Our history is long and storied. Here’s a quick synopsis: In 1969, Bill and Dottie Coley set out to manufacture quality American-made furniture that they would use in their home. So they opened a 7500 square foot factory, hired 10 people and accomplished exactly what they set out to do — and so very much more. In 1972, Chic Robinson joined the team as Executive Vice President in charge of financial, production, and administrative functions and helped propel Lee to a new level. For over 40 years, Lee Industries has had a mission to create innovatively styled, high-quality home furnishings. A family-owned and operated company, we are committed to the good of our customers, our associates, our vendors, our community and our environment. Through dilligence, foresight and perseverance, we have become a leader in upholstery manufacturing with outstanding products, superb customer service and cutting edge technology. Thanks to the craftsmanship and team spirit that is the hallmark of Lee’s success, every masterpiece is built with pride in the USA.
The Value of Choosing Lee
Our love of furniture is contagious and that is why we can’t resist creating infinite possibilities of sofas, chairs, ottomans, and more! We let you choose the frame, size, finish, cushion, fabric, skirt, welt, pillows, nailhead, and anything else that can be customized. Your one-of-a-kind Lee piece is handcrafted in Newton, NC by our team of craftsmen that are experts in their field and take pride in their workmanship. Add this to top quality, uncompromised materials, and you have a product that goes beyond a piece of furniture; it becomes a piece of art – art that can handle slumber parties and long afternoon naps!
Lee’s Sustainability Initiatives
Sustainability for Lee means making resplonsible decisions today that will have a positive impact in the future. Lee is committed to manufacture earth-friendly products, using sustainable processes by people who care about the environment. We will continue to improve our practices to insure that our valuable natural resources are handled responsibly. Lee has a long history of eco-friendly manufacturing. As technology allows, we continue to integrate the most effective products into our line. At this time, all Lee upholstery contains certified sustainable frames, soy-based cushions, recycled metals, recycled fibers, and low VOC finishes. Lee is a partner with American Forests, Helping to plant trees for their Global Releaf Projects. This helps reduce the amount of Co2 that is in the air. Lee is a Silver Exemplary Member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. This organization is the leader in promoting sustainable practices amoung furniture manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Lee holds both FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certificates which lets us know the chain of chain of custody for all frames we use in our furniture. We have taken steps to reduce our overall environmental impact within our company and with our associates. We have challenged our associates to be better stewards of the earth and have developed a personal environmental contributions program. This gives associates an opportunity to share their conservation habits with others. Lee also requests that all vendors submit their own code of conduct that complements Lee’s commitment to a better future.