The History of Grand Rapids Chair Company
Before Grand Rapids Chair Company was an industry-leading furniture manufacturer, it was Manufacturer’s Resource, an independent sales group. Formed in a garage in the early 1990s, founders Dave and Jill Miller had a vision of building a brand with longevity, stamina, and differentiation. A brand that wouldn’t just sell parts to larger manufacturers, but play a role in designing and manufacturing their own products. With that, the Millers changed the organization’s name to Grand Rapids Chair Company.
Fast forward 20 years and their vision is alive and well.
In 2011, Geoff Miller, Dave and Jill Miller’s son, assumed leadership and has since brought extensive restructuring to all facets of the organization resulting in a solid foundation for future growth. Today, Grand Rapids Chair Company’s mission is simple. Their products are made to order, manufactured in the US, and designed to nourish connection and creativity for spaces that bring people together.
Grand Rapids Chair Company is committed to crafting quality furniture, paying acute attention to design and manufacturability. The company stands by their products, offering one of the longest warranties in the industry and prides themselves on their customization capabilities. In 2014, Grand Rapids Chair Company began collaborating with independent industrial designers, developing proprietary, unique products that further differentiates the company within the marketplace.
What started as one family’s ambitious vision soon grew to a company with 150 employees, 147,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space, and a brand built to last. Grand Rapids Chair Company is located in Byron Center, Michigan.
What We Offer
While many restaurant chairs are built overseas, we choose to build our furniture in our US facility, using high-quality, locally-sourced materials. Building our products here gives us ultimate quality control, utilizing the best American engineering and manufacturing techniques available today. Along with an advanced factory, we also employ master-craftsman to build products like solid wood tables and steel chairs.
Nothing says reassurance quite like the longest available warranty in the industry. All of our products are tested to meet or exceed BIFMA standards. Our indoor tables, mixed material chairs, and steel chairs offer a standard 10-year warranty; our wood chairs offer 5 year structural warranty; and our outdoor chairs and tables offer a standard 3-year structural warranty. You have lots of choices, and we want you to feel confident you can choose us.
You say tomato. We say why not? The sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing our chairs. Match a metal or wood finish to any color you choose. Add your own upholstery. We’re known for the quality and ease of our custom orders, and our convenient US facility means even one-of-a-kind orders can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively.