Our Family to Yours – in Valparaiso, Indiana since 1903
Valparaiso, IN 46385
At Fenker’s Home Furnishings & Gifts, we offer quality home furnishings for every room of your home. Whether you’re looking for bedroom furniture or bedding, maybe even a lamp or accessories, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Fenker’s. For your living room, dining room, den, bar, or sunroom, you’ll find quality name-brand home furnishings and accessories from the names you can trust.
With quality products from Ashley, Bassett, Hooker, Kincaid, La-Z-Boy, Leathercraft, Lexington, Lloyd Flanders, Pulaski, Seth Thomas, Simmons, South Sea Rattan, Tempur-pedic, and others, you’ll surely find the home furnishings, accessories, and gifts you need to make your home – HOME!
And you can trust Fenker’s too. We’ve been in business for over 100 years – and are here to stay.
In 1903, Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson wheeled out their first motorcycle, children started coloring with Crayola Crayons, Wilbur & Orville Wright took their first flight, and Fenker & Company sold their first piece of furniture.
Founded by J. L. Fred Fenker, the business has been an important retail establishment in Valparaiso for over 100 years. Together with Robert Buck, Fenker announced they had purchased a furniture store, then owned by W. O. Nanscawen. They opened for business on April 3, 1903 as Fenker & Company at what is now 709 Lincolnway.
In 1909, Fred Fenker continued the business as a sole proprietor at 717 Michigan Avenue. A year later, Fenker’s Furniture moved to larger quarters at what is now 523-525 Lincolnway, where it remained until 1925.
In September 1925, the present two-and-one-half story building at 1114-16 Lincolnway was completed, and the business relocated. Fenker’s continues to operate at this location to this day.
In 1932, Art Fenker joined the business during the most difficult of times – The Great Depression. Providing quality products and service, Fenker’s made it through this trying period.
In 1963, current owner Paul Fenker joined the business. In 1993, his daughter, Allison Fenker Hertges, graduated from Indiana University and joined the business. Paul and Allison run the business together today.
For over 100 years and through four generations, Fenker’s has made itself a family owned and operated business which has been helping fine folks just like you enjoy better living with fine furniture, accessories, gifts — and unparalleled service.
Monday & Friday: 8:30am – 7pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 5pm
Come in and Visit Us Today!
Just Some of Our Brands:
- Lloyd Flanders
- Seth Thomas
- South Sea Rattan
- And Others