Family Owned & Operated

Ken Michaels Furniture has been providing quality furniture and mattresses to Milwaukee and the surrounding areas for over 70 years. Company founder Kenneth Dethloff began making mattresses for Sealy after World War II. He then decided to strike out on his own. With his wife, Margaret, he founded Pewaukee Mattress in 1947 and expanded the business to include three retail stores in Milwaukee. During this time, Kenneth and Margaret had their four children: Ken, Frank, Michael, and Margaret. Kenneth sold Pewaukee Mattress to Margaret’s brothers in 1959 and in 1960 founded Milwaukee Mattress, which still operates today out of our downtown factory. Today, Ken Michaels Furniture and Milwaukee Mattress are going strong under the second generation of the Dethloff family. We take pride in offering handcrafted, sustainably made furniture to the Milwaukee area.

  • Design It Your Way

    Our American factory is designed to be flexible and handcraft furniture tailored to what you want.

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  • Craftsmanship & Warranty

    We stand behind our craftsmanship and will repair or replace any defective part or parts of our products.

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  • Delivered to Your Door

    At Ken Michaels Furniture our service isn't finished until you have your purchase safely in your home.

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