It began in 1893 when Edsko Hekman ventured from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids, Michigan hoping to find his life’s work as a furniture maker. Edsko’s enchantment with furniture, crafted in the old-world traditions, would later blossom in his three sons. They would fulfill their father’s dream and open the doors of the Hekman Furniture Company in 1922.
In 1983 Hekman was purchased by the Howard Miller Clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan. In 1993, Hekman acquired Woodmark Furniture, an upholstery company founded by Elliot Wood whose discriminating standards were a perfect match to Hekman’s long tradition of excellence.
The company now enjoyed a position of strength in its ability to offer its customer superior casegoods and the finest in upholstery. The careful selection of ingredients, the patient hands-on techniques and the exacting presentation...remain the hallmarks of the Hekman Furniture Company
today. Now, almost a century old, Hekman is widely recognized as one of America’s premier furniture suppliers. "