Established in 1946, Leisters Furniture began a tradition of manufacturing heirloom quality furnishings in Hanover, Pennsylvania. From the beginning, Leisters prided itself on employing the most skillful craftsman and selecting only the highest quality materials. It was this combination that earned the company its reputation as an industry leader in central Pennsylvania. Today, the same quality craftsmanship and attention to detail continue to bring about satisfied and loyal customers.
So, now take a few moments and see for yourself...
Browse our extensive collections and learn more about the quality of fine furnishings crafted from solid hardwood, or find furniture care and repair techniques. You can even keep up with the latest decorating trends and experiment with furniture placement in our "Arrange Your Room" feature. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site!
A Tradition of Fine Craftsmanship
It was just after World War II that Ken Leister started a modest business repairing and refinishing antique furniture in a 2-story garage. He was soon joined by his brother, Roger, and in 1953 they turned their woodworking skills to creating beautiful antique reproductions.
Over the next three decades, the Leister brothers built a national reputation for their traditionally styled pine collections for every room in the home. By the mid-Eighties, responding to changes in the marketplace and in consumer preferences, they created a new niche for Leisters Furniture, specializing in occasional tables crafted in solid hardwoods. The success of this new direction is reflected in the continued expansion of their manufacturing facilities, which today occupy over 100,000 square feet in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Roger retired from the business in 1987 and turned the company over to Ken and Ken's son Tom. Since Ken's passing in 2008, Tom, now president of the company, proudly carries on the more than 60-year tradition of Leisters authentic styling and quality workmanship.