Art Van Furniture today announced that it has acquired two privately held Pennsylvania furniture companies: Pittsburgh-based Levin Furniture and Altoona-based Wolf Furniture.
“Today’s acquisitions of these two well-established furniture retailers, both intricately woven into the fabric of their communities, underscores a transformative new era of thoughtful expansion at Art Van Furniture,” said Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture, which is based in Michigan. “From their commitment to their customers to their long-standing histories and corporate cultures, Levin and Wolf are a perfect fit for Art Van’s growing family of brands.
Levin Furniture was founded by Sam Levin in 1920, and is led by his grandson, Robert Levin, who serves as president. Art Van Furniture’s acquisition of the 97-year-old, family-owned and operated business will add 35 stores across Pennsylvania and Ohio to its portfolio of brands and showrooms.
“This exciting new chapter for Levin Furniture comes as we near the 100th anniversary of my grandparents’ very first store,” Levin said. “Becoming part of the Art Van Furniture family of retailers will allow Levin to cement future growth, continue to be of service to the community and provide a superior shopping experience.”
Wolf Furniture was co-founded in 1902 by Charles Wolf and Jon Fox, and is led by CEO and fourth-generation family member Doug Wolf. In 2015, Wolf Furniture acquired Maryland-based Gardiners Furniture, and rebranded the stores Gardiner Wolf Furniture. Wolf Furniture operates 18 showrooms in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, including a location at Gateway Square in Hampden Township.
“The timing was right, and the opportunity presented itself,” Wolf said. “The heart and soul of our 115-year-old company will remain the same with this acquisition, and Wolf Furniture will benefit from Art Van’s enormous buying power, warehouse and distribution capacity and services.”