Who Is Fern Shary Designs?

Who say's that Siblings can't work together?  It's usually meant as a rhetorical question, but in real life it is often true in business.

But not in the case of Fern Shary Designs, where brother and sister have come together to start a company based on years of business experience in many different facets. Meet:

Joanne Wastal
President / Co-Owner


Jerry Filzen
Vice President / Co-Owner

The Brother & Sister team that are determined to provide their customers with a great product, and a pleasant and confident experience when purchasing our product.

Fern Shary Designs was conceived out of a passion to provide a superior constructed product at a great value.  Our desire is to be your first choice when it comes to your upholstery and case good needs. We also put an emphasis on making 'Custom Furniture' which is an area that is unsatisfied in the furniture manufacturing industry.  We actually really like making custom designs!!  Our motto is:  Just send us your picture and we will help you create your Dream!

The Staff at Fern Shary has over a total of 75 years of experience in the furniture industry.  We know how to make furniture, and our commitment is to your SUCCESS....  We are the company you have always been looking for, so give us a call and make your business part of our business.


Vice President / Co-Owner
Jerry Filzen

Jerry has been in the Furniture Industry for over 30 + years.  As a Marketing / Merchandising / Purchaser  in the Furniture Rental Industry for over 12 + years, to a Manufacturer's Representative, and a Direct Supplier of all types of furniture in his own business for 20 years. 
As Jerry states it...
I found myself in a unique position, in that I have extensive experience in both residential, office, and contract furniture.  So, I decided to use this unique position to be a "One Call Source"  for my customers.  Jerry has worked with some of the biggest names, such as USC University, Oakwood Properties, NDNU  University, Westar Management, and  Thomas Saffron Associates, to name a few.
Having built and supplied a variety of companies, I decided I wanted to take the process a step further, and  "Voila",  'Fern Shary Designs'  is created.
My sister Joanne and I had been knocking around ideas for quite some time now, and this one hit us both as a WINNER...

As Jerry states it...
Fern Shary  Designs is a compilation of a desire to build a superior product at a great value, and have fun along the way.


Director of Operations
Emma Jean Jackson, (Jean)

She's not new to this industry; Jean Jackson has over thirty years of service in the furniture industry. She's worked exclusively with Fair Line Furniture Mfg. and Charles Carol Designs both of Los Angeles. With Paul and June Martinez (at Fair Line), Jean started as office and customer service manager, She later served as a fabric buyer, collaborated on furniture designs and represented at annual furniture shows. At Charles Carol she continued to enjoy her work serving in similar positions, Per Jean, “the furniture industry continues to reinvent itself”.