Our History

In 1945 E.L. Schneider, our grandfather, and C.B. Hayes started Home Furniture in Lawrenceburg, IN. The company expanded across the street and renovated the George H. Bishop's Factory at 20 East Center Street to become our flooring center.
Schneider's daughter Margaret, our mother, married our father Charles Brandel Sr., who joined the company in the 1950's. In the following years, Charles, along with Bud Ruble, took over after the retirement of Schneider and Hayes. Due to rapid growth in 1969, construction was started for a new showroom on Highway 50. Some time later, Charles’ sons Chuck and Joe took over after Bud and Charles retired. Their sister, Sarah, and Chuck's wife, Debbie, worked alongside them.
 Today, Sarah has an active role in the business and her son Chris, fourth generation, oversees the daily operations at the furniture store on Highway 50. Joe oversees operations at the flooring store alongside his son, Nick. 
Below is a collection of Newspaper Articles
  • 1945 Advertisement

    One of the first advertisements
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  • 1947 Box Factory

    Moved from the Church to the Ohlen Bishop's box factory, where our flooring store, Home Flooring, is today
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  • 1947 Opening

    The grand opening of the new East Center Street location
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  • 1949 Maytag Advertisement

    Maytag Washer for only $124.95!
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  • 1954 Advertisement

    New Insect-O-Kill!
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  • 1964 Bud Ruble

    Charles introduces a new business partner
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  • 1964 Green & Schwier Merger

    Home Furniture merged with Aurora's furniture store
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  • 1966 Advertisement

    Ad including Green & Schwier & the new annex at the Durbin Shopping Center
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  • 1969 New Building

    Highway 50 location breaks ground
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  • 1970 Grand Opening

    Opening of the new 16,000 SF store on Highway 50
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  • 1970 Gala

    A week long gala to commemorate moving into the Highway 50 location
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  • 1970 Color TV Giveaway

    Picture including Margaret showing off the winner of a brand new color TV!
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  • 1985 Anniversary

    Includes an interview from Charlie looking back on past years
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  • 1988 Lane Cedar Chests

    Giving away miniature Lane Cedar Chests to graduates
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  • 1995 Half a Century

    Celebrating 50 years of business
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  • 2005 Anniversary

    Celebrating 60 years... article includes interview from Chuck Brandel
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