It all began in the summer of 1971 when founder, Kevin Koenig, set out to accomplish one mission: open his first waterbed store. With just $1,500 in his pocket, and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, Kevin opened the first Waterbed City.
Waterbed City started as a 900-square-foot showroom—selling waterbed structures Kevin sold by day and made by hand at night. His business insight, quality products, and superior service led to growth and a partnership with his brother Keith Koenig, current President/CEO, along with Garry Ikola, current CSO, and Steve Wilder, current CFO/CIO.
After 23 years of consistent growth, the waterbed industry had reached its plateau. Waterbed City evolved into City Furniture in 1994—offering not just bedroom furniture, but a full line of home furnishings to include living and dining room furniture, wall units, home theatre, and ready-to-assemble furniture.
Who We Are
It’s been over 20 years since the transition to City Furniture and with an incredible team of Associates, we have created a sought after brand and top-rated shopping experience for our customers. Innovation, continuous reinvestments into our business, and a family spirited culture have created a destination where hundreds of thousands of Floridians have gotten their furniture. Today, we have 28 City Furniture and Ashley HomeStore locations throughout Florida and continue to be recognized as one of the top furniture companies in South Florida, and in the top 30 nationwide.
But in our opinion, we’re just getting started! With exciting growth into Orlando this year, and Tampa over the next several years, there couldn’t be a better time to join our team. Our focus on world-class customer service, innovation, being a green-conscious company, promoting-from-within, and challenging, developing, and appreciating our Associates are just a few of the many reasons you should come grow with us!Grow With Us
Awards and Recognition
City Furniture conducts an Employee Engagement Survey on an annual basis. In 2013, City Furniture was the recipient of the 2nd "Most Improved Overall Job Satisfaction Score" award among Avatar Solutions' survey participants. Our associates are the backbone of the company, and we are thrilled to know that so many of them find City Furniture a great place to work.
City Furniture is proud to be a People First Certified® company! Our People First® philosophy creates a culture where everyone realizes their fullest potential to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, financially, and emotionally. Most importantly, People First® is an investment in you as a person—an investment which will translate into powerful professional performance.
We keep it healthy at City Furniture! The South Florida Business Journal ranked us in the top 10 of 2015, 2016, and 2017's Healthiest Large Employers, and in 2018, we climbed our way up to the #1 spot on this year's list. We take great pride in making “health” a priority for our associates and offer an extensive Health and Wellness Program - from our full service on-site health and wellness clinic, to our wellness initiatives, to our fun and exciting wellness events, and much more!
City Furniture is proud to say that, for the third straight year, we were recognized as one of the top 50 greenest fleets in America! In 2017 we improved our ranking from 48th greenest fleet to 24th greenest fleet and were highlighted in the presentation as ‘’Americas Green Success Story”.
Our compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks allow us to get the job done while taking care of the environment around us. We are proud to be ranked amongst some impressive organizations such as the Air Force, City of NYPD, and Waste Management. As one of only two private fleets on the list, it is clear that Green Conscious is just one of our many company attributes that guides us in making the right decisions for our Associates, our customers, and our local community. Up next – Tesla’s electric trucks. With our first order already placed, we’re excited to add these to our fleet
We believe that when you care for the community around you, you become enriched yourself. In turn, City Furniture strives to support charities and community efforts that help give back to our local community.
- American Heart Association
- American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
- Museum of Discovery and Science
- Broward Alliance
- Camillus House
- Junior Achievement
- City of Hope
- Urban League of Broward County
We’re also proud to be a leader in the global green movement, not only for the furniture industry, but for retail overall. We continue to reduce our carbon footprint with improvements in our processes and how we manage our business. We are the nation’s first major furniture retailer to build an on-site CNG filling station and convert the majority of our 90+ truck fleet to run on CNG.
- Founding members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council
- Compressed natural gas (CNG) distribution trucks
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified showrooms
- 90% of all packaging materials are recycled, including 6 million pounds of cardboard and 500,000 pounds of plastic each year
- Kevin Charles Upholstery has been using cushions made out of soy (a sustainable alternative) since 2008
- Up next – Tesla’s electric trucks. With our first order already placed, we’re excited to add these to our fleet