Made in America
We are proud to offer high quality outdoor furniture from several American made manufacturers. We love working with them; from visiting the factories to weekly phone calls about orders, these 5 american made companies consistently raise the bar and win our loyalty and respect.
Lloyd Flanders: timeless wicker
In 1906, Marshall B. Lloyd opened the Lloyd Manufacturing Company in Menominee, Michigan, where he developed a timeless and unique process for creating fine woven furniture. They proudly continue crafting this heirloom furniture today, in the same facility where it all began.
Dudley Flanders says it best in this video; click here to watch.
Lloyd Flanders' YouTube Channel
Homecrest: American Modern
Homecrest began as an offspring of a retail furniture shop in Wadena, Minn. in 1953, when founders Mert Bottemiller and Al Engelmann set out to build a better hassock (now more commonly known as an ottoman) than their vendors could supply. They soon expanded their business into manufacturing with a growing line of indoor and outdoor patio furniture.
Bottemiller's swivel rocker mechanism, patented in 1956, was at the foundation of the Homecrest outdoor patio furniture line, which took off in the 1960s as Americans increasingly enjoyed backyard dining, entertaining and recreation. The popularity of Homecrest products soared and distribution extended nationwide, and the rest is history! Check out this video to learn more about thier meticulous manufacturing process: click here. homecrest.com Homecrest's YouTube Channel
OW Lee: California Craftsmanship
For over 65 years, O.W. Lee has been dedicated to the design & production of fine, handcrafted casual furniture. From their 157,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Ontario, California, artisans combine centuries-old techniques with state-of-the-art equipment to produce beautiful casual furniture. The company began in 1947 when Oddist W. Lee was doing work as a wrought-iron gate manufacturer for the luxurious estates of Southern California. Due to increased requests from local patio furniture store owners, Oddist began to design and sell high-end patio furniture directly. In 1954, he incorporated under the name OW Lee Company. Check out this short video for the complete story and manufacturing process.54, owlee.com OW Lee's YouTube Channel
Windward Design Group: Our Friends in Florida
In 1991, President and owner David-Peace re-strapped vinyl furniture for hotels and condominiums on the west coast of Florida out of his backyard. He soon expanded into a 12' x 24' storage unit and filled increasing volume of orders with a hand bender, chop saw, drill press and welder. He was the company's only employee. Fast forward to 2002; Windward design group was manufacturing 18 different collections of furniture, and in 2006 they launched a replacement division. In 2012 they added wicker and the Marine-Grade Polymer we are so fond of today. David Peace is still the President and three of his five children work by his side. They take pride in manufacturing high quality products and employing hundreds of craftsmen in their large Sarasota, FL production facility. windwarddesigngroup.com
Sunbrella: Performance Fabric for Life
Sunbrella is founded on the belief that fabrics should be both beautiful and functional. They began in the 1960s with the challenge of creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than cotton. Sunbrella has become widely adopted for shade structures, marine canvas and upholstery fabric for both outdoor and indoor applications. sunbrella.com Sunbrella's YouTube Channel