Furnishing Homes Since 1892
707 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Everyone who works at Pedersen’s and every aspect of the company’s operations are guided by a commitment to building lasting customer relationships based on providing quality home furnishings, exceptional service and guaranteed lowest prices.

Ken Pedersen, owner at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA

Ken Pedersen


From the age of 5, I knew I wanted to follow my great grandfather, my grandfather, and my father into the family business. I began working in the business at age 13, majored in marketing at the University of Santa Clara and gained administrative experience in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Adjutants General Corp. I spent a year in the buyer’s training program with Emporium Capwell department stores before joining the business in 1971. For more than 40 years, I have worked in and managed Pedersen’s and to this day still love the home furnishings business.

Paul Pedersen, owner at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA

Paul Pedersen


After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1971 my wife and I relocated to Illinois to teach in the public schools system. In 1976 we returned to Santa Rosa and I joined four other family members at Pedersen’s. After working in sales for several years I began assuming merchandising and operations responsibilities. For more than 12 years my brother Ken and I have shared ownership and general management of our company. During the years since 1976 I have been extremely fortunate to have the talent, dedication and professionalism of a wonder staff.

Our Invaluable Team

Donna Katen, office manager at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA

Donna Katen

Business Office Manager

It was 1998 when I picked up the phone and my sister-in-law Deborah, at the time a designer for Pedersen’s, informed me of an open position for a part-time receptionist. Having not worked for five years while starting a family and also with a background in floristry, I was not confident there would be a fit. I interviewed, was hired, and began my training at Pedersen’s.

The years that followed provided me the opportunity to learn many facets of the operations at Pedersens. I am currently managing the front office along with assisting with marketing and advertising. I manage our social media, help keep our website up to date and take photographs of the beautiful rooms our designers create in our customer’s homes. Every day provides a new opportunity to do my best to exemplify Pedersen’s tradition of excellence.

Bob Maddigan, sales manager at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA

Bob Maddigan

Sales Manager

I have been working at Pedersen’s for more than 33 years, starting in the warehouse and delivering furniture. I then moved to the sales floor, and became the Sales Manager in 1987. I have a very good understanding of what our customers want and expect during their shopping experience at Pedersen’s. I think our mission statement spells it out very well; our commitment is to build lasting relationships with our customers based on providing affordable, quality home furnishings, exceptional service and guaranteed lowest prices.

Jim Navas , Operations Manager at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA.

Jim Navas

Operations Manager

I started working at Pedersen’s in 1991, unloading trucks and helping with shipping and receiving. In 1994, I was promoted to the delivery department and soon after to furniture preparations and detailing. I was promoted to Warehouse Manager in 2001, taking over as Dick Pedersen retired and then became the Customer Service Manager in 2004.

In 2008, I became the Operations Manger, taking care of in-home service concerns, showroom displays, and maintenance of the building. I have done it all in over 22 years at Pedersen’s. I am extremely proud to be part of this company and look forward to the next 20 years.

Linda Strout, merchandise manager at Pedersen's Furniture

Linda Strout

Merchandise Office Manager

I started my career at Pedersen’s in 1989, after a career in early childhood development. My sister Barbara, Ken Pedersen’s wife, advised me of an open position and I interviewed and accepted the job. My first position was tracking and receiving inventory. I advanced into the position of Merchandise Office Manager, while raising four daughters, two stepsons and one stepdaughter.

I assist the designers and other staff members with years of knowledge in the “behind the scene” operations of our company. Pedersen’s is a wonderful place to work. I look forward to many more years to come.

Denise Michel Osborne is your customer service expert at Pedersen's Furniture in Santa Rosa, CA

Denise Osborne

Customer Service Supervisor

Living your best life begins at home. Working in a career you love enhances that. Hi, my name is Denise Michel Osborne.  I joined the wonderful Pedersen’s family 3 ½ years ago as an interior designer.  I adored building intimate relationships with my clients that resulted in beautiful homes and lasting friendships. I also adore being a mom and it will be the most important job I will ever have. Therefore, I have transitioned into a new position in our business office. I will now be responsible for our accounts payables and customer service. My new work schedule is much more compatible to my active family life.  I am happy to have found a place to work that respects their employees needs and changing lifestyles.

Sandra Murray, visual display manager at Pedersen's Furniture

Sandra Murray

Visual Display Manager

After receiving her degree in Interior Design in 1980, Sandra operated her own Interior Design business through 1988. In 1989, when Pedersen’s first introduced the Masterplan design service, Sandra was hired as our Masterplan Designer. In 1994 Sandra took on the additional responsibilities of Showroom Coordinator and Accessory Buyer for Pedersen’s.

Sandra’s years of experience with the Masterplan design program makes her a valuable resource for Pedersen’s clients. Sandra sees the Masterplan process as an opportunity to create a personal space that appeals to the senses and ultimately meets the needs and desires of the client.

Leanne Mills, human resources at Pedersen's Furniture

Leanne Mills

Human Resources

Born and raised in Santa Rosa, I’ve known the Pedersen family my entire life. My mother, a long time Pedersen’s employee, grew up next door to Bill and Pat Pedersen and their children Dick and Ann. In 1985, my junior year of high school, Pedersen’s gave me my first job working in the office. I left in 1988 to attend college at UCSB. After 9 years in the mortgage business and 6 years at home raising my son and daughter, I am back in the office working in Human Resources. I feel very fortunate to once again be a part of Pedersen’s.

John Pedersen, warehouse manager at Pedersen's Furniture

John Pedersen

Warehouse Manager

I was born and raised in Santa Rosa and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School. I am the fifth generation of the family to work at Pedersen’s. My career began at age 10 dusting furniture. In 2004 I began working full time and am now the Warehouse Manager. I will be talking to you when you call to set your delivery date and will do my very best to accommodate your schedule.

Tom Short, lead driver at Pedersen's Furniture

Tom Short

Lead Driver

I was born in Victorville California. My family and I moved to Santa Rosa when I was a junior in high school. I graduated from Montgomery High, successfully completed the Fire Academy, and am currently in the process of completing my EMS training. I started my career with Pedersen’s Furniture in 2002. Since then, I have been the warehouse manager and am now the delivery manager. This is a very family owned business.

Joe Cushman, driver at Pedersen's Furniture

Joe Cushman


I am a Santa Rosa native who has been serving Sonoma County in the delivery field for more than 24 years. I enjoy the satisfaction of serving customers in the process of making their house their home. I take pride in being a part of the experienced Pedersen’s delivery staff and I look forward to serving you as a valued Pedersen’s customer.


Pedersen's Furniture

707 Fifth Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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