Joe started work at Gabriel Furniture, in a sales position in 1974. Mr. Gabriel taught Joe all aspects of operating the retail furniture business during which time he began his own furniture repair business. Ultimately, Joe and Ruby decided to purchase the store from Mr. Gabriel in 1988 upon his retirement.
Although owning a 30,000 square foot retail furniture store occupies a great majority of his time, Joe does find time to enjoy his second passion — golf! He also loves to travel and spend time in Siesta Key, Florida, and enjoys spending time with Ruby and their daughter Millaine, as well as extended family.
As Gabriel Furniture’s recognizable spokesperson, Ruby enjoys being an integral part of the Gabriel story. Her responsibilities include keeping tabs on Joe, assisting with customers, furniture buying, as well as overseeing the store’s marketing program and television productions.
In her free time, Ruby loves to spend time with Joe and their daughter Millaine and her husband Greg, traveling and spending time in Florida as well as with family and friends in Wisconsin’s northwoods at Church Camp at Moon Beach. She also enjoys golfing, shopping, and reading.