Flip on any HGTV Home Makeover episode or open any home improvement magazine and you’ll see foreign appliances and materials everywhere you look. Italian granite countertops, cherry hardwood flooring from Brazil, and the list goes on and on. While these are no doubt great products, we thought we’d share with you a few American made luxury home improvement products for those interested.
In honor of Independence Day, let’s take a peak at five American companies who produce luxurious products for home improvements.
Ann Sacks – Tile
Visit the Ann Sacks factory in Portland, Oregon and see the craftsmen hard at work, designing ceramic tile by hand! The MADE by Ann Sacks collection is a 30-year old staple in the companies line of luxury tiles. Not to mention, the company is a pioneer of environmental conservation through their efforts of recycling excess raw clay, using only lead-free glazes on the tiles, and recycled packaging for shipping. Want to learn more? There’s an Ann Sacks show room in Miami, and Ann Sacks dealer in Sarasota, or visit their website here.
Stickley – Furniture
The Stickley brothers founded this iconic company of American craftsmanship that ruled the 20th Century. The Stickley factory in Manlius, New York is still operating today, creating beautiful wood furniture known for meticulous attention to detail and durability. You can even visit the Stickley Museum in Fayetteville, New York to see some of Gustav Stickley’s original craftwork. The company’s ever green attitude has carried it’s legacy as well, as they claim to “overbuild” their products to last years in your home, not years in the landfill. Click here to learn more about the Stickley brand.
Robern – Mirrors & Lighting
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Roben is a great American company who’s claim to fame came through an unexpected medium… medicine cabinets! That, along with mirrors, vanities and lighting, the Robern brand has dominated the market with elegant designs and functional storage in bathrooms across the states. All products are made in Bristol, Pennsylvania, underscoring its commitment to craftsmanship and fine materials. Click here to learn more about the brand, and visit showrooms that feature Robern right here in Fort Myers and Naples!
Bloomsburg – Carpet
Beautiful scenery isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the Susquehanna River Valley in Pennsylvania, that’s where beautiful carpet is made too! In fact it’s the only factory in the world that weaves Wilton Carpet, Axminster Carpet and Velvet Carpet all in the same mill. Bloomsburg recognizes the challenges in today’s society for American manufacturing at large. However, they’re committed to keeping their weavers working and showing the world the superior beauty and quality of American rug weaving for generations to come. Click here to read more about Bloomsburg Carpet.
Viking – Range and Appliances
Viking Range Corporation, located in Greenwood, Mississppi manufactures kitchen appliances for residential and commercial use. While the organization was purchased by Middleby Corporation in 2013, the owner is committed to the existing Mississippi manufacturing plants, and continued operation in America. Everything from ranges, ovens, ventilation, refrigeration, dishwashers and more – Viking has your kitchen covered! Click here to read more about Viking products.