A FAMILY STORY
Corriveau Outdoor Furniture was originally founded in 2012 by Francois Corriveau under the name of F. Corriveau International. In 2013 the company merged with JLG Importation, another outdoor furniture company, then owned by Corriveau’s children Laura and Jonathan. It’s at that moment that the company changed name to CORRIVEAU OUTDOOR FURNITURE.
The first member of the Corriveau family to get into the business was Ovila Corriveau, who created a line of baby furniture in 1948 and began offering snow shovels for children a few years later. His son René took over the company in 1964. He then shifted production from children’s snow shovels to outdoor furniture in 1972. The line of outdoor furniture—made of galvalume, a special alloy combining the strength of steel and rust-free qualities of aluminum—generated significant turnover in 1989.
Then, around the year 2000, a decision was made that it was time to bring in 2 competitive product lines, which was importation from Asia. Francois spent years of hard work on this import initiative, taking numerous trips abroad to verify and ensure that the new suppliers could provide the quality and comfort the company required.
René decided to retire and sell the company in 2009, which Francois decided to acquire with new owners. Two years later, Francois sold his shares and, with the support of all his original suppliers, started his own import company under the name of F. Corriveau International Inc. The relationship of mutual trust he forged with them over the years still lives on today.
In 2016 Francois decided to take an early retirement to make room for the new generation. It was then that Francois’s daughter Jennifer came onboard. Three of Francois’s children now work side by side with the other faithful employees at Corriveau Outdoor Furniture. The company continues to prosper by selling its products to chain and specialty stores across North America. The expansion planned for late 2016 will breathe new life into the company’s online sales, confirming its position as a market leader.
For over 15 years, Corriveau has worked closely with the same agent in China who regularly visits suppliers to develop new products that stand out for their design and innovation. Thanks to its unceasing research and development efforts, Corriveau has secured an enviable position in the market.
The company continues to evolve by offering an ever-changing range of contemporary outdoor furniture and accessories, including a new line of hard-top gazebos made of galvalume (galvanised steel and aluminum). This product category has been a big hit and now represents a significant portion of sales. The company continually strives to develop new gazebo models and accessories to expand its product line.
The Corriveau team takes great pride in customer service and will continue to make customers its top priority.
Corriveau Outdoor Furniture has been a successful partner to many retailers for years. A team that is dedicated and caring is the reason behind that many customers are motivated to maintain a business relationship with Corriveau.