About Grand Rapids Chair

Elevating design through creativity and connection 

Employees collaborating at Andy table with Sigsbee chairs.

Genuine human connection. A creative spark. That feeling you get when your soul has been nourished. You might experience these things when you’re with someone you care about. That’s precisely how we want you to feel in every interaction with Grand Rapids Chair Company.

Our family-owned company has offered high-quality, design-forward seating and tables that infuse spaces with joy for over thirty years. We make furniture that empowers our design partners to create spaces where people feel welcome and connected. From trendy new restaurants and welcoming hospitality spaces to campus gathering spaces and today’s open offices, Grand Rapids Chair provides solutions that elevate the shared human experience.

Trio of Sherman Chairs in restaurant.

Accessible Products
We’re focused on affordability and versatility, so you have an array of options to outfit spaces where people gather.

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Michigan-Made
Manufacturing happens right here in our Midwest factory, guaranteeing fast lead times and friendly service.

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Crafted for Longevity
We engineer quality into every aspect of our products and ensure commercial-grade performance through BIFMA standards and our industry-leading warranty.

Growing Our Business from Deep West Michigan Roots

The story of Grand Rapid Chair began in 1991 when owners Dave and Jill Miller started Manufacturer’s Resource as a contract furniture sales company. By the end of the decade, the Miller’s son, Geoff, had joined the family business, and together, they evolved the company. With a shift from selling other manufacturers’ furniture to crafting seating and tables of their own, the family changed the name to Grand Rapids Chair Company. In 2012, Geoff took over leadership of the business and today Grand Rapids Chair is a driving force in the commercial furniture industry with a large, diverse customer base and nearly 150 employees.

GRC employee in manufacturing plant.
We craft high-quality furniture for a variety of industries in our 147,000-square-foot vertically integrated facility in Byron Center.

We keep manufacturing local, so you can expect faster lead times and quality that comes from American engineering and manufacturing expertise.

Our master craftspeople design and build tables and chairs using locally sourced materials, including solid hardwoods, steel, aluminum, and high-performance textiles. Keeping manufacturing in West Michigan ensures affordable price points and industry-leading delivery schedules.

While we’re passionate about our Michigan manufacturing operations, we seek insight and inspiration from independent industrial designers. With their design expertise, we craft products that add delight and complement any space.

Our product portfolio includes customizable seating and tables that spark joy in people and places. With an extensive palette of over 150 powder coat colors for metal furniture and virtually limitless fabric choices, we give you the creative freedom to design spaces that feel personal and look beautiful.

Harper Partially Upholstered Lounge Chairs.

Enhancing the Customer Experience

Our commitment to Michigan-made manufacturing ensures fast lead times and durable, commercial-grade products. But we’re also deeply focused on serving our customers with frictionless dependability. Working with us is about more than product specification—it’s also about an exceptional customer experience.

One of the best warranties in the industry reflects our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. We test our products to meet or exceed BIFMA standards. And we make it easy for you to customize your furniture with any metal, wood, or fabric you choose. That’s another benefit of keeping manufacturing local. We can keep your one-of-a-kind orders affordable and deliver them quickly.

Restaurant with Sadie II Chairs and Ferdinand Stools.

Nourish
We leverage our roots in the restaurant industry - creative spaces that bring people together.

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Connect
We believe in the power of authentic relationships and help create places where people feel welcome.

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Create
You have the vision. We empower your creative expression through joyful design and a wide range of materiality choices to fit any palette.

Family Mindset

As a family-run company, we understand that the social connections and networks people build help strengthen and build the company. We’ve worked hard to create a culture that promotes togetherness, too. This people-first philosophy also extends to our community.

Our company is closely connected to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We even named one of our chairs after Brooke Miller, a family member with Type 1 Diabetes, and donated a portion of the profits to the organization. We love celebrating our team and their families and regularly name chairs after them!

Brooke sitting in the Brooke Chair

Brooke
A portion of the profits from each Brooke Chair is donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Rita sitting in Rita Lounge Chair.

Rita
Meet Rita, the inspiration behind the Rita Lounge! Rita is an incredibly talented sewer and long-standing employee in our upholstery department.

CEO Geoff Miller

Geoff Miller
In 2012, Geoff took over leadership of the business, growing the size and diversity of the customer base and expanding to nearly 150 employees.