Kimball International is a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of craftsmanship, and today’s design-driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and lasting connections with our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities.
For over 70 years, our brands have seized opportunities to customize solutions into personalized experiences, turning ordinary spaces into meaningful places. Our family of brands includes Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, David Edward, Kimball Hospitality, and D’style.
As humans, we relentlessly search for meaning. And since long before the first Kimball-built cabinet rolled out of production, people have been finding that meaning in the spaces we shape into places — places that build communities, form connections, and develop a sense of belonging.
But it’s not enough.
We have an itch to do more — to grow, learn, and seek something new. While change requires embracing the unknown, we know that only by breaking out of our own worlds can we make a better one. And at Kimball International, we bring this promise to life with every product we create.
That’s why we build heart into everything we make and do. Why we give each other the room to discover our best and bring out the best in others.
From shop floor to showroom, we’ve always crafted with an eye to the future. Helping every life our products touch to not just stage moments; but seize them. We believe that we can do more than just search for meaning. We can empower people to unlock their potential and bring it to life. Because we Dare to Be Makers of Possibility.
To answer who we are at our best, we articulated five Purpose Pillars. These were true the day we were founded, they are true today, and will continue to be who we are far into the future. These pillars are distinct to Kimball International and define what makes our culture so powerful. Taken as a whole, they create a unique image of Kimball International. These pillars reflect our entire organization.
Rooted in Heart
As a family of brands built by family, we are grounded in caring. From our home in Indiana, our roots now stretch around the world. But no matter where we grow to next, we bring a little bit of Jasper with us everywhere we go. We do this by cultivating care and connection with those that matter most — our employees, customers, and communities. We seek the beauty of differences enabling us to envision a world without limitations, encouraging us to embrace our authentic selves, and create freely based on the unique characteristics of our employees and those we serve.
Ingrained in Trust
At Kimball International, we roll up our sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done right. That’s what makes us trusted, indispensable partners to our customers, steadfast team members, and a constant source of support to our communities. From products and solutions, to sustainable practices that protect the place we call home, we always deliver on our promises. Because to us, it’s not just our job — it’s who we are. So, whether working with us or for us, we’re committed to building the relationships that help us all thrive.
We provide our people the right tools to master their craft. Giving them the freedom to forge their own way and encourage conviction and excellence every day. Within each of us is the drive to grow, learn, and do the right thing — which is why our employee handbook will always be thin. We believe in empowering our own to own their expertise. Because only by embracing their knowledge can we craft the smartest solutions. And only by embodying excellence can we keep moving forward.
Seize the Horizon
Born with a true entrepreneurial spirit, we were made to seize the moment. Unafraid of reinvention, our success is fueled by an enduring optimism. From woodworking to pianos, electronics to furniture, we saw opportunity where others did not. That’s why we recognize the resourceful, promote the perceptive, and celebrate those who not only conquer challenges, but embrace them. In a world of constant change, we must be open to opportunity. We must evolve to meet new needs. We must choose to dare to do great things.
At Kimball International, we don’t just fill rooms — we create opportunities to heal, learn, work, relax, discover, and connect. From our employees and communities, to our customers and theirs, our impact goes beyond what we make, to what our products and our relationships do for the world.
That’s how we’re growing the economy, improving the environments around us, and shaping spaces that create connections. And as our way of working touches more and more lives, we’ll continue to set the stage for a world of possibility to grow.
Our Guiding Principles
Since our humble beginnings in 1950, our Guiding Principles have always been a constant reminder of why we are in business, who we are, and who we serve. These are the foundational blocks that Kimball International was built on and they continue to serve as a guide to ensure we are aligned with our commitment of always improving and moving forward. For our customers, our people, and our shareholders.
Our Customer Is Our Business
Long-term customers are more important than short-term results. We must provide innovative products and services that excite our customers and exceed their expectations. We must recognize and respond quickly and creatively to deliver more than was promised. We seek to consistently demonstrate a sense of warmth, humor, and mutual respect in our relationships.
Our People are the Company
We seek the beauty of differences, enabling us to envision a world without limitations. With an entrepreneurial spirit, our culture supports individual initiative, teamwork, and personal empowerment. By embracing our authentic selves, we can create freely based on all of our unique characteristics. We seek employees who are committed to maximizing their personal skills while preserving and enhancing our pillars.
The World is Our Home
We believe the greatest contribution we can make to the prosperity and quality of life of the communities in which we operate lies in being a dynamic, growing company. We strive to help our communities be great places to live. The environment is our home, and we will continue to protect and enhance our world.
Profits Reflect Our Success
Profits are the ultimate measure of how efficiently and effectively we serve our customers and are the only true source of long-term job security. Profitability and financial resources give us the freedom to shape our future and achieve our vision.