wide selection of furniture and mattresses, and the many price points, all make BILTRITE Furniture the place to go. Start your relationship with them today, like I did over 15 years ago!-Judy Parrish
Just purchased a mattress today from BiltRite. Tom was our salesman. He was very courteous and helpful in our decision making for this purchase. Excellent experience. Thanks for your help.-Judy Kowatsch
I thought I would take your email to me as an opportunity to write an email to you.
My first purchase from BiltRite occurred about eight or ten years ago. I was looking for a bookcase and a television stand, and a co-worker suggested BiltRite. She told me to call the store and talk to a salesman. I had never done business that way, but it worked! I told your salesman what I was looking for and came into your Mitchell Street store that evening. I purchased the first bookcase he showed me and the second television stand he had selected.
After your move to your Greenfield location, I purchased another television stand for a different room and later a set of end tables for my living room. Unfortunately, I purchased a leather sofa from a different retailer and an over-sized stuffed chair with ottoman from yet another retailer, and I hate these purchases. I should have stuck with BiltRite. The other purchases are not wearing well, so sooner than later I will be back to BiltRite to replace them. I should have stuck with a proven winner!
I thought you might want to hear from a satisfied customer. I recommend you to all my friends.-Terri
Hello and thank you for your call and email. I love my sofa and so appreciate the helpful service from sales staff, financing staff and delivery staff. All around, working with you has been a very positive experience. I will certainly share my ratings online and have already shared with friends and family.-Linda
The new couch seems very nice. Feels much more supportive but still comfortable. The fabric obviously won’t shed so we won’t be repeating that problem. Thanks for making this right, I am not sure other stores would have done the same.
By the way, the delivery guys that were here on Thursday were great.Thanks, Sandy and Dave Lakric
Thank you for being so accommodating today. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came to BiltRite and have been exhausted with looking at oversized or low quality items. Your service has been excellent and finding just the right piece for our smaller living room made me a happy customer. I will certainly be coming back for furnishings in the future! Thanks again, Bob
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We have been a staple of the Metro-Milwaukee Community for four generations, so we understand the variety of Milwaukee homes. From apartments to condos, duplexes to new housing developments, we have built our specialties around the needs of the community. BILTRITE has something perfect for every Metro-Milwaukee home!
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BILTRITE is a founding member of Furniture First, a one billion dollar buying group of 350 stores. Furniture First membership gives BILTRITE and other independent retailers across the country, the ability to pass savings on to you because manufacturers give us the lowest prices!
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