We make all of our Restaurant
Furniture in Chicago, Illinois. Richardson Seating manufactures almost everything onsite with our wood shop, metal shop, sewing and upholstery shop. We have a 75,000 square foot factory in Chicago where we make all of our restaurant furniture. Our specialty is bar stools but we also have several styles of restaurant chairs and we make chairs that complement our bar stools. All of our furniture is geared towards commercial establishments like bars, hotels, restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, and public spaces. Although our furniture is strong enough for a restaurant, that doesn't mean you can't use it in your home. You can find our products on websites like Wayfair, Amazon and Target. The mass retailers carry our quick ship line of products. If you are looking for our more decoratively upholstered items, it would be best to give us a call or send us an email if its after hours. There are several furniture manufacturers in the Chicago area. Chicago is a great place to manufacture furniture because we have so many suppliers that are within 150 miles. We are close to Rockford, Madison, and Milwaukee. We aren't too far from St Louis. Chicago is located in the middle of the country so it is an ideal location for shipping. We can get affordable trucking rates and UPS rates to both New York and Seattle. We are also off Lake Michigan so if you need to import, you can get containers here. It is much more expensive that landing a container in LA but its not as bad as trying to get a container to the Colorado. In addition to being well located for our materials, we are also well located for finding talented sewers, upholsterers, wood workers, and welders. Many of our employees have been with us for more than 20 years. Chicago is not a transit city. People put roots down here because it is easy to live here. That allows us to maintain the same staff for a long time. Chicago is known for its amazing food. It is also known for its furniture manufacturing. You would be surprised how many other companies make or import furniture that aren't too far away from our factory. Many of our vendors have their own trucks to do local deliveries. It allows us to get our items with very reasonable or free freight. We are able to pass the savings on to our customers. Being physically close to our vendor's factories has saved us thousands of dollars in freight over the many years we have been in Chicago.