The Arizona offices and showrooms have a unique history spanning nearly 100 years.
The company, originally a small typewriter shop, was founded in Phoenix in 1919 by three enterprising brothers from Philadelphia, Peter, Phillip, and Richard “Dick” Walsh. In 1935, ‘Walsh Bros.’ expanded to Tucson to serve southern Arizona’s mining communities.
Four years later, the company began selling office furniture, and in 1941 Walsh Bros. became an authorized Steelcase office furniture dealer.
Richard served as company president from 1928-1969. He was succeeded by his sons, first Peter, and then Tim, who served as Walsh Bros. president from 1972 until 2008.
In 2008, Walsh Bros. and USBI, another local office furniture business, were purchased by Target as part of an acquisition and expansion for Target Commercial Interiors.