After spending more than two decades in fine upholstery manufacturing at high-end furniture plants in Ontario, William ‘Bill’ Rizk proceeded to pursue a lifelong dream of producing his own luxurious line of fine upholstered furniture. The mission was simple: To build and directly sell fine quality made-to-order furniture to perceptive clients across Canada at an extraordinary value. In 1998, Markham Furniture was born.

Beginning his journey with a small shop on Denison Street in Markham, Ontario, Bill catered attentively to discriminating clients and a small roster of established interior designers who sought superbly-crafted fine furniture at a competitive price. With a strict adherence to clients’ needs and low overhead costs - combined with a tireless work ethic - Bill was able to sustain the business he started, and slowly grew the Markham Furniture brand over time.

Today, Markham Furniture is synonymous with superbly-crafted, made-to-order upholstery at an incredible value. Markham Furniture employs a team of highly-skilled furniture craftspeople (carpenters, cutters, sewers, and upholsterers) who apply their craft in a production facility much larger than the original workshop, collectively producing some of the finest upholstery made in Canada. In each of Markham Furniture’s two well-appointed showrooms (in Toronto and Markham), friendly, knowledgeable, professionally-trained designers, and upholstery sales consultants strive to make every engagement with clients an enjoyable one.

Markham Furniture remains owned and operated by Bill and his family. Collectively, the team at Markham Furniture preserves the culture and values that Bill instituted almost 20 years ago: honesty, hard-work, dedication, commitment and service.

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