Company History

Since 1976, Konto Furniture & Sofa Land have been dedicated to offering a unique blend of imported and domestic value-added home furnishings that complement customers who value very personal, stylish and yet affordable home decor environments.  Between the two brands, they currently operate seven retail stores and a distribution centre across Alberta.  Konto Furniture & Sofa Land pride themselves on customer connections and being a strong contributor in their community.  From humble beginnings in 1976, the first store featured the simple, appealing designs of “all Scandinavian” imported products.
 
The story begins with Jorgen Gustavsson arriving in Canada in the early 1970s, meeting his future wife and lifelong partner, Debbie.  Shortly thereafter, Jorgen’s brother in law, Bengt Johannesson and his wife Anita came to visit and also decided to make Canada their new home.  In doing so, they brought with them a 20 foot container with all their possessions including furniture.  New friends would come to visit and would compliment the look of the furniture in their homes, that was brought with them from Sweden, and from there, an idea was sparked that would lead to 40 years of business success.  Jorgen and Bengt began to import furniture from Sweden, ran a small ad in a local paper, and then found a location from which to sell the pieces.  1976 marked the opening of the first store which was called the Nordic Centre, featuring goods imported from Sweden.
 
Jorgen and Bengt’s sons, Michael and Daniel have been involved in the business literally from the time they were old enough to hold a broom.  In 2005, after many years of “hands on” in every facet of the business, they assumed day-to-day control of the business.  
 
Today, collectively, Konto Furniture and Sofa Land have over 80 employees, and in excess of 150,000 square feet of retail space to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.  The business retail model can be simply described as  “no sales, no tricks, no gimmicks. Best price, everyday.” facilitating an environment where customers can shop with confidence.
 
The stores are known for many things, but certainly one of the main distinguishing points regarding Konto would be the wide selection of barstools – known to be “best at bar stools”.   Sofa Land’s motto is to be known as “everybody’s sofa shop” assuring shoppers they will find the piece that’s just right for their lifestyle.
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Between the two brands, we currently operate seven retail stores across Alberta and a distribution centre located in South edmonton.
Konto currently has 3 stores in Central / Northern Alberta; two in Edmonton and one in Camrose
Sofa Land Has 4 stores across the province; two in Edmonton, one in Camrose, and one just opened in Calgary.
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Konto Furniture

Visit our Konto Furniture Website for an overview of who and what we are. www.kontofurniture.ca
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Sofa Land

Visit our Sofa Land Website for an overview of who and what we are. www.sofaland.ca
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Store Locations

KONTO EDMONTON NORTH

Konto Furniture’s North Store is conveniently located on the busy St Albert Trail. The 20,000 square foot showroom proudly opened it doors in the spring of 2002. While serving all of Edmonton, there is a large contingent of customers from St Albert and the surrounding communities. The staff at this store are particularly energetic and excited to help their customers not just with their purchase of furniture but to play a part in creating the decor and environment the client is seeking. To this group of staff, furniture is much more than the sum of its parts, its a part of the family dynamic, and we are proud to offer our customers solutions from a wide array of Canadian made and imported lines.

KONTO North
Store Manager; Jorge Garcia
13030 St Albert Trail
Edmonton AB T5L 4Y6
Pnone: (780) 488-6494
Fax: 780-451-8437

SOFA LAND EDMONTON NORTH

Sofa Land on St Albert Trail is located a stone’s throw North of the Yellowhead Trail and right on St Albert Trail. The store is remarkably easy to get to and easy to find. And we have plenty of parking too!! We offer an enjoyable shopping experience with knowledgeable and friendly salespeople who can give you as much or as little attention as you require. Our customers come from all areas in Edmonton, as well as St Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, and from as far away as Fort McMurray, Calgary, and even the North West Territories. And they keep coming back for the exceptional value and service that we offer every time.

