Island Furniture was founded in 1979 by the late Paul E. Walsh. It started as a furniture manufacturing company and grew to a viable business entity employing persons with developmental disabilities.
Since its inception Island Furniture has partnered with businesses across the province to create over 740 work placements for people with developmental disabilities. Island furniture pays 50% of the wages for business placements and up to 100% for placements with non-profit groups. Over the life of the program, Island Furniture has contributed in excess of $2.9 million.
Six of the 43 staff members at Island Furniture are developmentally delayed.
Our objective is to encourage the business community at large to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
We only dealt with Island Furniture twice - the first time and the last time. The experience was nothing less than horrid. I will say that when we asked to be taken off their mailing list they were quick to respond.
Dave Martin was really informative, asked lots of questions to get a feel of what we were looking for and the price was right! Very competitve prices and better service than you'd get at a box store! Dave asked us the same questions about what we were looking for in a mattress as my chiropractor did! I highly recommend Island Furniture!
We recently made, what we would consider a major furniture purchase. After being in several furniture stores in the city, we found what we were looking for at Island Furniture. The experience was fantastic, very knowledgible staff, not "pushy". We will be a returning customer.