Windward Design Group
Originating as Royal Patio Manufacturing, President and Owner David Peace re-strapped furniture for hotels and condominiums on the west coast of Florida. In 1991, he was able to move the business from his backyard to a 12’ x 24’ storage unit located in Bradenton, FL, where his manufacturing equipment grew to include a diacro hand bender, a chop saw, a drill press, and a welder. David was still the company’s only employee.
As the business and reputation progressed, David began manufacturing raw frames and component parts for other manufacturers and refinishers throughout Florida. Five years later, and a few factory moves across town, Peace purchased a small powder coating system and he began selling powder coated frames. The company’s payroll increased to include about twenty employees and the business expanded to manufacturing complete strap furniture, earning the company a strong reputation for providing quality commercial grade furniture.
The Windward Design Group® was born as a sister company to Royal Patio. They developed the first sling style dining chair and the factory soon grew to include a sewing room, allowing an expansion that included cushion-style seating.
Today, they produce 35+ collections, a full line of replacement cushions and employ over 130 people. David Peace is still the President and three of his five children work by his side. Although many things have changed, the business culture has remained the same. We take pride in manufacturing quality, stylish products and offering them at competitive prices.