The late George Mosher moved to Milwaukee in 1965 to become president of Business and Institutional Furniture, a company that specialized in selling furniture by catalog to churches and schools. In 1975 Mr. Mosher and his wife Julie started National Business Furniture, which focused on selling furniture to businesses via catalog. The company made acquisitions of related companies including Business and Institutional Furniture.
After the dot com boom faded, NBF bought Office Furniture.com and Furniture Online. Sales for NBF and the other companies combined grew to $125 million dollars. National Business Furniture was profitable from its first year and never had a losing year. In January 2006, National Business Furniture was purchased by K&K America.
Mr. Mosher then focused on making venture investments and made more than 150 angel-type investments. He was a director of BizStarts Milwaukee, the Chamber Theatre, Downtown Milwaukee Rotary and the UWM Library. He was a graduate of Harvard and the Harvard Business School.
George Mosher passed away January 31, 2019, at the age of 79. He was an active angel investor and philanthropist, and enjoyed offering his time and talent to mentoring the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. George will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on. He passed away peacefully after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.