Martin Furniture was founded in 1980 by Gil Martin in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon. Martin started the company in his garage with $400, a Craftsman table saw, and the business knowledge he gained from working for defense contractor, General Dynamics. Today, Martin Furniture specializes in American-made and imported office and home entertainment furniture. In 2003, it teamed up with Kathy Ireland's design company Kathy Ireland Home, creating furniture solutions for families. Boasting solid growth in sales over the past 25 years, Martin Furniture's success can also be measured by the satisfaction of its customers. Its operation now includes, among other resources, a 250,000 square-foot facility in San Diego. In addition to the bookshelves found here, Martin has a vast collection of flooring, rugs, lighting, wall art, accessories, home office, and general home furniture for all budgets.