Business Furniture Specialist, Inc. the parent company to Business Environments and Lea Matthews Furniture & Interiors, was founded in 1987. Our story began at a location in the Midtown Center on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, BFS specialized in commercial interiors and primarily represented Kimball Office furniture. In 1989 they were acquired by Kirk and Ron Mitchell. The business offices then moved to Weinbach avenue, increasing the square footage from 1100 to 1900 square feet.
In 1991, BFS purchased Wedel interiors, a local commercial and residential design company. A year later the staff was combined and both operations were moved to the downtown location of Wedel Interiors. This move grew the company from 1900 to 25000 square feet and a staff of approximately 25 people. In 1992 we created The Design Center, a place that offers independent designers access to a wide variety of our resources. The Design Center is known as one of the largest of its kind in the Midwest.