We Cater To All Budgets
1At Burdorf’s, we understand everyone has different taste and requirements when it comes to purchasing new home furnishings. We will cater to anyone’s needs.
We offer some of the most elegant, unique and affordable furnishings that you will find. We also carry brands that offer quality and value like Lane, Better Homes and Gardens, and Durham!
No matter what your budget is, you will find something you’ll love at Burdorfs for the right price!
Although we have a 55,000 sq ft showroom filled with quality furniture, we do specialize in custom orders. For example, if you find the perfect sofa style you want in our showroom, but would like it in a different fabric, we make that happen for you. We want you to get exactly what you want, and we want it to match perfectly with the decor of your home. With over 100 manufacturers, who each offer dozens of different fabric styles, colors and textures, your options at Burdorf’s are nearly unlimited!
We’re always giving our customers opportunities to save money with sales, promotions and rebates on the most popular brands and styles. Don’t miss out on our current specials.
2Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Burdorfs has a 4 story 55,000 sq ft showroom!
The showroom is updated weekly to showcase the latest trends and styles such as the new Ty Pennington collection, which gives our store a fresh new look every time you visit.
You can expect to find samples from over 100 manufacturers including Bernhardt, C.R. Lane, Century, Clayton Marcus, Hickory White, Howard Miller, Stanley, Lane and many more!
Our showroom also displays fine art and accessories to compliment your furnishings and the decor in your home.
Interior Design Staff
3We always have a friendly Interior Design staff and an extremely knowledgeable sales staff on hand to help you select the best furniture for your needs. Our staff has expert knowledge of thousands of furnishings. They work with all the major manufacturers to stay up-to-date on complete inventory lines.
Our Interior Design Staff will work with you to hand select your furniture, fabric, finishes, flooring and much more to make your house a home. We also offer in-home consultations free of charge! Make an appointment today!
Burdorf’s currently has openings available for qualified Sales Consultants. Burdorf’s offers competitive pay and attractive benefits including paid sick, vacation and personal days. Also, medical insurance and life insurance with a health savings package is available.
Burdorf’s originated from Burdorf’s-Brecher, which started in the early Eighteenth Century manufacturing gas lighting, fireplace mantles, tile, fire brick and fireplace accessories. It was located at 423 Jefferson St in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1918, Brecher split from Burdorf’s-Brecher to form Brecher Lighting Co., which still operates in Louisville today. Burdorf’s Furnishings Co. was created from the split to be run by Fred Burdorf, Sr. Burdorf’s was originally located at 6th and Main Streets. It moved to several well known locations throughout Louisville including: the third floor of the Seelbach Hotel; on 4th Street; on Broadway; and 2nd on Street south of Broadway. The name of the company is still on the 2nd Street building named for Fred Burdorf Sr.
In May of 1976, the company was purchased from Fred Burdorf Jr. by Herman Kessler, Jr. with his father joining as an owner in 1978. The Kessler’s had recently sold their company, Standard Printers, an office supplier, and wanted to get into the home furnishings business. The Kessler’s moved the company in 1981 to a freestanding building, which was the original cafeteria for National Distillery, on the Distillery Commons campus at Lexington Road and Payne Street. Mr. Kessler Jr. ran the company until 1985 when it was sold to his senior sales person, Mr. Robert Linker. Two years later the company changed hands to Robert L. Smith, the owner of H&R Block’s-Kentucky franchise.
The current owner, Allan Morris, purchased the company in 1993 after Mr. Smith became ill. The company moved into the main complex of Distillery Commons after a major flood in 1997 that destroyed all of the working assets of Burdorf’s.
In the meantime, Mr. Morris, in 1995, purchased an existing residential furnishing company that specialized in “to the trade” business named Design Resource Center, Inc. (which is now named the Louisville Design Center).
These companies were merged into the current company and re-established as Burdorf’s Furnishings & Flooring or Burdorf’s for short. The name Burdorf’s was preserved to recognizing the company’s founder. Following extensive remodeling in October of 2001, the company was moved to a four story building at 3939 Shelbyville Road in the heart of St. Mathews, site of the former Bacon’s/Dillards home store. It currently houses the following departments: residential furnishings, home office furnishings, flooring; including area rugs, carpet, wood, tile, and laminate, bedding/sleep center, and a commercial division.