Lee Industries: Responsible Furniture Makers

When it comes to upholstered furniture made in America, Lee Industries in North Carolina is one of the best. It’s been family-owned and -operated for more than 45 years and employs more than 600 people who share a passion for creating quality furniture. Lee is committed to the good of its associates, vendors, community, environment and customers.


Lee is an industry leader in manufacturing environmentally-friendly products. Standard features include certified wood frames from sustainable forests, soy-based flame-retardant-free cushions and padding, recycled fiber filling and metal components, and low-VOC finishes. In addition, Lee has donated over 87,500 trees to American forests. Lee Industries has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition for their commitment to sustainability practices. Lee is the ONLY upholstery company to have achieved this high level of achievement. You can read more about this award here.


Lee’s associates have been with the company for an average of 15 years. That kind of loyalty speaks volumes about the company’s culture and the value it places on the people who work there. Lee recognizes that success depends on craftsmen who are caring, motivated, and highly-skilled. They take pride in their work and define quality as creating something that they themselves would want to own. 


Even with a global supply network, 98 percent of the components in Lee’s products are supplied domestically—more often than not from right there in North Carolina. That use of local suppliers translates to local employment, lower transportation costs, and fewer CO2 emissions.


Lee is very active in the community and supports a number of charities. Their college scholarship program donates to area students, and proceeds from an annual golf tournament helps the Boy Scouts and other organizations.


When developing its products, Lee listens to its customers and associates to ensure that the pieces they sell represent value. Success is based on offering products that people want to buy, and in providing outstanding customer service. Each piece is custom made, and well worth waiting for.

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