About Us

Our Story

Everyone dreams of a relaxing home that matches their personal style, will withstand the test of time, and doesn’t break the bank. Many stores that look affordable, sell low quality furniture, while many stores that look stylish, cost a pretty penny.

In 2005, siblings Kris and Vic opened UBU Furniture with the hopes of providing a different experience. Here, you don’t have to pick between style, price, and quality.

Since 2005, UBU has been featured on Wood TV’s eightWest and named National Retailer of the Year in 2008 by the National Home Furnishing Association. UBU continues to set itself apart by providing the best designers and resources in town. At UBU, you’ll feel comfortable and in control of your home makeover—and you’ll even have some fun too!

Call, email, or stop in to find out how we can help you design your dream home.

Designers

Shannon Gales

Shannon Gales

Designer

I hold a BFA from Calvin College. I have enjoyed using both my experience and degree to work with clients all over Michigan, the U.S.A. and Canada. My favorite part of the design process is utilizing my knowledge and love of textiles to transform a space. But the end goal is to visually articulate a client’s space, by blending both practical needs with their dreams and inspirations.

Cassie Osborne

Cassie Osborne

Designer

Gretchen Madden

Gretchen Madden

Designer

I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design. Before joining UBU Home Furnishings I worked in commercial interior design for ten years, primarily designing offices. My favorite parts of the design process are both space planning and finish selection. I enjoy helping clients create personal, visually interesting and functional spaces through blending furniture styles, textures, and patterns. When I am not at UBU, I love reading, working on home projects, and spending time with my family.

Pat Lewis

Pat Lewis

Designer

Influences for great design can be found anywhere. In nature, artwork, music, a favorite book; any of these can be used to spark inspiration.

Having lived overseas and traveled all over the world my design reflects a creative and distinctive approach to your spaces. It’s my goal to enhance your quality of life by helping you to create beautiful and functional spaces. I partner with you to design spaces that help you to showcase your personal style and passions; spaces your family and friends will genuinely enjoy. With a BFA in interior design from Kendall College of Art & Design, my 20 years of design experience has included all sizes of projects from new home construction, remodeling, Parade of Homes showcases, vacation homes, kitchen and bath design and commercial projects from office spaces to restaurants.

I love the beauty of Michigan’s seasons. My favorite spot to enjoy them is on the shores of Lake Michigan with my family and 2 dogs.

Laura Prince

Laura Prince

Designer

I believe in the power of beautiful interiors to transform daily life. Using my training and experience as an interior designer and my knowledge of furniture and textiles, I am able to help my clients create inviting spaces that are functional and inspirational. The most successful designs are those that aren’t over-designed. With that in mind, I love a design aesthetic that is crisp, timeless, clean, and warm, sometimes mixed with a hint of edginess, always with a balanced mix of textures and finishes. My goal is to utilize a space with balance, choose furnishings with care, and create interiors that transform.