Company Profile

It's the right thing to do…

In 1964, when Richard Kurtz was in 7th grade, he went to work at the family business, McGann-Kurtz Furniture in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Nothing was more important to Richard's father than reputation. He knew that if he took advantage of anyone, or tried to squeeze a few extra dollars out of a sale, people would take their business elsewhere. Work hard, do the right thing and do it well was his formula for success. Richard Kurtz and his team believe that's a tradition worth following as they serve clients throughout the upper Midwest.

Quality people… Some liquidators will descend on their clients with an army of people, each of them vying for their cut. A large sales force does not ensure large sales. On the contrary, Richard's formula for success takes the less is more approach. A small, extremely skilled crew, including your top sales leaders, provides better service to you, the client and your customers. Kurtz Sales' people know they are going to work hard, and they know they will be rewarded.

Get to know our leadership…

Richard Kurtz

Richard Kurtz

Position: CEO
Experience: Furniture Sales, Advertising Executive; Product Line Representative; Owner; Liquidator; CEO – Kurtz Sales

What kind of man is Richard?

Todd, a former furniture store owner who selected Kurtz Sales to run his going out of business sale, said this about Richard, "He's a fair person, the most honest guy I've ever met, and he really knows this business." That's high praise in any industry, but especially in one where that level of integrity and knowledge is so rare.

Mike, the top salesman from a store Richard helped liquidate, said, "Richard has a true concern for the client. It's a tough market and smaller dealers are having a difficult time. They are nervous. But when Richard's people come in, they see that he's there to help."

Adam Clapp

Position: Chief Administrator
Experience: Office Management; Chief Pilot; IT and Communications Director

Adam is the newest addition to the Kurtz Sales family. Adam is not only the Chief Pilot for the company plane, but also has a strong head for business. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota for aviation and has also completed schooling for accounting. He provides a younger, tech savvy perspective that helps keep the company on the forefront of technology. All these efforts result in a smoother experience for you, the client, and they keep costs down, which helps everyone's bottom line. Talk to him for two minutes and you will know that you are in very capable hands.

Kurtz Sales Client Testimonials:

  • "I wholeheartedly recommend Kurtz Sales to anyone considering a store closing sale."

    - Larry Johnson, Johnson Brothers Furniture, Duluth & Cloquet, MN
  • "Flexible planning that adjusted to our seasonal summer market."

    - Tom Terhaar, Fifth Avenue Furniture, Brainerd, MN
  • "Developed a mattress and upholstery line to boost sales during our Amish furniture closing event."

    - Greg Van Natta, Sunrise Amish Furniture, Forest Lake, MN
  • "A team of people you can trust. "

    - Bill Morris, Morris Furniture, Ottumwa, IA
  • "I was amazed at how you sold so much furniture."

    - Duane Talliefer, Trips Furniture, Alexandria, MN
  • "I'd be glad to give you a recommendation any time. Thank you."

    - Brent Borkicher, Borkicher's Furniture, Kozad, NE