History of Sugar House Furniture
Started by husband and wife, Jill and Kevin Haskell, Sugar House Furniture (Originally 19th Century Furniture) has been in business since October, 1985. After years of Kevin working as a carpenter and Jill working in accounting, they decided to start their own business. A furniture store was an easy choice due to Kevin’s knowledge in the wood working field.
The business was started in a small boutique sized showroom, in a strip small mall in the heart of Sugar House. They started with antique reproduction furniture and small accessories of the same style and slowly expanded their products to solid wood, USA made, shaker style furniture. As the business grew so did the inventory and with that came new lines of furniture offered. Included in the new lines of furniture was a small mission style bedroom set along with a Morris Chair and several occasional end tables and from that day in 1999, 19th Century Furniture had found its niche.
The response was so great to the “new” Mission style furniture that they decided to bring in more and more of it until eventually in 2001 they had gone completely to the Mission style. This should have come as no surprise due to the amount of craftsman bungalow style homes in the Sugar House area, along with South Salt Lake, Millcreek and the Avenues. This also sparked a name change as they were no longer carrying 19th Century antique reproductions so also in that year Jill and Kevin decided to change their name from 19th Century Furniture to Sugar House Furniture. Since then, Sugar House Furniture has been the must stop destination for Mission style furniture and accessories.
In 2000 and 2002, Jill and Kevin added two key full time employees, their sons, Chris and Ben. From then on, it was truly a small family business who prided themselves in selling a great product with wonderful customer service. Today Sugar House Furniture is still a very successful small family business minus one member of the family.
On September 1st, 2015, Sugar House Furniture moved to a new location and into a building with a showroom 3 times the square footage of their old boutique. With all the additional showroom they have stuck to their roots with what made them successful, (Solid Wood, USA Made Product, Mission Style) but also listening to customers and filling their needs with expanded product lines and styles.