SOFA LAND North Side
Store Manager Jeremy Straka
13030 St. Albert Trail,
Edmonton AB T5L 4Y6
Phone: 780-488-9200
Fax: 780-453-2503

KONTO AND SOFA LAND CAMROSE

SOFA LAND AND KONTO / CAMROSE is dedicated to serving all communities between Edmonton and Saskatchewan, our Camrose location is the source for home furnishings and appliances in East central Alberta. This visually stunning store features 34,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space. Drawing clients from countless small communities in East central Alberta and Saskatchewan, this facility is truly an Alberta landmark. In Camrose, as with all of our locations, you can expect a truly remarkable level of small town service and personalized care.

Konto and Sofa Land Camrose
Store Manager Murray Jensen
4879-68th Street,
Camrose, Alberta, T4V 5C1
Phone: 780-672-6608
Fax: 780-672-6645

SOFA LAND CALGARY

Sofa land Calgary is our newest location. It is located in the heart of the Heritage shopping area, and was “soft” opened during November 2015, with an full Gand Opening Celebration in January 2016. The store serves Calgary and surrounding areas including into the Rockies and south to the Canada/USA border. Sofa Land Calgary has the largest home theatre display room in Calgary along with the selection of seating to go with it. We can do it all from stock programs to custom orders in a virtually endless range of fabrics, leathers and combinations. While not the largest Sofa Land store, it certainly has the feel of it with the open concept approach to displaying furniture.

SOFA LAND CALGARY
Store Manager Gary McDonald
7300 Railway Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 3A8
Phone: 403-640-9808
Fax: 403-640-2987

SOFA LAND SHERWOOD PARK

SOFA LAND SHERWOOD PARK
Sherwood Park
#100, 3000 Emerald Drive
Sherwood Park, Ab, T8H 0P5
Phone: (780) 449-3200
Store Manager Jeremiah Dorland

SOFA LAND SOUTH EDMONTON COMMON

SOFA LAND SOUTH EDMONTON COMMON
2037-98 Street,
Edmonton AB T6N 1K2
Phone: 780-434-6600
Fax: 780-438-6610
Store Manager Cyrus D'Souza

KONTO SOUTH EDMONTON COMMON

KONTO’S NEWEST LOCATION! Located in the heart of South Edmonton Common, right next door to our sister store SOFA LAND, the new Konto Furniture features 25,000 square feet of breathtakingly beautiful furniture displays. Also prominently featured is our brand new Mattress Gallery. This new showroom has been drawing crowds since opening in November 2018. Drop by and see us today.

Konto Furniture
2033-98 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1K2
Phone: 780-437-3031
Store Manager Mubashar Khan

WAREHOUSE LOCATIONS

HEAD OFFICE, WAREHOUSE and DISTRIBUTION

Located in south east Edmonton our new warehouse and distribution centre is the hub for everything at Nordic Holdings. The warehouse is currently at approximately 45,000 square feet, and has been designed and built to allow for expansion to an additional 30,000 square feet. The receiving and shipping portion of the building has 8 bays to accommodate the volume of products being received, and delivered to both our customers and showrooms. There is also a dedicated shipping door with direct access to the warehouse for our customers pick up convenience. In addition to the warehouse, the front of the building is dedicated to the needs of a busy head office. Complete with a suite of offices, boardroom, conference area, kitchen, and even exercise and shower facilities, the head office staff barely ever need to go home.
Centrally located in Calgary with easy access from Blackfoot or Glenmore, our Calgary warehouse and distribution centre offers our southern Alberta customers a convenient pick up alternative. The warehouse is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.
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Contact Information

President
Michael Gustavsson

2303-91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta T6X 1V8

Direct line (780) 437-1527,5025
FAX (780) 436-0840
michael@nordicholdings.ca
1-866-588-7632
Vice President
Daniel Johannesson

2303-91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta T6X 1V8

Direct line ((780) 437-1527,5026
FAX (780) 436-0840
daniel@nordicholdings.ca
1-866-588-7632
Marketing
Elliott Knowles

2303-91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta T6X 1V8

Direct Line (780)-437-1527-5010
Cell (780)-975-7675
elliottk@nordicholdings.ca
1-866-588-7632
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Made In Alberta

NORDIC HOLDINGS is proud of its Canadian heritage. We are even more proud to be an Alberta based and family run business. We recently published some very interesting videos, that provide an intimate and personal overview of the individual stores. They’re only one minute long, and well worth having a look at.