Legacy

A Rich Legacy

Six Decades of Exceptional Experiences

In 1962, Shirley Henricksen opened our doors as a small, family business. Guided by our core values and a commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences, Henricksen has grown to become a leading contract furniture dealership in size and scale, annual sales, capabilities, and reputation.

1962

Shirley Henricksen established Henricksen Office Furniture in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1979

Steve + Lois McPartlin (Shirley Henricksen's daughter) purchase Henricksen.

Henricksen reached $1MM in annual sales.

1983

Henricksen breaks ground on new corporate headquarters in Itasca, Illinois.

1984

Henricksen becomes HNI dealer.

1989

Henricksen opens second showroom, located in Downtown Chicago, Illinois.

1993

Henricksen expands to central Illinois, established a third showroom located in Peoria, Illinois.

1994

Henricksen expands into Wisconsin, established showroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2000

Henricksen becomes largest HNI dealer partner.

2002

Henricksen establishes showroom in Madison, Wisconsin.

2004

Henricksen expands into Minnesota with acquisition of Metro Furniture Solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2011

Steve + Lois McPartlin retire.

Mike Assell leads Henricksen as President.

2012

Henricksen celebrates 50th anniversary.

Henricksen enters the New York City market, establishes showroom in Midtown Manhattan.

2019

Henricksen reaches $258MM in annual sales.

Mike Assell retires. Russell Frees leads Henricksen as President + CEO.

2022

Henricksen celebrates 60th anniversary.

Henricksen enters the Tennessee market including Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga with acquisition of Synergy Business Environments.

Henricksen enters the Philadelphia and Washington, DC markets with acquisition of COFCO.