Koeber’s Flooring, Furniture, and Window Coverings offers Beaverton more than low prices and a vast range of quality carpet, vinyl, wood flooring, furniture, and shutters. Koeber’s emulates a true sense of community and family values that is evident throughout the business, and is continuously recognized by customers—having been nominated for “Oregon’s Business and Ethics Award” and “Excellence in Family Business Award” by Oregon State University and the Austin Family Business Program. Koeber’s was a finalist for both awards.
Founded in 1963 by George and Jaci Koeber, Koeber’s is ran by the second generation and their spouses. Siblings, Jill, Jaann, and Jerry, continue to uphold the service and product standards established by their parents, offering Beaverton great home installations, with the third generation beginning to make their mark in the business as well! Jaann describes working with family to be as rewarding as it is challenging—particularly challenging when it comes to taking a family vacation. Not everything is a challenge however, some things come naturally, “I’ve been yelling at my brother all my life!” said Jaann, discussing how sibling dynamics plays a role in the volatility of running any business. Family dynamics and maintaining values is in part, what helps set Koeber’s apart from competitors, and are conveyed in the way Koeber’s conducts business. Recognizing what is important to customers, Koeber’s rarely advertises to ensure their products remain affordable, and offers full-service installations—never contracting out the installation process to assure every Koeber’s customers’ experience exceeds quality, professional standards.
Koeber’s has been at the same location on SW 111th street since 1978, when the company expanded to include furniture—consequently opening a new showroom. The showroom serves as not only a space to display an array of great furniture and samples, but as a community hub. Koeber’s opens their showroom to local organizations and people for school field trips and events such as the Beaverton Chamber’s Leadership Beaverton graduation. Making the showroom a place that welcomes the community is Koeber’s effort to be “better community partners” according to Jaann. Koeber’s joined the Beaverton Chamber over two and a half years ago for similar interests, as a way to remain connected to the community and local businesses. Koeber’s is excited to share the showroom with the community again on November 9th, welcoming Beaverton in celebration of the company’s golden anniversary—50 years in business. Don’t wait until November 9th to visit Koeber’s showroom however, see Koeber’s selection of carpet, vinyl, laminate, hard wood, area rugs, and much more online, or visit the showroom in Beaverton to get the true Koeber’s experience, and meet the family yourself!
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The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and The City of Beaverton came together Friday, August 9th, in honor of the Chamber’s 60th birthday, and the City’s 120th birthday in a celebratory style unbeknownst to Beaverton. Over 330 Beaverton Chamber members, City officials, including Mayor Denny Doyle, and community members and professionals attended the Rooftop Hullabaloo on the Beaverton Round Executive Suites parking garage, owned by SKB. Entering on a red carpet, attendees enjoyed refreshments, delicious morsels from Elephant Catering, Ava Roasteria, and recent recipient of KGW News Channel 8’s “Best Breakfast Award”, Reedville Café. Between networking and mingling, Hullabaloo guests were entertained by dancers, and joined in some friendly competition playing Ping Pong on tables provided by Pure Pong in the Pearl. Surprises transpired throughout the evening, including a flash mob to the Black Eyed Peas hit, “I’ve got a feeling”, and beautiful fireworks display put on by Western Displayof Canby. Mother Nature decided to flash lights of her own during a few episodes where lightening was seen in the distance—making opportunity for some extraordinary photography, and providing an additional sense of magic and excitement to the evening air.
Various sponsors contributed to making the Rooftop event possible, including title sponsor, SKB, for generously providing the only rooftop venue in Beaverton capable of hosting such a monumental event. Other sponsors included Nike, Skanska, Lanphere Construction and Development, and West Coast Event Productions—an event planning and production company that has recently joined the Beaverton Chamber. West Coast Event Productions (WCEP) helped transform the rooftop into a modern, urban-sleek space, with ultra-lounge furniture, and green palms to add color and life to the concrete rooftop—not that the crowd was not lively enough! Anniversary sponsors included Madden Industrial Craftsmen (25), Metro West Ambulance (60), Koeber’s Carpets & Furnishings (50), Ava Roasteria (7).
The view from the roof overlooked the city of Beaverton, and served as a beautiful reminder of what guests were there to celebrate. Over the past 120 years, Beaverton has developed into a dynamic and thriving community, which continues to evolve as the local economy grows. Beaverton is headed in a new, and positive direction. The Rooftop Hullabaloo, an event in a new caliber all its own, encapsulated this trend of innovation, and “never done before” sentiment that seems to be taking place in multiple facets of the community. The Rooftop Hullabaloo inspired recognition of this growth, and motivation among the community members in attendance to continue seeking out opportunities to further support the evolution of Beaverton and community contribution.
When asked if the Hullabaloo was a success, Beaverton Chamber Membership and Program Manager, Jessica Provenza, and Chamber CEO and President, Lorraine Clarno, were in complete agreement in responding “absolutely”. This was the consensus with all the guests, many of whom announced upon entry “We need to do this again next year”—sparking interest and discussion of future, similar events between the Beaverton Chamber, The City, and sponsors.
While the Chamber and the City of Beaverton spearheaded the Rooftop Hullabaloo, the Chamber would like to extend gratitude to the sponsors, Chamber members, the volunteers that worked to help transform the space, and everyone that has aided in helping make Beaverton the city it is today. Thank you for being part of this special community, and making this special event possible. Stay tuned as to what celebration may come next!