Excellence in Commercial Seating
1927 - E.P. Jensen founded Jensen Suburban Upholstery
1946 - Re-organized as Jensen Manufacturing Co. and moved into the commercial market.
1950 - Roland Jensen "Bud", E.P. son, bought into the company, and became C.E.O.
1952 - Forrest Jensen "Fory", E.P. son, joined the company.
1960 - The business built the 6,000SF building located on NE 42, later expanding to over 14,000SF.
1967 - Myrl Friend joined the company in production.
1973 - The company became Incorporated.
1974 - Douglas Jensen "Doug", son to Roland, joined the company.
1988 - Myrl Friend moved into the sales department and became Vice President of the company.
1991 - Doug purchased controlling interest of the company and became C.E.O. Roland moved to Chairman of the Board.
1996 - Roland Jensen retired.
1998 - Fory Jensen retired.
2001 - Doug purchased the 25,000SF building at 195th & San Rafael and moved the business, which has remained their permanent location.
2013 - Dainon Jensen, "Dain" joined the company with an all-round list of positions, and became Vice President of the company.
Yes! It's true. Our story began almost 90 years ago, in Portland Oregon, with >>>>> Jensen opening up an upholstery shop in a warehouse. It was late depression years, so the family lived in the back of the warehouse. The family worked hard to build a reputation and client base. In the 1960's they ventured into commercial seating, moved to a location off Lombard that allowed the company to grow and prosper into many adventures in commercial seating.... from cruise ships to restaurants to airport lounges..... Jensen Manufacturing was on the move 24/7/363!
True to our core principles, uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship, and surpassing customer expectations, is a hallmark of Jensen Manufacturing Inc. has achieved the recognition as a leader in the industry. We Pride ourselves on providing American-made products with excellent customer service from design, to order to production to installation and followup.
Proud to be one of America’s leading mfg & suppliers of highest quality commercial upholstered furniture. We store all our raw materials on site, ready to be made into the furniture you need. The entire process of making a quality piece of furniture is carefully controlled and monitored in our plant, from raw wood to finished product, ready to be shipped and installed.
In 2001, Jensen Manufacturing made a bold move to its present location with over 30,000 square feet in production space. Including our carpentry division, Upholstery, patterns and sewing, and transportation.
See our "Production" page to see the team working!