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May 24, 2016

Fortner will be closed for business Saturday through Monday, May 28-30 for Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy the long holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you this summer. 

December 23, 2015

Holiday Hours - We will be closed Dec. 24th - Dec. 27th to celebrate the holidays. We will also be closed Dec. 31st - Jan. 3rd to celebrate the New Year. Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

May 13, 2015

Fortner's will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Our entire team wishes you a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.

October 07, 2014

Now thru October 31st, join us at our Grandview area location for the Fortner Semi-Annual Sale featuring a great selection of furniture and accessories. We look forward to seeing you this spring in our showroom located at 1090 West Fifth Avenue.

August 28, 2014

To allow our employees to celebrate time with their families over the holiday weekend, we will be closed Sat. Aug. 30th through Mon. Sep. 1st. We will reopen Monday, Sep. 2 at normal time. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!

April 21, 2014

Fortner's is proud to partner with GreenSpot Columbus to host a River cleanup at Wolfe Park this Wed. Apr. 23 between 1-3pm. Come early for a pre-cleanup lunch between 12-1. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at: greencbus.org. Hope to see you on Wednesday!

April 16, 2014

Our Factory Showroom will be closing at 2:30 on April 18th and will be closed on Sat. April 19th. We will reopen Mon. April 21st at regular hours. Thank you and Happy Easter!

March 21, 2014

Join us at our Grandview area location for the Fortner Semi-Annual Sale. Beginning March 27 and continuing through April, save on a great selection of furniture and accessories from Norwalk, CR Laine, Mckinley leather & more. We look forward to seeing you this spring in our showroom located at 1090 West Fifth Avenue.

November 07, 2013

Fortner was honored Friday, November 1 at the Conway Center for Family Business 15th Annual Family Business Awards program with a Re-Invention Award presented to family businesses that have successfully adjusted their business strategy to address the changing business and societal demands.

The Family Business Awards Program was established in 1999 to recognize excellence in family business and has honored over 130 local family businesses throughout that time. Thirty-one family businesses and individuals received awards in 2013 in the following categories: Communication, Community Engagement, Family Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Milestone Achievement, Outstanding Support of the Conway Center and Family Businesses, Re-Invention, Succession Planning and Implementation, Support of Family Business.

“Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and are vital to the Central Ohio economy and community,” said Dick Emens, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “(Company Name) is one of these important businesses in Central Ohio, and they deserved this wonderful recognition of their hard work.”

The Family Business Awards Program is made possible through the support of Columbus Business First, Commerce National Bank, Definity Partners, Fathom, The Guth Group at Morgan Stanley, Oxiem, Rider + Reinke Financial Group, and Taft.

The Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for educational programs, resources and networking opportunities to support the growth and success of family-owned businesses. The Center celebrates the successes of family-owned businesses at its annual awards program and offers peer group opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, and women family business owners. The organization includes more than 140 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio that employ more than 10,000 individuals.

October 16, 2013

Fortner Fine Living Is Proud To Introduce The Ohio State University Buckeye Tartan Collection. Enjoy the game in style! Fortner fine living is proud to introduce the ohio state university buckeye tartan collection. “Fan”-tastic american-made furniture covered in official scarlet & gray logo fabrics.

August 16, 2013

Just a reminder to all of our loyal customers that we will be closed on Labor Day to allow our staff to celebrate one last day of summer with their families. We will reopen on Tues. Sep. 3rd.

May 01, 2013

Get a sneak peak of the Decorators' Show House with this mini tour video. We're happy to be a finalist for Capital Style magazine's favorite room! Watch the video now!

July 03, 2012

Our Johnstown Rd location has power and is currently back up and running! Thank you to everyone for your patience!

July 02, 2012

To Our Valued Customers,

Currently our Johnstown Rd location is experiencing the black out blues. We've contacted the electric company, and they're expecting us to be out of power until Sunday July 8th. We're trying to locate a generator, but they're a hot commodity right now!  Please expect some delays for your upholstery orders. Our Grandview location had power and is open for regular business hours. Thank you for your patience, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

March 28, 2012

Visit our Grandview area showroom to see the beautiful pieces on our floor by C.R. Laine, Palecek, BelleMeade, The Charles Stewart Company, Norwalk, Candice Olson and more for our Semi-Annual New Furniture Sale April 1-30! 

September 06, 2011

We had a great time on Community Outreach Day, and in a small way we were able to help out several senior citizens in our community. It was great to meet these folks and learn their stories and a little bit about what they've done in their life.

We also got to know each other a little better and got to spend some time with teammates we don't always interact with which was nice.

A big thanks to St. Stephen's community house, for helping facilitate this project and for the great work they do every day.

August 25, 2011

Friday is Community Outreach Day! Starting at 10am, Fortner will be going out into the neighborhood to help our neighbors do yardwork and make home repairs.

August 08, 2011

Fortner is proud to Partner with Extreme Makeover Home Edition by donating two wing chairs for the family's new home. Be sure to read this great article from the Columbus Dispatch about the family.


August 03, 2011

Check out this great story from Marketplace on American Manufacturing and Norwalk Furniture Company.

June 27, 2011

Make sure to read this engaging feature article on Fortner in Business First.


June 20, 2011

"It was Family Business Night at Huntington Park and I was fortunate enough to be able to throw out the first pitch for the game in honor of the Conway Family Business Center. In this photo I'm standing with co-founder Bea Wolper. Many of our staff were on hand to enjoy the game and some hard earned R&R." –Justin McAllister



May 29, 2011

nbc4Fortner Fine Living presents We Decorate Columbus. Watch Fortner Fine Living help our decorators and designers pull together rooms all over Central Ohio. Don't miss new episodes every Sunday at 12:00pm on NBC4.


April 21, 2011

Fortner was recently featured on Daytime Columbus. Hosted by Emmy-award winning television anchor and reporter Gail Hogan, Daytime Columbus takes a closer look at area businesses, organizations and resources available in Central Ohio. Watch the segment here.


March 14, 2011

Fortner is now on Facebook!

February 24, 2011

Stop by our Grandview area Fortner Fine Living Showroom to browse our new Candice Olson collection.

January 19, 2011

Fortner Upholstering is now on the north side of Johnstown Road at 2624. Many of you will recognize this building as “the shop” and it is now part showroom and part production. This facility is a still a great place to come to talk to us about reupholstering and custom built furniture or to look through fabrics. And we still have the same phone number 475-8282.