United Furniture Warehouse
United Furniture Warehouse (UFW) is a retail furniture chain operating approximately forty (40) locations in Western Canada and Ontario. The Company bills itself as "offering warehouse-style shopping at the lowest possible prices. " The Company was founded in 1981 by John Volken, an immigrant who arrived in Canada from East Germany in 1960 at the age of 18. It "was one of the first businesses to sell at warehouse prices and to operate without commission sales staff or in-store decor.