- About Us
In the early 1900’s, McKnight’s History of Jefferson County described the R and D Furniture Co. (then known as Reitz Furniture Co.) as follows:
“They are doing business as the Reitz Furniture Company, and have a commodious store, carrying a large stock of furniture, as well as carpets, rugs, pianos, phonographs, etc.. With a well selected line of goods, attractively arranged, and obliging service to all patrons, they have attracted a large custom in and around Brookville, which they have held by the most commendable methods.”
In 1940, Rufus Reitz brought his son, Don Reitz, into the business and the name was changed to R and D Furniture Company (initials standing for Rufus and Don). Rufus and Don Reitz were also involved in the funeral business for many years as was Mr. Don Galbraith, who took over both businesses in 1963. The Galbraith family has been operating the business ever since. The name was changed to Galbraith’s R and D Furniture Co. when a partnership was formed by Mr. Galbraith, and his son, David Galbraith and his son-in-law, Kenneth King.
Much of the fine furniture sold since 1900 is still in service today. Many quality of the furniture pieces have been handed down from generation to generation. We’re proud to have such a rich heritage of history in the furniture business. Our association with America’s finest furniture manufacturers spans the decades, and our years of experience and knowledge are working toward one goal: fulfilling home furnishings at the best possible price! At Galbraith’s doing business the “old fashioned way,” with a total commitment to customer service and satisfaction, has remained the same since 1900.