A Century of Design

You love your home. That’s why your friendly neighbors at Koontz Furniture and Design love to help you furnish your living space in a way that improves your life.

For more than 100 years, the family owned and operated company has carefully crafted a quality atmosphere and lasting product selections, while continuing to stay timeless and fresh, so you can find quality furniture you will love for a lifetime.

“We’ve always approached our business like a family, taking care of each other,” says Mak Koontz, company president and the third generation Koontz running the furniture store. “That translates into taking care of our customers and selling them quality pieces that will last a long time.”

Their motto, “furniture you’ll love to live with,” comes from Mak’s grandfather, Madison Koontz, he says. “We want to provide you with a great investment at valuable prices,” he adds.

Just over 100 years ago, H.D. Peebles drew on the experience he gained while working for two local furniture stores and opened his own. After World War II, Peebles’ son-in-law, Madison Koontz, joined him in running Ocala Furniture Company. Business was booming as more families purchased homes and, in 1953, the renamed Peebles-Koontz Company built a brand-new store just south of downtown Ocala on U.S. Route 441, where Koontz Furniture and Design is still located today.

The company has seen U.S. 441 go from a two-lane road to a six-lane highway. They’ve seen trends in furniture sales go from selling pieces directly off a truck that drove around the county to drawing in customers with the design-forward displays that are at the heart of their current showroom. As Ocala continues to grow, the friendly sales team, designers, office personnel and delivery crew at Koontz enjoy many longstanding multigenerational customer relationships, and they also love meeting new residents who have chosen to call Marion County their home.

“In this day of enormous, rapid changes in the way merchandise is sold and distributed, we hope to be of benefit to people who love their homes and want them to be special,” says Michael Koontz, owner and Mak’s father. “I imagine we will always work with people who love their homes because they are the reason we love what we do.”

Quality Furniture

Whether your style is antique, traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, you’ll find something to fit your style at Koontz. Most inventory in their exquisitely designed showroom is available for immediate delivery.

Unique and Custom Designs

The experts at Koontz are happy to work with you on special orders. If you don’t see what you want in stock, don’t worry. Their goal is to make sure all your furniture and accessory selections are unique to you. You won’t find cookie-cutter styles here!

Whether you’re selecting upholstered furniture, window treatments, wall coverings or rugs, you can choose from an endless array of custom, made-to-order styles that reflect your personal style.

Visionary Design

Headed up by skilled interior designer Kay Rains, the Koontz Design Studio team knows that their creativity in helping you express yourself through the design of your environment will evolve into a space that makes you happy.

Whether you’re searching for a new piece to refresh your living space or furnishing an entire brand-new house, the Koontz team can help you in any stage of your home decorating needs.


“Be yourself—with a twist.” That’s the advice Rains gives to homeowners thinking about making some changes. She’s known for creatively visualizing a customer’s ideas and creating masterpieces of home design, and she loves to add value to any space by giving it a facelift with fine fabrics, color and textures that help you enhance your own personal style and best reflect your personality.

Custom Window Treatments

Yes, Koontz does windows, too!  They offer both hard and soft window treatments, crafted to be beautiful and practical to fit any size or shape window.

Stop by their showroom or browse their website to see how Koontz Furniture and Design can help you enhance your own personal style in the home you love.

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