Studio 41 Acquires KOHLER Stores in Chicago Area
New owner to operate retail outlets as KOHLER Signature Store kitchen and bath showrooms
KOHLER, Wis. – June 9, 2014 – Kohler Co. announces today that The KOHLER Store locations in Glenview and Burr Ridge, IL, have been acquired by Logan Square Aluminum Supply, Inc. d/b/a Studio 41, an authorized KOHLER plumbing distributor, which will operate the kitchen and bath retail locations as distributor-owned KOHLER Signature Stores.
Studio 41 owns and operates several kitchen and bath showrooms in the greater Chicago area. Additionally, Studio 41 plans to open a new state-of-the-art retail KOHLER Signature Store at the corner of Hubbard and Orleans in late summer 2014.
In developing and opening its first retail store at the Merchandise Mart in 2005 to serve as a best-in-class kitchen and bath retail outlet with design services, The KOHLER Signature Store model offers a unique brand experience and exceptional level of service. This level of service will be continued by Studio 41.
The Glenview and Burr Ridge locations will continue to operate seamlessly, providing new and existing clientele with the same quality services that are available to them today, including best-in-class kitchen and bathroom design services, exclusive products, and end-to-end project support. The KOHLER Store at the Merchandise Mart, under Kohler Co. ownership, will remain open through June 30, 2014.
"Both Studio 41 and Kohler share a passion for selling our products and delivering the excellent service that had made The KOHLER Stores the place to buy plumbing products in the greater Chicago area," said Hugh Ekberg, President-Kitchen & Bath Americas for Kohler. "The quality of Studio 41's Signature Store teams will set new benchmarks for the local market, just as we have witnessed in our other KOHLER Signature Store locations. We look forward to the future together."
KOHLER Signature Stores service KOHLER, Sterling and Kallista plumbing products, as well as Robern mirrored cabinets and vanities. Kohler Co. will continue operating both the Ann Sacks Tile & Stone and Baker Furniture showrooms at The Merchandise Mart.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.