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For more than a century, we at Fitterer's Furniture have taken care of our customers by serving their interests and remaining true to ourselves. Whether you are an employee, customer, friend, or community member, you can rest assured that we will do the best possible job of taking care of your needs and remaining true to our core values.

This is as true today as it was 20 years ago, 40 years ago, and even 100 years ago. Fitterer's was founded upon a belief that we are here to serve you. We take a more holistic approach to business where the customer comes first.

Fitterer's store front today

Fitterer's north facing store front.

The store you see today at the corner of 4th and Main in Ellensburg has evolved over the decades to specialize in quality home furnishings, as opposed to the past, where many different household items were sold, everything from floor covering and linoleum to curtains and draperies, and even further back, to more fundamental household goods such as pots and pans.

Fitterer's front window in the 1950s

Fitterer's front window during the 1950s.

When we first opened our doors in 1896, we sold everything from pitchers and bowls, to pots and pans, and knives and forks. The inventory back then was sometimes auctioned salvage from the Northern Pacific Railroad, and we easily could have evolved into a hardware store. Historically, though, we should have been a funeral home, because that's what most furniture stores on the West coast started as. However, Fitterer's evolved a bit differently in that we actually started as a furniture store.

Furniture has always been our primary focus, and with your continued support, we hope it remains that way for another 100 years. To learn more about our rich history, just download our 100th Anniversary booklet originally printed in 1996 for our centennial. It contains lots of interesting information and photographs about the business and about Ellensburg's storied past as well.

Fitterer's delivery truck

Fitterer's delivery truck from early 1900s.

  • Throwback Thursday: The Fitterer Building

    Good morning! It's another sunny March day in Ellensburg!

    Today we’d like to take a trip back to when the Fitterer building that we know today first came to the corner of 4th and Main!

    People often come into the store and ask us if we've been in the same building all 122 years we've been in business. While the store we know today has been standing for over a Century , the Fitterer brothers (Phillip and Frank at this time) , sold home goods and furnishings at a location on the corner of 3rd and Main.  The original 3rd Avenue location was actually very close to the old Robber's Roost trading post opened by Andrew Jackson Splawn and Ben Burch in 1870. 

    The Fitterer's success, driven by top notch service, hard work and long hours, resulted in expansion. In 1907 the the South East lot at the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street was purchased for $6000, and construction on the new building started shortly after. 

    Over 225,000 bricks make up the building -  the majority were actually manufactured locally in Ellensburg at the Cobel brickyard. The beautiful brick and large display windows identify the impressive 120’ x 60’ structure; completed in February of 1909.

    One of the most unique features of the Fitterer building is the second floor balcony. Something many people don’t know, is that the building was actually designed to stand just two stories tall. The balcony, added to the 18ft first floor, would later be converted into a second floor for additional showroom space. This unique modification used a system of steel rods to suspend the second floor from the third floor ceiling. If you find yourself walking through the store today, you may notice the rods while you browse. These, along with the zinc plated cash register are just a few reminders of Fitterer’s earliest days!

    A look at the suspension system on our second floor. The second floor is suspended by the 3rd floor ceiling. 

    While there have been modifications over time, the 21,600 square foot building has been fully operational since its construction in 1909. The next time you find yourself downtown, stop by and see us. We’d love to share our story with you!

  • Throwback Thursday : Delivered.

    Good Morning!

    This Thursday we’d like to share a little bit about how furniture was delivered at Fitterer’s in years past!

    You’ve probably seen our delivery crew out and about on the streets of Ellensburg , Yakima, Wentatchee, Leavenworth – or even Seattle! We actually deliver statewide , so you never know where you might see a Fitterer’s truck. Thanks to modern technology, trips across the state are possible today, allowing us the opportunity to build relationships with our customers who don’t call Ellensburg home.

    Our current delivery truck that travels locally and across Washington State.

