Steve Grew up in the business, selling everything from flowers, firewood, Christmas trees and 100 lb. sack of potatoes. Steve works very closely with several of the American made Furniture vendors to find exactly the right items for the store and the customers. He has developed relationships with almost every furniture manufacturer out there.
Steve works hands on with the sales team and customers to find just the right piece or room, to make all your furniture dreams come true.
When not at the furniture store, you may find him in the gym with his wife, as her coach or at a local wedding or grad party dropping some beats with his model DJ service.
In 2016 Denise Andrews came to us from the automotive industry. She was involved in her family’s business that specialized in sales and service of SAAB cars north of Princeton.
Store Manager (Elk River)
Greg Dmytruk is the Store Manager at our Furniture and Things Elk River location. Greg has been in the furniture industry since 2003, working in almost every aspect of the company. Greg enjoys helping clients by making their furniture shopping experience fun and informative. Providing them with honest answers and finding them great products. Greg takes pride in keeping his customers happy and enjoys meeting new clients as well a working with long time customers.
In Greg's free time he enjoys spending time with his family. Together they love the outdoors, traveling and playing games. Greg is actively involved in coaching baseball through the youth baseball organization and is an Awanas leader at his church.
Bruce joined the team at Furniture and Things in January 2018. He has 10+ years’ experience in retail sales. As a Veteran of the US Air Force and after 13 years working as a teacher, Bruce approaches every day with the “Team 1st” philosophy.
Bruce holds a BA in History from Augsburg College and an MA in Education from the University of St Thomas. In his off-time he enjoys spending time with his family including a high school age daughter and a pre-teen daughter; taking the older one on long motorcycle rides in the country. Bruce is also enjoys wood working and is a life long learner.
Chuck Martin has been a sales professional for almost 30 years, with the last 9 years being in furniture. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, he brings a fresh look and a vast array of ideas for your home.
When not at the store, he enjoys being at the "Martin Family Cabin".
Store Manager (Coon Rapids)
Craig Derhak is Manager of Furniture and Things in Coon Rapids, MN. He has an A.A.S. degree from Bismarck Junior College in North Dakota.
Craig has been in retail sales/management for 40 years. He started in 1991 at Furniture and Things. He enjoys helping you, the customer find the best style of furniture, quality and price. He is easy to work with, amiable and is a good listener to discover what satisfies the needs of his customer. He is patient and diligent and puts his customers first to strive and make sure they are comfortable in the Furniture and Things showroom.
In Craig's free time he enjoys being with his children and grandchildren. He also loves biking Minnesota trails with his wife of 37 years.
Maureen (Mo) Guthmueller
Maureen (Mo) Guthmueller has been a design consultant at Furniture and Things since 1998. Born and raised in North Dakota, Mo has been in the furniture industry for over 25 years. In that time, she has gained a wide range of knowledge and expertise to help her clients create the look they are trying to achieve, whether it be just one room or an entire home.
Mo's strong work ethic and listening abilities guide her towards helping to accomplish your goals. She wants to make you happy in finding the right look for your home; and enjoys building valued and long relationship with her clients.
Mo believes that your home is truly and extension of yourself, and that with her years of experience; she can help you with your furniture needs and wants.
John Olson is a part-time sales representative for Furniture and Things. He has a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota and has worked as a professional actor here in the greater Twin Cities area.
John enjoys working with customers and helping them find what they are looking for. Having joined Furniture and Things in March of 2014. John says," he may not have all the answers, but he knows where to get them." His focus has and always will be the customer and making sure to the best of his ability that they leave with a feeling that they were treated fairly and honestly.
John also has ministry calling and has written his first book, "Christ in My Life; Called to Wake the Churches."
Rebecca has over 24 year's sales experience and since 2002 assisting customers with their home décor for Furniture and Things.
Rebecca wants to help create a home to be a reflection of your personality that not only you like but LOVE! (And have a little fun along the way.) Rebecca is attentive and caring down to the last detail. When you love what you do it shows.
When not in the store Rebecca enjoys raising her 2 boys with her husband Greg, they travel up North to their family cabin singing, laughing, spending family time. Her interests also include painting and photography.
Patty Durbin has been a sales associate at Furniture and Things since 2001. She has a 2 year Business Management Degree and owned her own small business for over 20 years. She has enjoyed helping customers find that perfect piece of furniture for over 16 years. She values the customer's priorities and listens to their furniture needs.
Patty enjoys spending time with her family, baking and gardening in her free time.
Since 2005 Mary Kirkeeide has been a member of the Furniture and Things Team. She started working in the back room, then behind the counter entering sales before moving on to the sales floor.
Mary enjoys meeting new people every day and assisting to find the very best Furniture and Accessories for their home. In her free time she enjoys gardening, golf and spending time with her grandchildren.
Nicole Pullar is an Interior Designer and Sales Associate for Furniture and Things. Nicole has an Associate's Degree in Interior Design from Century College in White Bear, MN. She has been working in the family business since 2007. She started off working at our Plants and Things store, located in Anoka, MN part time, and after graduating with an Interior Design Degree she transferred to our Furniture Store. Nicole really enjoys helping people make their house a home within the store or with on site design help.
Nicole has lived in Minnesota all her life and loves all it has to offer with all the seasons and spending time with friends and family.
John Marron has been with Furniture and Things since 2001. John enjoys working with first time buyers as well as seasoned veterans who are looking for an entire room set or "that one particular piece." He wants the client to be completely satisfied with their purchase and enjoy it for many years.
John is a native of St. Michael, Minnesota and enjoys all of what the Upper Midwest has to offer. John likes to spend much of his free time with his five children.