Arthur Mueller mentored John E Steinhafel and they opened Mueller-Steinhafel Furniture at 3565 North Teutonia Avenue in Milwaukee.
Arthur Mueller passes away and John E. Steinhafel buys out Arthur’s half of the company. John then relocates the business to 2430 North 3rd Street and changes the name to Steinhafels Furniture.
Steinhafels builds a 40,000 square foot store on 84th and Capitol Drive. John's five children (Elaine, Jim, Bill, Mary and John) become equal partners.
1970 - 1973
Steinhafels opens its second store in 1970 on 84th and Layton Ave. In 1973 Steinhafels builds a 100,000 sq. ft. distribution center in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Steinhafels opens its third store on Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
1990 - 1999
Ellen, Gary, Mark, Tom, and Steve the third generation joins the family business and ushers in a new era of growth with a diverse line of furniture, innovation, environmental inititives, and community giving. Steinhafels opens stores in Madison and Kenosha.
2002 - 2008
Steinhafels builds a 420,000-square-foot headquarters featuring corporate offices, a distribution center, and a 120,000 sq.ft. flagship superstore at I-94 and Hwy F in Waukesha. Steinhafels also opens a store in Menomonee Falls and begins manufacturing their in-house line of “Dreams” mattresses in New Berlin.
2011 - 2019
Steinhafels enters Illinois with a 101,000-square-foot superstore at 569 North Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills. Steinhafels also opens stores in Appleton, Oak Creek, Madison East, Greenfield, and Crystal Lake.
Andrew Steinhafel becomes 4th generation President and opens 3rd Illinois location in Downers Grove.
Steinhafels announces that it has sold all of its stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), making the company 100% employee-owned.
2022 - PRESENT
Steinhafels opens a store in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and plans to open 3 new locations in Illinois - Harwood Heights, Orland Park, and Schaumburg.
Family Operated, since 1934
Furniture & Mattress Retailer
Many Convenient Wisconsin
& Illinois Locations