Room & Board was founded in 1980 by current CEO and owner John Gabbert. The company was a subsidiary of Gabbert’s parents furniture store (Gabberts) and eventually became incorporated on its own.
Today, the company has more than 14 stores in 8 states, with 6 distribution centers around the country. There are approximately 715 employees. In 2016, the company listed annual revenue of $43.7 million. At least 90 percent of all products sold by the company are made in America, and 95 percent of the designs are Room & Board originals. The company partners with small, family owned furniture makers to produce its products.
Room & Board was listed in 2013 by Minnesota Business as One of the Top 100 Companies to Work For. The company’s products are also frequently listed in the New York Times. Company headquarters remain in Minneapolis, Minnesota.