    While we have grown with the times, it’s fun to look back at the history of business operations at the store!

    Naturally, there were no box trucks to fill up in 1896. So how did Fitterer’s get merchandise to customers back then? Well, as the stories go, it all starts with a few horses and a wagon.

    Walking into the store today, you’ll see the sales office in the back left corner. Presently we process paperwork, take payments, and keep our vintage cash register in this space. In the 1890’s however, this is where  the delivery horses took their breaks. It sure is hard to imagine horses standing where desks sit today!

    As time went on the horses were replaced with more modern means of delivery. The buggy pictured below is rumored to have been the first replacement for the teams of horses, though an exact date for this change is unknown.

    Fitterer Bros Delivery vehicle - rumored to have been the first replacement for the delivery horses. Behind the buggy is the bottom of the Webster hotel that used to stand on 3rd and Pearl.

    Vehicles for delivery continued to be updated as time went on, including a newer version of the original buggy, and also a vintage version of today’s modern box truck. Each vehicle was stamped with ‘Fitterer Bros Furniture’ and served as tools to get home furnishings to customers all over Ellensburg.

    A newer version of the original Fitterer Bros Buggy served as a replacement in later years. 

    One of the original Fitterer's box trucks used for delivery. 

    Though the way we deliver furniture has evolved, our commitment to a quality customer experience remains unchanged. With statewide delivery being a possibility today, if you’re passing through Ellensburg and in need of furniture – stop by and see us! We have cookies, too. 

  • Throwback Thursday: Mattress Trivia!

    Good afternoon!

    We hope to find you well on this beautiful Thursday! This week, in keeping with our theme of mattresses, we will be outlining some mattress trivia that was originally featured on a Fitterer’s 110th anniversary banner in 2006. While you may have heard a few of the more common facts, some of these tidbits may surprise you!

    10,000 Years Ago:

    In the Neolithic period we find the first evidence of people sleeping on primitive beds made of soft branches and furs.

    3400 B.C. :

    Egyptian Pharaohs are the first credited with building a platform off the ground on which to sleep. These were known as pallets and were used by royalty. Common people slept on palm bows heaped in the corner of their home.

    Roman Empire:

    The first luxury bed – usually stuffed with reeds, hay, wool, or feathers , and covered in luxurious fabrics. Romans are also credited with creating the first waterbed. The sleeper would recline in a cradle of warm water until drowsy, then be lifted onto an adjacent cradle with a mattress, where they would be rocked to sleep.

    16th & 17th Centuries:

    Mattresses were generally stuffed with straw or down and placed atop a latticework of rope for support. Over time these ropes would loosen and need to be tightened, hence the phrase “Sleep Tight”.

    1800s :

    Mattresses were filled with cotton, hair or feathers. Variations of cotton were the best sellers and foundations were usually open coiled boxsprings. Assorted vermin ( bugs, bacteria, mildew) were typical as an accepted component of even the most royal beds.


    Foam Rubber (latex) mattresses and pillows appeared on the market.


    Modern waterbed introduced. Adjustable beds become popular with consumers.


    Airbeds introduced


    Spacious sleeping is on the rise. In 1999, the queen-size mattress became America’s most popular choice for the first time. It beat the twin size.


    Choice and comfort are the key words in contemporary bedding. In addition to an almost unlimited range of innerspring mattress designs, new types of foam mattress cores ( such as ‘memory” or visco-elastic foam and refinements to traditional latex) as well as airbeds, waterbeds, and high-tech adjustable sleep sets offer consumers attractive, quality alternatives. Pillow top mattresses, a popular innovation in luxury, offer an extra mattresses are common.

    Though its been a few years since we put this information together for the first time, today’s mattress trends are still largely the same. Choice and individualized comfort are key in choosing the perfect mattress by contemporary standards. If you need a helping hand , our mattress experts are here to help you start sleeping soundly! For more on mattress shopping, check out last weeks’ tip blog!