Yager Furniture, located on Main Street in downtown Berne, Indiana, is the oldest family owned furniture store in the area. Established in 1910 by Lawrence Yager and Eli Bierie, Yagers is entering its 102nd year of business.
Yagers, once known as Bierie and Yager Furniture and Undertaking, offered home furnishings such as sofas, leather rocking chairs, rugs, mattresses, bedroom and dining room furniture, electrical appliances, and pianos.
In 1937, Lawrence Yager became the sole owner and changed the name to Yager Furniture. As the business began to prosper, Lawrence’s sons, Jerome and Luther joined the business and store expanded to three floors in order to accommodate additional furniture brands.
Rose Yager Kirchhofer, Jerome’s daughter, joined the staff in 1960 and introduced the interior design department. Floor displays were enhanced and again a wider selection of furniture was added. John Kirchhofer, present owner and manager and husband of Rose Yager Kirchhofer, joined the Yager organization in 1978. In the 1980’s, the store was remodeled and wall dividers were added to accommodate room like settings for furniture display.
Today, Yager Furniture has brought together the finest brands in furniture and accessories for your convenience. In our showrooms, you will find quality materials, fine craftsmanship, and distinctive designs. Our experienced and helpful staff can help you tailor your selections to meet your unique needs and express your individual tastes. Yager Furniture brings you luxury, quality, and enduring value. Visit us today to create your distinctive home.
Back: Gerald Walker, Lauren Knapke, Randy Braun
Front: Marcia Rich, Wanda Brown, John Kirchhofer
John is the present owner and manager of Yager Furniture. The husband of Rose Yager Kirchhofer, he became affiliated with the firm in 1978. His leadership has been instrumental in providing positive store growth.
Wanda joined the Yager Furniture staff in 1961. She is the current Office Manager, head of the Yager Furniture Accounting Department, and assists in the sales and advertising department. Wanda also is the Yager Furniture Assistant Buyer traveling to the annual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina.
Marcia became a member of the Yager Furniture Design Team in 1977. She earned her degree in interior design from IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Marcia is the Lead Sales Associate as well as the Primary Buyer for Yager Furniture attending the annual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina. She heads the Design Studio which specializes in window blinds, draperies, area rugs, and bedding ensembles.
Gerald joined Yager Furniture in 2000. Jerry is the Scheduling Department Manager & the Assistant Warehouse Manager. He is the Delivery coordinator and assists with in store floor display. Gerald is also a member of the Quality and Inventory Control Team.
Randy joined Yager Furniture in the fall of 2010 as Warehouse Manager. Randy attended Mohawk Finishing School in Chicago where he received specialized training in Furniture Finishing & Repair. Randy heads all of the custom blind and drapery installations, assists with store deliveries, and is a trained sales associate.
In 2012, Yager Furniture added their newest designer and sales associate, Lauren. Lauren received an interior design degree, with honors, after attending Kendall School of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She is the coordinator of the Yager Furniture’s floor display. With expertise and experience she can help select furnishings and accessories to compliment your home. Call for an in store or home consultation.