Satisfying The Requirements of Those Who Design & Use The World's Most Enjoyable
Commercial Outdoor Spaces Since 1954
Tropitone's goal is to provide our customers what they want, when they want it – the first time, every time. We may never fully achieve that goal. But we will never stop trying.
Back in the early 1950's, post-war families in the USA were establishing households and becoming mobile. Cities were once again vibrant and enjoyable. Suburban communities were being created with clusters of new homes and apartments that included lawns, gardens, patios and pools. Roads were built to connect the suburbs to the cities. Eventually, 46,000 miles of the US Interstate Highway System would connect an entire continent with convenient and economical travel by car and truck. The success of the post-war economy was creating the need for faster air travel. Vacation and leisure time were becoming an expected part of everyday life. Hotels, motels, clubs and vacation resorts were built to take advantage of the explosion in travel and leisure. All of these homes, apartments, hotels, motels, clubs and resorts needed outdoor furniture for the lawn, garden, patio and pool. The Tropitone Furniture Company and the Tropitone® brand were born in 1954 when Mr. Burt M. Baker bought the Sarasota Redwood Furniture Company and switched from redwood to aluminum for the frames of his outdoor patio furniture. The Tropitone Furniture Company was originally established to serve the commercial market for outdoor patio furniture that included hotels, motels, clubs and resorts. Tropitone® brand outdoor patio furniture could soon be found around the lawns, gardens, patios and pools of commercial properties around the country. Tropitone eventually decided to fill consumer demand by offering commercial-performance outdoor patio furniture at retail. The Tropitone® brand of outdoor patio furniture changed the performance standards of an entire industry by applying the rigorous product and service requirements of the highly - demanding commercial outdoor furniture market to the residential market.
Providing Customers What They Want, When They Want It
Today, Tropitone has full-service manufacturing and distribution operations in Sarasota, FL and Irvine, CA, providing Tropitone the ability to quickly respond to ever-changing marketplace conditions for outdoor patio furniture by being close to North American customers. Tropitone Furniture Company's bi-coastal presence provides the Tropitone® brand with the unique ability to specialize in two key service requirements of commercial customers: 1) short order-to-ship cycle time; and 2) customized outdoor patio furniture manufactured and shipped within that short cycle time. This capability allows commercial customers to get exactly what they want, when they want it.
The Tropitone Furniture Company has created the Tropitone® MODA™ brand as a complement to the Tropitone® brand. Tropitone® MODA™ provides distinctive fashion solutions for extraordinary spaces. Tropitone® MODA™ is the gracious, elegant, stylish companion to the fun-loving and approachable performance of Tropitone®.
The Tropitone Furniture Company has broad and deep portfolios of commercial products specifically designed for lawn, garden, poolside, dining, public spaces, VIP spaces and balconies. All are designed with the same standard of performance excellence. And the purchase and ownership experience of those who design and use commercial outdoor spaces is guided by the same standards of excellence.
Commercial customers include hospitality, resorts, clubs, multifamily housing, restaurants, bars and cruise ships. Most commercial customers buy directly from Tropitone through professional commercial sales representatives, although some choose to buy from distribution partners authorized by Tropitone. These commercial distributions partners specialize in servicing the commercial marketplace.
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Tropitone Furniture Company has satisfied the product and service requirements of those that design and use the World’s most enjoyable commercial outdoor spaces since 1954. We will continue satisfying the requirements for commercial outdoor patio furniture for many years to come.