The Kurtz approach is designed as a win-win-win, for you, your customers, and us. We'll help you set realistic income goals, then work our socks off to help you meet and exceed them. Your customers will be treated fairly by knowledgeable sales people, providing quality furnishings and advice. If we do what we promise, we'll make a reasonable profit, but we'll never abuse the privilege of handling your business. We know that even though your store may be closing, our future success depends on whether or not you think we served you well.

Located just a few minutes from the Mall of America and Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, our office and our personnel are local. We respect and live by good, old-fashioned Midwestern values, and you'll see that in everything we do.

Project Management

Kurtz project managers bring a record of success in every aspect of furniture promotion, from merchandising, display, and advertising to finances, personnel management, and of course, sales. Perhaps their strongest attribute is communication. You will know what is going on, every moment, every day.

Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing who to turn to, so Richard hand-picks each manager for each sale. You can be assured that your project manager will be your trustworthy, reliable point of contact.

Sales Personnel

Among the primary reasons that many furniture liquidators have a negative reputation is that the sales people are often unreliable, unprofessional, and cut-throat in their sales approach. Kurtz Sales is on a mission to change that reality. Our sales people understand they are there to serve the consumer and the owner/client.

Richard Kurtz personally hires all potential sales associates. Each one is thoroughly vetted to ensure the highest degree of professionalism – deep industry knowledge, years of successful sales experience, a long-term commitment to the furniture industry, and no issues with drugs, alcohol, or dishonesty.

Since Kurtz Sales' inception, every associate Richard has hired is still on the payroll, except one. Although he was a very effective salesman, he failed to maintain the high ethical standards of the organization. When a company has such low turn-over in its staff, you know that organization is doing something right.


No matter how great the quality or low the prices, if your advertising is ineffective, your event will not succeed. Richard Kurtz has decades of experience in creating effective campaigns – print, social media, radio, direct mail, TV…

Display and Merchandising

Our people are experts in display and merchandising. Monica Delius, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, provides a level of expertise unmatched in the industry. We know that if your customers have an easy time viewing the products they will be more likely to buy. But more than that, by creating a positive flow and thoughtful order to the browsing experience, we can encourage a more enjoyable experience, greater volume, and enthusiastic word of mouth.

Supplementary Inventory

Our long-standing relationships with quality furniture vendors throughout the United States allow us to provide supplementary inventory quickly and at true wholesale and below prices. Couple this with our no mark-up shipping and you have an exceptionally cost-effective way to augment your inventory and increase your profits.

Special Orders/Custom Furnishings

Kurtz Sales has a proven track record with high-end as well as general furniture sales. Custom orders, Amish furniture, quality leathers… Our relationships with these vendors give us the flexibility to handle any type of sale.

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