In 1944, Palliser originated as a producer of simple wood products in the basement of the home of founder A. A. DeFehr, transitioning to a chicken barn and then the first factory in 1948. Products changed from unfinished wood items to finished furniture and to custom coloured bedroom and occasional tables. The design and value paralleled post war developments. Founder A. A. DeFehr was an early adopter of European technology and modern fashion. The Canadian economy prospered and the DeFehr family participated in this growth. The business survived a catastrophic fire in 1961 that resulted in the building of their first modern factory.
Since their humble beginnings, Palliser has evolved and grown, and in 2016, Palliser was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for Business Performance Excellence. Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country's leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies:
Palliser was built on values representing the faith of the founders and the importance of community. Palliser is committed to retain and represent these values. The design of Palliser products will continue to evolve to reflect our changing world but will demonstrate a special emphasis on the contemporary and modern designs that require more attention to detail and precision. Whatever the future holds, the people of Palliser will continue to work together to produce high quality products that provide consumers across North America the opportunity to GET TOGETHER.
- with revenues over $10,000 000; and
- who have implemented world-class business practices in the areas of strategy, capability, commitment, and financial strength.
At Palliser Rooms / EQ3 we are celebrating 75 years of Palliser, and we want to make it even easier for you to add a touch of Palliser to your home with our 20% anniversary store-wide event. We have many great deals available with 20% off on most of our brands.