Sauder® Manufacturing Company began producing wood church furniture in 1934. At the time, Erie Sauder responded to a local church’s request to replace pews due to fire damage. Sauder® Manufacturing Co. began full-time production of church furniture in 1945. Eventually the company became Sauder Worship Seating®.
We continue to stay at the forefront of changing worship environment trends, offering a variety of flexible seating including chairs and platform furniture in addition to auditorium seating, and radial and straight pews.
The skilled craftsmen of Sauder Worship Seating continue to marry modern technology with unmatched creativity, bringing exceptional quality and value to our customers.
While much has changed since our beginning as a small furniture supplier for a local church – a big part of our growth can be attributed to what hasn’t changed – a strong commitment to our core values and a consistent desire to serve our customers.
In 1934, a local congregation in Northwest Ohio hired Erie Sauder to rebuild all the woodwork in their recently burned church – including the pews and platform furniture.