About O.W. Lee
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For over 65 years, O.W. Lee has been dedicated to the design & production of fine, handcrafted casual furniture. From their 157,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Ontario, California, artisans combine centuries-old techniques with state-of-the-art equipment to produce beautiful casual furniture.
Truly an American family tradition, OW Lee Company was established in Pasadena, California, by Oddist W. Lee in 1947 as a wrought-iron gate manufacturer for the luxurious estates of Southern California. Due to increased requests from local patio furniture store owners, Oddist began to design and sell high-end patio furniture directly. In 1954, he incorporated under the name OW Lee Company.
Oddist’s son, Bob, joined his father after high school and continued in the business after Oddist retired. Throughout the 1970’s, 80’s, and early 90’s, Bob Lee and his wife, Beverly, established OW Lee Company as a well-known and reputable manufacturer in the ever-growing casual furniture industry. In 2008 Bob and Beverly received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association in recognition of their exemplary contributions to the casual-furniture industry and to their communities.
The third generation of the Lee family maintains Oddist’s commitment to quality more than 65 years later. Bob’s son Brian, daughter Terri, and son-in-law Chris are continuing to build OW Lee into the premier name in casual furnishings. The OW Lee name stands for quality, and as a family-owned business, they have pledged to continue the tradition started in 1947.
OW Lee furniture is available only from authorized dealers throughout North America and Europe. Through three generations, OW Lee has maintained its commitment to quality, and it will continue to produce the finest handcrafted casual furniture available. OW Lee, an American family tradition since 1947.
O.W. Lee has been dedicated to the design & production of fine, handcrafted casual furniture. From their 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Ontario, California.
OW Lee Company uses only the highest-quality materials in the production of their furniture. Carbon steel, galvanized steel, and 6061 alloy aluminum are meticulously chosen for superior strength as well as rust and corrosion resistance.
Materials are individually measured and precision-cut to ensure a smooth and accurate fit. Steel and aluminum pieces are bent into exact shapes and then hand-forged with a hammer and anvil, a process unchanged since blacksmiths in the Middle Ages.
A full circumference weld is applied wherever metal components intersect. This eliminates the possibility of moisture entering the interior of tubing or in a crevice, a process that guards against rust and corrosion. All welds are then ground and sanded to create a seamless transition from one component to another.