J. F. Fitzgerald opened it doors in 1953 under the ownership of Charlie Willin and his uncle, Jack Fitzgerald. Jack and Charlie set up shop when W & J Sloane closed their upholstery and drapery department. Both men came into the business with years of experience from their time at Sterling Furniture. Over the years, Jack and Charlie's children have also worked for Fitzgerald, learning from the bottom up.
In 1995 Charlie’s sons Jamie and Michael, took control of the business, both being there since 1976. Along with the help of a few of their sisters, MJ, Joann and Mary Pat, they continue the tradition their father and uncle instilled in them to make the finest upholstered furniture obtainable.
Today the company has approximately 20 employees, many of whom have been with the company for over 15 years. With many employees sharing familial relationships such as father/son and cousin/cousin, J.F. Fitzgerald's continues to maintain a strong family culture and an equally strong work ethic. At J.F. Fitzgerald's, there is great pride taken in producing the highest quality, handmade furniture products.
Jamie Willin runs the front of the house and has the friendly approach and knowledge to conduct estimates, complete sales, attend site visits, measure on location and ensuring top notch installation. He has the the follow through from the very beginning of the process through installation.
Michael Willin runs the back of house where he takes pride in his attention to detail and woodworking skills. Not only does he run the woodshop and assist in directing all frames, he also handily takes blocks of wood and turns them into usable pieces, letting them cure and then beginning the building process. Michael is a true artisan.
429 Cabot Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080 p 415.648.6161 f 415.648.6162