Log furniture manufacturer acquired by furniture collective

EDMORE, Mich. — Lakeland Mills Furniture Co., a five-decades-old log furniture manufacturer in Edmore, Michigan, has changed ownership and leadership. Chad Galloway, alongside partners Bob and Tricia Rouse and Jason Hunt, has acquired the company.

Galloway, the current CEO of Hickory Furniture Collective, said, "This acquisition aims to preserve and enhance Lakeland Mills' legacy. We are dedicated to upholding the tradition of crafting high-quality, hand-made furniture in the U.S. while injecting fresh perspectives to propel the brand forward. Our focus is on growing the brand, creating jobs in Michigan, and expanding the company's footprint in the indoor and outdoor log furniture space."

The Rouse's, owners of Green Gables, a second-generation family business, will leverage their extensive experience in rustic furniture and manufacturing to contribute to Lakeland Mills' success. They acquired Western Heritage Furniture in 2023, adding it to the Green Gables portfolio.

Previous owners, Calvin and Teresa Hunt, are confident in the new leadership. Teresa Hunt states, "After 32 years, passing the reins to Chad, Bob, Tricia, and our son Jason feels right. Their passion and vision for Lakeland Mills align with the principles that have been the foundation of our success. We look forward to seeing the company flourish under their guidance."

Jason Hunt is appointed president & CEO of Lakeland Mills Furniture. The Rouses and Chad Galloway will support the company in operations, sales, and overall strategies.

Bob Rouse, CEO of Green Gables and Western Heritage, commented, "Adding Lakeland Mills as a sister company to American Exclusives brings a dynamic to our operations and opens doors into new markets. We are proud to continue the traditions upheld by the Hunts."

The new leadership is enthusiastic about building upon Lakeland Mills' foundation and maintaining a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The team is eager to explore new opportunities and continue providing customers with unique, timeless furniture pieces.


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