Homecrest Outdoor Living began in 1953 as the offspring of a retail furniture shop in Wadena, Minnesota where the original goal set out by founders Mert Bottemiller and Al Engelemann was to build a better ottoman for their vendors to supply. It was not long after that that the two expanded into creating indoor/outdoor patio furniture and in 1956 Bottemiller patented the original swivel rocker mechanism, which is still heavily utilized throughout Homecrest's now expansive catalog. Feeling a close connection to the North American consumer, Homecrest has remained fiercely dedicated to domestic manufacturing for over 60 years and has focused their efforts on the development of affordable luxury outdoor furniture that ranks high in both quality craftsmanship and comfort. Homecrest believes strongly in American made/made by Americans and is proud of their 130 employees who come from that very small rural community in Central Minnesota in which the company began, and while in the late 1990's competition from lower priced import products stirred up by the lifestyle of the Baby Boomer generation saw struggles and challenges for Homecrest, the company did not waver in their efforts to keep up with consumer demands.
In the early 2000's Homecrest briefly attempted to outsource some of their product lines but the sacrifice of quality was a huge concern for the company and this "experiment" in off shoring was quickly abandoned. As a result of needing to be increasingly more competitive with cheaper overseas products, Homecrest upped its game and redefined its brand with new leaders and manufacturing strategies that focused on trend-driven design. Today, the company boasts nearly 30 American made collections that cater to the sophisticated consumer and feature timeless frame designs, beautiful fabrics, and a variety of frame finish color options that see a seamless flow between interior and exterior spaces.
Offering a variety of tables, chairs, sofas, chaises, loveseats, and ottomans as well as their signature Comfort Recliner and original Swivel Rocker, Homecrest is sure to have a look for any style of patio living area In addition to its selection of residential furniture, the company also caters to the hospitality industry with many of its collections featured across the nation at vacation resorts.