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We sell our furniture to over 200 retailers across North America, furnish 10,000 hotel rooms, and manufacture 3,000 individual products

Introducing DeFehr Furniture

DeFehr hasn’t strayed far from its roots. We still make excellent furniture in Winnipeg, not far from the basement shop where A. A. DeFehr mastered his craft decades ago. In those years, quality and service were the foundations of the business. Today we maintain those values while striving to create interesting, durable products. It hasn’t been easy to stay in business through the years - many competitors have closed due to pressure from off-shore imports. But through tenacity and quality, DeFehr survived. We’re now poised for growth and remain family-owned by the third generation of the DeFehr family.

Our Furniture

We build high-value, on-trend furniture. Many of our pieces are shipped fully assembled, and everything from our factory comes with both our 1-year warranty and safety guarantee. While we strive to show true craftsmanship and value in our end products, we also work hard behind the scenes to provide a safe and family-focused working environment for the 400+ Canadians we employ.

DeFehr products are available coast-to-coast through our well-known retail partners. Product lines include bedroom and dining sets, entertainment units and home office furniture. We also produce furnishings for the hospitality industry for more than 10,000 hotel rooms around the world.

We take pride in sourcing as many raw materials as possible within Canada and North America. Not only does it make sense for the environment, but Canadian forests produce beautiful materials for furniture making. For example, our solid wood bedroom sets are made from Manitoba pine that is grown within 200 kilometers of our factory.

Working at DeFehr

As a company who began as a small, family-owned business, DeFehr has grown to hold strong family values. We care for our employees and strive to make our company feel like a second home. We offer great discounts on products, generous benefits packages and flexible hours. When you work with us, you’ll feel like family.

We employ a cross-section of long-term and new Canadians while welcoming to our team anyone with a drive to learn the art of furniture making. We utilize a broad range of automated machinery, but many aspects of production rely on quality craftsmanship from our expert furniture makers.

We work hard to promote a safe workplace that produces and builds safe furniture. DeFehr Furniture is an industry leader in Workers Compensation Board rankings based on claim numbers, lost time and Return to Work policies and procedures. We believe that we have built a culture rich in health and safety initiatives.

At DeFehr, we are committed to excellence in serving our customers including people with disabilities. We strive to treat all persons with dignity and respect and encourages independence and equal opportunity through our Customer Service Accessibility Policy.

Environmental Stewardship

Providing the highest quality, case good furniture in North America means putting innovation and environmental stewardship first. Environmental stewardship is embedded in our manufacturing processes and plant through a variety of different initiatives

Responsible Corporate Citizen

DeFehr Furniture is licensed under the Environmental Act (Licence #2638R) by Manitoba Conservation. This licence is given to those businesses who consistently meet or exceed safe environmental practices.

Using Local Sustainable Products

We aim to use as much local and sustainable material as possible. Our Manitoba Jack Pine is one of our most commonly used materials and is sourced less than 200 km away from our plant.

Reducing VOC Emissions

We use CARB-2 certified particle board which is formaldahyde-free and eliminates any health risks associated with it. Each year we continue to reduce our VOC's by using water-based stains and UV finishing technology.

Minimizing Landfill Waste

We have virtually eliminated the use of styrofoam in our packaging and have further reduced our use of cardboard by adopting a cap and tray technique which only packages commercial (hotel) products with corner pads in lieu of boxes.

Managing Wood Waste

We recycle 95% of the wood waste that our plant generates every month which minimizes the amount sent to our local landfill.

Eliminating Fossil Fuels

As a Canadian-based supplier, we are able to maintain low transportation costs which reduces our overall carbon footprint.

Our On-going Initiatives

Using Less Energy

We’ve replaced over 750 incandescent light bulbs with LED lighting which uses much less energy. The lifespan of LED's are much longer, therefore decreasing our need for replacement.

Employee Recycling Program

In 2015, we eliminated our use of styrofoam coffee cups and plastic stir sticks. With over 400 employees, that saves an average of 292,000 cups from going to our local landfill each year.

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