The purchase contians all case goods and a “vast majority’ of Councill’s upholstery products, in the light of a news release. “The (Councill) product line is an ideal complement to the product offerings offered by Kindel and Karges,” the announcement said.
Kindel said it will transition production from Denton to its Wyoming production facility at 4047 Eastern Ave. SE. Future plans include hiring additional craftsmen and craftswomen.
Founded in 1973 by Fred Councill, the Councill Co. specialized in executive office furniture. In 1980, the company expanded into producing desks, credenza and conference tables.
What’s more, Councill has concentrated on more transitional styles overall and it continued to offer an extensive line of executive desks and office furnishings.
Kindel, founded in 1901 and based in Grand Rapids, is a family-owned firm known for its American-made luxury furniture. In 2014 Kindel purchased the Karges Furniture Co., another family-owned furniture manufacturer from Evansville, Ind.
“The combined companies of Kindel, Karges and Councill now reflect the best of the best in American craftsmanship, quality and timeless design,” said James A. Fisher, Kindel owner and chairman.
“The growth opportunities for Kindel and its stable of brands are enormous,” Fisher said. “We strive to be the company that builds to order and offers custom capabilities in the most extensive sense. It is a natural for Councill to join the Kindel companies.”
More importantly, Moore Councill, the son of founder, Fred Councill, has returned to his roots by joining the combined companies as senior vice president of sales for all Kindel brands.