Our Mission

Our mission is clear: to lead with integrity, work tirelessly, provide excellent service to our customers whom we love, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

We understand that success is not measured solely by profit but by the positive impact we have on the lives of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve. Service and connection are the key to a life of happiness.

40 Years Strong

Since opening in 1979, Wall Beds of Oregon has grown into the second largest SICO wall bed dealer in the nation — all while remaining a family-owned and operated business. We think that keeping our business local and family-run allows us to perfect the collaborative, custom approach so integral to our success.

With over 10,000 wallbeds installed in the Portland Metropolitan area, we have the experience, resources, and quality installation team to get the job done right – on time and on budget!

Our Relationship with Closet Factory

Over the past three decades, we’ve seen how important it is to collaborate. To that end: our partnership with Closet Factory, a locally-owned and operated home organization company, provides incredible resources and expertise for organizing all areas of your home. Need to get organized fast? Visit our extensive showroom — which includes the Closet Factory — to see our quality products or contact us now for a free in-home design consultation.

Visit our extensive Closet Factory website to get additional space-saving ideas for your home.

About the Owners

Dr. Chris McIlmoil, known to his friends and colleagues as “Dr. Chris,” is a highly dedicated and compassionate veterinarian who has devoted his life to the well-being of animals. Starting out his career he practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery in LaGrande, Oregon for nearly 5 years. He and his family moved to the Portland area in 2008 to pursue more time with his family which was found with his practicing small animal medicine and surgery. In 2020 Chris and his wife Karen sold their veterinary practices and looked for another opportunity to work and make a difference in their community. Wall Beds of Oregon Closet Factory was just the thing.

Chris and Karen met while they were both attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They married in 2000 and have 5 children. They live on a small farm and raise cattle and chickens, have 2 horses and a dog. Prior to obtaining his DVM, Chris worked in many different fields including plumbing, framing, kitchen cabinets and factory work. With such a diverse background, Chris understands the working way of life and uses this everyday at Wall Beds of Oregon and Closet Factory.
Karen was on the pre-med track when she met Chris. She was accepted to NCNM, the naturopathic medical school in Portland (currently NUNM) but declined her position to start an adventure with her soon to be husband Chris who would be attending veterinary medical school in a different state. She instead became a certified nutritionist and has since helped countless individuals to solve their health and weight issues.

The work the McIlmoils have done of caring for and educating patients and owners to make informed choices about their health or the health of their pets has crossed over beautifully to serving their Wall Beds of Oregon and Closet Factory customers.

The McIlmoil family enjoys exploring the great outdoors, growing a big garden, and spending quality time with their kids and dog “Rogue”. Their commitment to the welfare of animals and their local community extends beyond their professional life and is deeply ingrained in their personal values.

Murphy Bed History

The Murphy bed has a colorful history that we think you’ll find impressive — and funny!

Inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1856-1957) was living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco at the turn of the century and, as it so happens, courting a young opera singer. However, social mores of the time dictated that a lady was not to enter a gentleman’s bedroom, which meant Murphy’s small abode was forbidden territory for the lovebirds.

The story might have ended there were it not for the persistence of one lovesick — and ingenious — young man. According to lore, Murphy devised a system that hid his bed in the closet, which turned his bedroom into a parlor, thereby skirting the moral code of the time and allowing his sweetheart to enter, reputation intact. And thus the Murphy bed was born.
Murphy would go on to marry the opera singer and patent his “Murphy In-A-Dor Bed.” However, he never trademarked “Murphy bed,” and in 1989, the courts determined that the phrase was “no longer entitled to trademark protection because the public had come to see it as a generic term.” The wall bed system has since diversified and grown to include many different models, but the story of the original Murphy bed endures. Nothing like love to summon one’s resourcefulness!

Ready to explore your options?

An expert designer will provide you with a free consultation either in the comfort of your home or through a virtual session. This consultation, spanning approximately one hour, will be dedicated to understanding your vision and identifying the most suitable solutions for your storage requirements.

Once we have a comprehensive grasp of your needs, we will present an extensive selection of product choices, showcase our past projects through photographs, and provide you with samples of the materials, hardware, and finishes at our disposal.