HFA member Tepperman’s Furniture broke ground this summer on a major expansion of its existing 100,000-square-foot distribution hub. The additional 47,000 square feet of warehouse space will prepare the Canadian furniture and appliance company for future growth in its Southwestern Ontario market.
Tepperman’s has been in business since 1925, when founder Nate Tepperman launched his company by selling household goods door-to-door. Today the retailer operates a combined showroom space of more than 250,000 square feet in Windsor, London, Sarnia, Chatham and Waterloo Region employing more than 450 people.
Construction is scheduled to be completed later this fall. Andrew Tepperman, president of the company, said the expansion of the distribution center “is a testament to our confidence in London and Southwest Ontario. Immediate inventory availability and order fulfillment is critical in meeting today’s consumer expectation. This will improve how we serve, not just our local London customer base, but will allow us to expand our reach further into the province.”