About Ken Michaels Furniture & Milwaukee Mattress

Ken Michaels Furniture has been providing luxury 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. We take pride in offering handcrafted, sustainably made furniture to the Milwaukee area.