Grand Rapids Chair Co Named One of the “Best and Brightest Companies To Work For” in West Michigan

Learn how culture, communication, and customer first mentality helped GRC earn recognition.

By GR Chair

Grand Rapids chair employee welding chair.

Best and Brightest has recognized Grand Rapids Chair Company as one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®,” for the first time in the manufacturer’s history. Companies recognized on this list are evaluated by an independent research firm through surveys, and represent achievement in 13 categories.

“We’re elated to be recognized as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest. Over the past 20 years, we’ve worked hard to create a culture and a company that fosters transparent communication and provides quality, design-forward products for our customers. I’m grateful to each and every employee that has been with this company throughout our history, it’s their hard work and dedication that got us this award.” said Geoff Miller, president of Grand Rapids Chair Company.

"At Grand Rapids Chair Co, I have the opportunity to advance and experience different challenges daily. The people I get to work with are some of the best of my career and I have the ability to impact real, positive changes to our processes and products here. "

Grand Rapids Chair employee cutting wood.

"No matter how stressful the day – there is always a smile, pat on the back, or laughter to brighten the day and lift spirits. The people here always look for a bright side. Core values are seen everywhere and that is why I stay at Grand Rapids Chair."

Grand Rapids Chair Upholstery tech.

Grand Rapids Chair Company is a Michigan-based manufacturer known for creating modern, functional furniture for restaurants and hospitality settings throughout North America. For over 20 years, Grand Rapids Chair Company has designed and manufactured products for the world’s leading companies, including Chipotle, McDonald’s, and Marriott with a simple goal of enhancing the dining experience through design and comfort. The company leverages a complex network of global designers and partners to enrich its portfolio and provide customers with more personalization options and shorter lead times.

Best and Brightest is a national program that celebrates companies that are making better businesses, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole. Their rankings are published annually. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance. Interested in working at Grand Rapids Chair Co? Check out our careers page to see what's available.