La-Z-Boy was founded in 1927 by two cousins, Edward Knabusch & Edwin Shoemaker. The company was, and still is, based in Monroe, Michigan. With completion in the spring of 1928, the first La-Z-Boy wooden patio chair had a swinging link that simultaneously pushed the seat forward and also tilted back. The first prototype was made from orange crates. A suggestion to upholster the design brought the recliner permanently into American homes and the cousins named their creation La-Z-Boy.
Today, La-Z-Boy is the world’s leading manufacturer of reclining chairs and one of the largest producers of upholstered sofas, loveseats, chairs and ottomans, marketed both through a large, proprietary distribution network and through independent retail stores. La-Z-Boy believes every company has an obligation to conduct business responsibly, ethically and to be a welcome member of the community. That is why charitable giving, environmentally responsible manufacturing and investing in local communities all play an integral part of the La-Z-Boy business plan.
La-Z-Boy Inc. entered into a partnership with Hydropool Inc. to manufacture La-Z-Boy Hot Tubs in 2009 and offers three exciting collections of luxury portable residential hot tubs. Through a special brand licensing agreement, Hydropool, manufactures, sells and markets hot tub products under the La-Z-Boy brand name. The La-Z-Boy Hot Tubs program includes a total of 9 models with the Signature Collection featuring four high quality mid-priced models and the Premier Collection offering three cutting edge hot tub designs. The entry level Classic Collection includes 2 models with great starter features and a compelling price point.