About Us

Our History

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. La-Z-Boy Hot Tubs are offered through a network of specialty hot tub retailers throughout the United States and Canada. You can find one of our many La-Z-Boy Hot Tub retailers by clicking on “Find a Retailer” in the top menu of our web site. You can also find some of our Canadian flagship La-Z-Boy Hot Tub retailers at Hot Tub Town. If you need assistance with finding a La-Z-Boy Hot Tub retailer in the United States or Canada or if you have any questions about purchasing any of our of our high quality hot tub models please do not hesitate to call us at 727-279-6296 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm EST.