Furniture maker acquires North Carolina company


The Mabry Chair by Councill. Photo via

A furniture maker has made its second acquisition in the last two years.

Kindel Furniture said last week that it has acquired Councill Company, a residential and custom furniture maker in Denton, N.C.

The son of Councill Company founder Fred Councill, Moore Councill, recently joined Kindel as SVP of sales. His role with Kindel was announced last week prior to the acquisition news.

Councill’s production is transitioning from North Carolina to Grand Rapids.

Last year, Kindel acquired Indiana-based Karges Furniture Company.

“The growth opportunities for Kindel and its stable of brands are enormous,” said James Fisher, owner and chairman of the board, Kindel. “We strive to be the company that builds to order and offers custom capabilities in the most extensive sense."


Councill was founded in 1973, beginning with the manufacturing of traditional furniture designs and executive office furniture.

Kindel said that based on demand from Wall Street investment bankers, a second Councill factory was built in 1980 to produce desks, credenzas and conference tables. 

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