Since its inception in 1969, LEE Industries has been a leader in crafting high-quality, eco-friendly home furnishings. The company's mission has always been to create innovatively styled pieces while adhering to a set of values that prioritize their customers, community, and the environment.
From Humble Beginnings to Innovation
Founded in 1969 in Newton, North Carolina, the company started with a 7500 square feet factory and ten employees who created wood-framed upholstery pieces. Three years later, an Executive Vice President joined the team and helped propel the company to a new level.
Since then it has expanded to four manufacturing plants and become an innovator in environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their use of soy-based cushions, sustainable materials, and recycling almost all of their waste materials.
A Product Line That Continues to Grow
As the company and family grew, they expanded their product line to include leather, machine washable slipcovers, exclusive designer collections, outdoor furniture, and a natural product line. Their focus on innovation has earned them a reputation for creating stylish pieces that are both high-quality and eco-friendly.
Their team prioritizes community involvement, as evidenced by their campaign launched in 2014 that encourages communities to shop at local retailers and showcases artisans and small shop owners within the same community. That same year, the company celebrated the revitalization of downtown Conover, North Carolina, by repurposing an abandoned furniture facility to create new corporate offices and manufacturing space in the heart of the town.
Moving Forward with Quality and Craftsmanship
As the company approaches its 50th anniversary, it remains focused on the people, products, and practices that have made them successful. Their commitment to customer satisfaction and loyalty is evident in their attention to quality and craftsmanship.
This furniture manufacturer has been crafting high-quality, eco-friendly home furnishings for over 50 years. The company's commitment to sustainability and community involvement makes them a leader in the furniture industry. With their focus on quality and innovation, they are poised to continue thriving for many years to come.