Welcome to Fortner • Quality Craftsmanship & Expert Service Since 1929

  • 1936. Pictured is David Fortner, Sr. at age 35 (third from right).
  • 1936. Pictured is David Fortner, Sr. at age 35 working with employees.
  • 1985. Fortner, Inc. at it's current location on Johnstown Road.
  • Learning the business at a young age. From left: Justin McAllister, Matt McAllister, Dave Fortner, Jr.
  • From left: Glenn McAllister, Justin McAllister, David Fortner, Sr., Dave Fortner, Jr.

Four Generations Of Quality Workmanship

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In 1929 David Fortner Sr. began reupholstering furniture in a small south side shop. His son David Jr., joined as a very young man. Through their hard work and David Jr's entrepreneurial spirit the business grew steadily. Two generations later, we have stayed true to David Jr's family business values and principles as we have grown to be Ohio's largest reupholstering business. Through all four generations, our motto has remained the same as it has been since David and his dad started, "quality in every piece".

Fortner is proud to be part of the 3/50 Project, whose mission is to strengthen independently owned local brick and mortar businesses.