History

A Tradition of Craftsmanship

It was just after World War II that Ken Leister started a modest business repairing and refinishing antique furniture in a two-story garage. He was soon joined by his brother, Roger, and in 1953 they turned their woodworking skills to creating beautiful antique reproductions.

During 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.

Browse our extensive collections in our online catalog. Learn more about the quality of fine furnishings crafted from solid hardwood, or find furniture care and repair techniques. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, please contact us with any questions you may have!