Started by Grandpa Sauder in 1907, Sauder Furniture and Design Studio has been a family owned business and community fixture for generations. Customers in Illinois and the Midwest have discovered our unique 20,000 square foot full-service furniture store and design studio located in charming Roanoke, IL. Sauder’s interior designers provide creative inspiration and expert guidance for each client’s home, and our professional installation team oversees delivery and set-up from flooring to window treatments. A full-service experience and a talented staff will ensure the best solutions for your home’s needs.
Meet the Team
The employees of Sauder Furniture include in-house designers, delivery service, installation, and customer relations specialists. As residents of the Central Illinois area, our staff takes pride in the service they provide to their neighbors, friends, and the greater community.
President and Customer Relations Associate
Cubs' fan, dance aficionado, and a true foodie, Skip's talents extend far beyond the world of interior design. With thirty years of education, experience, and an impressive family history, Skip's designs are fueled by a passion for color, pattern, texture, and fabric which has allowed him to bring the latest innovations and styles to Sauder Furniture.
Vice President of Operations
In addition to being a master driver (parking our delivery truck is no joke), Harold keeps the day to day operations of furniture assembly and deliveries running smoothly. His love of woodworking and quality furniture design is reflected in the satisfaction of happy customers. Outside the office Harold enjoys gardening and making memories on family vacations.
Mary Lou Littlejohn
After graduating from Bradley University with a degree in Merchandising, Mary Lou found herself designing residential homes in 2007. Mary Lou understands that furniture is a personal reflection and emotional decision which is why she loves forming relationships with her clients. Some of Mary Lou's favorite things include antiquing, music, and "Cheeseburger Thursday".
Co-owner and Customer Relations Associate
Jeff has been involved with Sauder Furniture for more than 35 years and is passionate about transforming customers' homes into beautiful and functional spaces for them to enjoy. When Jeff's not working with customers you can find him cheering on one of his four kids at their many sporting events.
Twenty plus years of interior designing make for a very talented stylist. With a degree from Bradley university, Susan is a native of the Peoria area. Before joining Sauder Furniture, she spent many years in Chicago honing her skills at one of Macy's flagship stores. Being a mother of three active children and a rambunctious dog means savoring quieter moments at home and cooking.
Logistics and Customer Relations Associate
Hunting enthusiast and basketball playing aside, Wade has virtually grown up in the store and is excited to be able to carry on the Sauder family tradition of bringing quality furniture and design to Central Illinois.