Merkel Furniture & Carpet One has been in its current location in downtown Chelsea Michigan since 1924, and is the oldest, most experienced Home furnishings company in Michigan. Since 1924, Merkel has grown from a small town hardware store in Chelsea, to two locationsâ, , , our beautiful furniture and flooring store in Chelsea and flooring only store in Ann Arbor. The tradition of high quality furniture and flooring remains strong throughout the entire company from the sales staff to the utmost in delivery and installation teams in the business. We are a full service company that prides ourselves on customer service before and after the sale. Still family owned, Merkelâ, , , s growth can be attributed to always giving customer service top priority. Tim Merkel, a third-generation owner, manages the furniture products in Chelsea, while his partner Fred Zuidveld oversees the flooring operations for both stores. Merkel Furniture now offers Complimentary Design Services available with a minimum furniture purchase. Ask one of our professional Interior Designers for details - they are on staff every day!