Art Van Furniture operates 30 stores in 29 cities throughout Michigan, and employs over 3500 associates. The National Home Furnishings Association named Art Van Elslander, chairman, the 1998 Retailer of the Year. The Michigan Retailer's Association named the company 2000 Retailer of the Year. In 2001, Van Elslander was inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame. In 2003 and 2004 Art Van Furniture was voted Michigan's Best Home Furnishings Store and Michigan's Best Contemporary Furnishings Store by Detroit News Readers.