Blumkin Remembered for Customer Service
Omaha, NE - The Nebraska Furniture Mart has lost a member of the family.
Mrs. B's only son, Louie Blumkin died Tuesday night. He was 93-years-old.
Blumkin ran the family business since 1945, practicing his mother's philosophy, "sell cheap and tell the truth".
Blumkin is remembered as a man who greeted customers by their first names and made deals with a handshake.
He is a member of the Tech High School Hall of Fame, Class of 1938. He holds an honorary Doctorate Degree from Creighton University and is a member of the Furniture Hall of Fame.
The Blumkin family sold the Nebraska Furniture Mart to Warren Buffett in 1983. The Mart hosts an annual bar-be-que for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at the annual meeting every spring.
The family has designated two organizations for memorials; The Rose Theater and the University of Nebraska Foundation Neuroscience Alliance.