After operating Kloss Meat Market for nearly 17 years, Delmar and Doris Kloss wanted to try something different. They opened Kloss Furniture in Highland, Illinois, in 1976. When Delmar passed away, Doris and her son Steve continued to operate the business.
The company offers a wide range of furniture and mattresses, selling top brands including Bassett and Serta. From a single location, the company has grown into 5 showrooms, two outlet centers, and Mattress 1st stores in St. Louis, which strictly sell mattresses and bedroom items.
The original showroom in Highland burned to the ground in 1998. The family operated out of an old warehouse, dubbed The Tin Shed. The no-frills warehouse with very low overhead proved to be a winning financial decision for the business.
In 2007, the Kloss family saw an opportunity to expand when an out of business supermarket in Highland was renovated Kloss furniture took ownership.
The company is a part of the Furniture 1st Buying Group, a collective of 465 furniture stores in 47 states.
Headquarters for Kloss Furniture and Mattress 1st are located in Highland, Illinois.