According to Jan Lehman, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Standale Interiors, it all began in 1952, thanks to her father’s strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Jan says, “I tell this story because it exemplifies the heart of this business. My father, Kenneth Holtvluwer grew up working for my grandfather at Jurgens & Holtvluwer menswear store. One day he asked my father for a loan so he could buy an existing lumberyard in Standale.” Somewhat surprised, Jan’s grandfather asked Kenneth, “What do you know about running a lumberyard?” Determined, hard-working Kenneth replied, “Not much, but I’ll learn.”
Today, Standale Lumber is parent company to Standale Home Center and Standale Interiors. Kenneth’s four children are involved in the business. Having survived three tornadoes, two fires, and two floods since its start, Jan observes, “I guess we’re here to stay, no matter what!”
In addition to their endless array of floor coverings, cabinetry, countertops, and window treatments conveniently located under one roof, Standale Interiors prides itself on personalized service. “We have some of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry,” says Jan.
Standale Interiors’ staff includes certified aging in place specialists who are experts in universal design, certified kitchen designers, and certified green professionals. They also guarantee their floor covering installations by licensed, bonded and trained installers. In short, everyone at Standale Interiors genuinely cares about a successful outcome of your project, no matter how big or small. A time-honored way of doing business at Standale Interiors yet a rare experience at big box stores.
As a local business, the employees of Standale Interiors feel it is important to donate time, money, materials and services to community organizations. They’re also affiliated with Local First, Home Builder’s Association, Better Business Bureau, and the Chamber of Commerce for Jenison/Grandville and Walker.
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