GOSHEN, Ind. – Amish storage furniture maker Fusion Designs has purchased storage furniture maker Amish Borkholder Furniture from kitchen and bathroom cabinet producer Kountry Wood Products for an undisclosed price.
Fusion Designs will assume management of all Borkholder operations on Jan. 1, 2020, and Borkholder will fulfill all internal orders through the end of the year, officials said. Both companies are based in Elkhart County, Indiana.
Fusion Designs, based in Goshen, India, was started in 1993 by Noah and Margaret Bontrager and remains a family business. It specializes in solid wood dining, bedroom, accent and entertainment furniture, which is built and finished in its 75,000 square foot factory in Goshen.
Borkholder, based in Nappanee, India, was started by Freemon Borkholder in 1982 and was acquired by Ola Yoder, owner of kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufacturer Kountry Wood Products in 2011. Part of the product is manufactured at the Kountry Wood Products manufacturing facility in Nappanee. , and part of the line continues to be made by a number of Amish workshops in the area.
The Borkholder line includes solid wood bedroom, dining, accent, entertainment and office furniture, categories compatible with the Fusion Designs line.
“The acquisition of Borkholder Furniture is a great fit for us,” said Marcus Bontrager, president of Fusion Designs. “We have known Ola Yoder, CEO of Borkholder’s parent company, Kountry Wood Products, for many years and have long admired the company’s reputation for high quality designs and exceptional customer service.”
Bontrager added that Borkholder was one of the first solid wood furniture companies in the Midwest to make inroads with independent dealers across the country, “appealing to consumer style preferences” on the East Coast and Coast. west.
“We intend to continue to build on its loyal fan base and expect this acquisition to help us further expand our presence as a valuable hardwood furniture resource for dealers across the country,” added Bontrager.
“I’m confident Borkholder is in good hands to position him for continued success going forward,” Yoder said. “Most importantly, Fusion has the resources, passion and dedication to excellence to nurture existing Borkholder customers, and we expect the transition to be seamless.”