Jim Pearl has been in the furniture industry for over 50 years. He has seen fashions come and go, but the one thing his experience has taught him is that if you give people honest value, quality products and personal service, you’ll make a customer for life. Pearl Mantels has many “customers for life”. Jim’s relentless pursuit of fine furniture quality, superior craftsmanship and value for the products that bear his name, has made Pearl Mantels a leader in mantel and furniture production. Jim Pearl still personally calls on his clients, evaluates their needs, and investigates industry and consumer trends — all to keep the company and products on the leading edge.
Jim Pearl wasn’t always a mantel manufacturer. A while ago, while watching an old movie, his attention was drawn to the fireplace mantel on the silver screen. He saw a beautiful piece of furniture wrapping the firebox. Pearl had been in the furniture business for years…yet his curiosity was piqued by this mantel that was clearly the focal point of the room. He started doing a little investigating of what mantels were like today by visiting new home sights. He noticed that a great deal of attention was given to the focal point of the outside of the house (the front door and windows), and the trim and moldings inside the house, but in most cases the fireplace mantel was a non-descript shelf. Jim realized that the mantel was not only the focal point of the room, but also the emotional core. It represents roots, heritage and tradition. Furniture is arranged around it, precious treasures are displayed on it, and it gives a sense of balance and stability to the entire room. Pearl saw a need and an opportunity — and in 1995, Pearl Mantels, Inc. was formed.
Jim Pearl turned the reigns over to Mike Baker in January of 2012. Together with their staff, they continue to create exclusively designed furniture quality mantels and other furniture products that capture the attention of homeowners for many years to come. What began originally as 2 mantel styles has grown to over 30 different products, and Pearl Mantels are now sold through hundreds of fireplace and hearth products distributors throughout the United States and Canada (see our U.S. or Canadian Dealer listing).
Our goal is to provide you with fine furniture quality mantels and surrounds at competitive prices. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please visit our Contact Us page.