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Groundbreaking Signals Start of Construction For New Enhancements to Darvin Furniture Retail Showroom

Orland Park, IL, May 24, 2017 - Shovels dug in and turned over the first wedges of soil to signal the official start of construction for an extensive façade renovation project at Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store. The project, which will significantly enhance the building’s exterior impact as well as the entryway and interior space for the retail showroom, is scheduled for completion in September.

According to Lori Stengren, VP Sales, Merchandising and Marketing, the upcoming renovations will elevate the visual presence of the Darvin Furniture exterior façade while providing additional interior space for more displays. The Darvin Furniture showroom, 15400 LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL, currently offers more than 200,000 square feet of display space.

"For years, our customers have been telling us the inside of showroom is so much bigger than it appears from the outside," Stengren explains. "This new construction will significantly enhance the visual impact of the exterior façade to more accurately reflect the vast showroom we offer inside."

While initial construction will be focused on the exterior impact, Strengen says the interior will also benefit from a new entrance which will provide three times the space of the current entryway. "Our new vestibule will greet customers with a beautiful, rounded, glass enclosure that will set a friendly and inviting tone for the service and selection they can expect inside the store."

Visitors entering our showroom will enjoy more of the popular entryway displays that represent the hottest products and latest trends in the industry. "This new construction represents Darvin Furniture's continued commitment to creating a comfortable and inviting customer experience," Strengen.


Attendees (from l to r) Ethel Stichter, Customer Service Manager; Lori Stengren, VP of Merchandising, Marketing and Sales; Jim Waner Jr., VP of Waner Enterprises, Inc.; Steve Darvin, Co-Owner Darvin Furniture; Jim Waner Sr., President, Waner Enterprises, Inc.; Marty Darvin, Co-Owner Darvin Furniture; Eric Waner, Project Manager, Waner Enterprises, Inc.; Carolina Dizon, Executive VP of Finance; Bob McGivney, Store Manager.

Darvin Furniture is the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Retailer of the Year Award (See Video) from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The award recognizes Darvin for meeting consumer desires, dedication to the community, and loyalty to its employees.