Learn More About Our Family History

Our humble beginnings as a woodworking company

Learn More About Our Family History

Submitted by Swiss Valley F… on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:00am
Amish Country - Holmes County ,Ohio

Swiss Valley Furniture is a family-owned Amish furniture store with humble beginnings as a woodworking company that quickly grew in size and reputation. 

Humble Beginnings

In 1959, Jake Mullet started Mullet Cabinet to design and handcraft custom kitchen cabinets for his clients in search of quality, Amish built furniture. The family heritage of Swiss Valley Furniture started here, as two of Jake’s sons started working with Jake to create quality kitchen cabinets. 

One of Jake’s sons, Dennis, eventually expanded the woodworking operation in 2003 when he started Swiss Valley Furniture. The dream was to provide handmade wood furniture that was locally made right in Holmes County, the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. 

A New Generation Leads the Way

Soon after, Dennis’s son, Kendrick, started designing and building his own custom furniture out of his garage before the store would open. The quality and craftsmanship he learned working in his father’s and grandfather’s wood shop helped him create his own custom bedroom and TV sets. 

By 2009 Swiss Valley Furniture outgrew the family’s garage. They constructed a 7,200 square foot shop, added new employees, and increased their offerings of quality, handmade furniture pieces. 

Our Mission

The mission statement for the Mullet family has stayed the same throughout their company’s growth. They strive to build relationships and furniture that lasts a lifetime. 

Every furniture item is carefully built from locally made wood, finished by hand, and inspected before it leaves the store. 

Through their company values of integrity, stewardship, accountability, customer service, and teamwork, Swiss Valley Furniture seeks to craft the best products for their clients.