Weathercraft® began in spring 1988 as a very small part time business making in a woodworking shop located in Cape Hatteras, NC., with the help of the founders dad. In 1989 the founder Bill Palmer opened a small 2400 sq. ft. woodworking shop, still as a part time business, where he resided in Asheboro, North Carolina.
By the following year word was out. The demand for these quality handcraftedchairs was growing, and with only three part time employees helping to meet order fulfillment. Adirondack rockers, double seater (Tête-à-têtes), and accent pieces like side tables and footrests had also been brought into the line up.
In 1999, Weathercraft® moved into a 7200 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. We then designed and introduced swings and introduced Adirondack furniture in two color finishes, white and forest green. By 2001, we quickly learned that adding additional colors with a little pop and pizzazz was a big boost for business. We decided Adirondack chair cushions would add a little extra comfort to an already comfortable chair. Accepting only the best in outdoor fabrics, with the ability to purchase direct, we chose Sunbrella®. We later added another exceptional outdoor fabric, Sunfield.
In 2003 we moved into and now own our current manufacturing facility of nearly 9000 sq. feet., having previously been occupied by a nationally known upholstery furniture manufacturer. We also own the adjacent 9700 sq. ft. building on the same premises to accomodate future expansion.
Every Weathercraft employee is trained for their specific task. Quality control requires they provide only the highest quality. It is the owner’s #1 rule, with no exceptions. When we say “Proudly Made in the USA,” our pride is reflected in our products.