One of our favorite and more popular furniture manufacturers is OW Lee. Great products, excellent service, and Made in the USA. We even have their furniture in our own backyards! Here is the story of a TRUE American Family Business and why their furniture graces so many homes across the United States and beyond….
Made For Generations
Truly an American family tradition, OW Lee Company was established in Pasadena, California, by Oddist
W. Lee in 1947 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.
Oddist’s son, Bob, joined his father after high school and continued in the business after Oddist retired.
Throughout the 1970’s, 80’s, and early 90’s, Bob Lee and his wife, Beverly, established OW Lee Company as
a well-known and reputable manufacturer in the ever-growing outdoor furniture industry. In 2008 Bob and
Beverly received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association in
recognition of their exemplary contributions to the casual furniture industry and to their communities.
The third and fourth generation of the Lee family maintains Oddist’s commitment to quality more than 60
years later. Bob’s daughter Terri and son-in-law Chris are continuing to build OW Lee into the premier
name in casual furnishings. The OW Lee name stands for quality, and as a family-owned business, they
have pledged to continue the tradition started in 1947.
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