Village Honors Darvin Furniture --- Illinois Retailer of the Year

Village Honors Darvin Furniture --- Illinois Retailer of the Year
Posted on 12/15/2016

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin honored a longtime family owned Orland Park business at the November 7 Village Board Meeting. Darvin Furniture, 15400 South LaGrange Road, was recently named Illinois Retailer of the Year by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

“Darvin Furniture has been in Orland Park for nearly 40 years having opened their doors in 1979,” McLaughlin said. “They’ve been a great member of the local business community and we are happy to give them a public pat on the back for receiving this statewide honor.”

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association has awarded the Retailer of the Year Award for the past 38 years. Each year, it recognizes an Illinois retailer for its success in sales as well as a commitment to giving back to the community and its employees.

“Darvin Furniture is second to none when it comes to customer service, merchandise quality and selection and the welcoming environment they’ve created for customers and employees alike,” said Rob Karr, president and CEO of the merchants’ association. 

“Most recently, Darvin Furniture donated the furniture for the entry area of the newly renovated Orland Park Civic Center,” McLaughlin said. “They also have a raffle every Thanksgiving where they give away about $100,000 in furniture. They are very much a community oriented business.” 

Darvin Furniture was started 96 years ago by the grandfather of co-owners Steve and Marty Darvin. 

“The Darvin family bought the land in Orland Park in 1975 and the store is now located on 11 acres on LaGrange Road,” McLaughlin said. “Along with being named retailer of the year, Darvin Furniture is one of the top 100 furniture retailers in the country. We are very happy that they chose to open their Orland Park store 37 years ago and have continued to be a wonderful member of the local business community.”