More than 30 years ago, Debbie and Bob Gilbert took a leap of faith into the exciting, yet unknown world of running their own small business. Since 1985, Gilbert’s Furniture has expanded its building and products. IT remains one of the oldest family owned businesses in Frankfort.
Arguably, choosing furniture is one of the most important aspects to making a house your home. Whether you are looking for a new couch your family can relax on or a new entertainment center to update your living room, you can outfit your entire home at Gilbert’s Furniture. Known for their commitment to carrying quality, American-made furniture. Gilbert’s offers sofas and chairs by Best Home Furnishings, Craft Master, Ashley Furniture, and Flex Steel.
Gilbert’s carries recliners and reclining couches by Best Home Furnishings and Flex Steel. It carries a full line of Lancer Upholstery based out of Star, North Carolina. If you need to update your bedroom, Gilbert’s is known for its handmade, maple bedroom sets. No matter what you need for your home, Gilbert’s Furniture will help you find it.
Debbie and her husband started Gilbert’s Furniture in the building next door to the one they currently occupy. They recognized the need for quality, handmade furniture in Frankfort, started buying unfinished furniture to finish and sell, and had faith that God knew what he was leading their family into. Like any true family owned business, their sons, Troy and Brent, joined in to help as Gilbert’s Furniture found success and continued to grow.
Today, Gilbert’s Furniture has expanded to carry a full furniture line with a continued focus on providing quality furniture the people of Frankfort.
“We run our business on faith and God has always taken care of us,” Debbie said.
Not only is choosing the furniture for your home exciting, but it can also be a somewhat intimidating process. The style of furniture you choose sets the tone for your home and helps to create the atmosphere you want people to feel when they enter. Debbie and her family have over three decades of experience in customer service and are there to help you through your decisions.
“90 percent of our business is customer service. We will greet you at the door and help you find what you want,” Debbie said.
Gilbert’s Furniture will help you design any room in your house and make recommendations along the way. Debbie and her family can help you decide whether you want leather or upholstery and then choose the perfect color for your couches and chairs.
They can help you choose the best accent chairs to complement your living room furniture. Debbie can help you design a bedroom space, whether you want a modern or classic style.
When she isn’t at the store, Debbie and her husband can be found in the Frankfort community enjoying life. They are active members of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and have been for over 15 years now.
They spend time with their children and grandchildren. And they travel on a regular basis to places as close as Florida and as far as Egypt. But most importantly, the Gilberts remain thankful for their family and their many blessings.