Company

  • In 1980, our founder, Gil Martin, was in the aeronautical industry in San Diego, California and decided to take his woodworking skills to a new level. With $400 in "startup capital" and a Sears Craftsman table saw, he started a furniture company in his home garage. Thirty-five years later, while still privately held, Martin Furniture has evolved into a leading international furniture designer, manufacturer and distributor. Our corporate offices and a 250,000 ft² distribution center are located in San Diego, California, while Asia operations are managed from our offices located in Dongguan, China. In addition, we own and operate two furniture manufacturing facilities in Mexico. One produces hardwood and veneer furniture, while the other focuses on laminate furniture. We also partner with over 20 independently owned factories throughout Asia who manufacture furniture using our designs and specifications. Worldwide, Martin Furniture has more than 600 employees.

    While manufacturing approximately 200,000 cabinets a year, the guiding force that has defined the company and its products has been an unwavering commitment to quality and value.

  • Our product specialties include commercial office, home office and entertainment, and, most recently, hospitality furniture. The 35+ years of experience in case good manufacturing have given us the ability to expand into the hospitality industry and have given some of the world’s largest hospitality brands the confidence to choose our case goods in both hardwoods and laminates.

    Martin Furniture has well-established, long term business relationships with many of the top 100, as well as second and third tier, domestic retailers. For more than 20 years we've been providing proprietary products to membership warehouse clubs. We were a pioneer in order fulfillment for catalog and eCommerce companies, and today are recognized as a leader in these channels.

    Our portfolio of brands includes Martin Furniture and the well-known, and much respected, kathy ireland Home™ by Martin.