Our History

About E.R. Brown Furniture Company


Thank you for shopping with E.R. Brown Furniture!

For over 100 years we have strived to continue our founder’s focus of “Our Customers Come First.” Hopefully we have been successful in the fact that over four generations of customers have shopped with our four generation family owned business.

Whether by special ordering or buying off of the floor, customers have enjoyed their furniture from Broyhill, La-Z-Boy, Smith Brothers of Berne, Riverside, Chromcraft, Bassett, Vaughan-Bassett and more! Our family of furniture stores in West Frankfort is known as the Furniture Capital of Southern Illinois. We have over 60,000 square feet of beautiful furniture on display and three big warehouses to provide our customers with the best selection. So whether you are from anywhere in Southern Illinois including Anna, Carbondale, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, Carterville, Herrin, Benton or DuQuoin we provide the same expected service during your decision making, delivery of your furniture and then after the sale!

And we have FREE in-store 12 month financing with approved credit! You may apply now. We also accept all major credit cards, checks and cash!


Our Values

We have learned something after being in business for over 100 years: MAKE SURE THAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SATISFIED!!!

We hope that our motto of “Tradition of Quality Since 1914” is solidified by the true quality of the furniture we sell. We expect the furniture we sell to hold up just like you would want it to also. And if it doesn’t, then we expect a phone call or an email to let us know.

We do follow and take care of the manufacturer’s warranty. We will do everything possible to quickly resolve any reasonable issues. And it has been told to us that we do go “above and beyond” to take care of these issues.


We want our customers to be repeat customers! That’s why we have several generations of families who buy from us! So give us a shot!


Purchased during the Great Depression, our cash register is a part of history.


Our History


E. R. Brown Furniture Company Opens

The E. R. Brown Furniture Company has been serving Southern Illinois since 1914 with the finest in home furnishings and utmost in values.


West Frankfort House Furnishings

After World War II, Mr. Brown’s two sons, Robert L. (Bud) and Warren, and his son-in-law, Jim (Uncle Jim) Gray became associated with the business.


The Maple House Model Home

The model home showing the latest in furniture styles, was opened in 1955.


Mike’s Confectionery Building Expansion

Our main building was enlarged to include Mike’s Confectionery – the social gathering place for three generations of teen-agers.


Give us a call or visit us in West Frankfort, IL to see what we can do for you!


Brands You Trust

  • Acme Furniture
  • American Drew
  • American Heartland Manufacturing Company LLC
  • Archbold Furniture Co.
  • Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
  • Bassett
  • Best Craft Furniture Inc.
  • Brooks Furniture
  • Broyhill
  • Campbell Mattress
  • Chromcraft Revington, Inc.
  • Coast To Coast Imports, LLC
  • Crestview Collection
  • D R Kincaid Chair
  • Douglas Furniture
  • Eagle Furniture Manufacturing
  • England
  • Fashion Bed Group
  • Hammary Furniture
  • Hillsdale Furniture
  • Holland House
  • Intercon
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Liberty Furniture Industries, Inc.
  • Med-Lift
  • Pacific Coast Lighting
  • Palm Springs Rattan
  • Powell
  • Riverside Furniture
  • Smith Brothers of Berne, Inc.
  • TEI
  • Tempur-Pedic
  • Therapedic
  • Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company
  • Winners Only
  • Woodcrest