Customers can compare La-Z-Boy furniture to competitor models at a La-Z-Boy authorized retailer. These retailers carry a mix of furniture brands, including La-Z-Boy. To find local authorized retailers, customers can use the store locator at La-Z-Boy’s official site and select the option for other La-Z-Boy retailers.
In addition to its signature line of reclining chairs, La-Z-Boy provides a variety of upholstered products, including sofas, ottomans and love seats, and wood furniture, such as living, dining and bedroom furniture. Customers can also find a wide selection of La-Z-Boy furniture, including other brands under the La-Z-Boy label, such as American Drew, Kincaid, Hammary and England Furniture, in its proprietary retail locations.
Founders Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker built the first La-Z-Boy recliner in 1928 in Monroe, Michigan, and sold it through their company, Floral City Furniture. The popular recliner sustained their company during the Great Depression, and the founders often bartered livestock and produce in exchange for furniture.
The company later merged with the Michigan Chair Company. In 1941, the founders split off the La-Z-Boy Chair Company to focus on their signature product. The company later changed its name to La-Z-Boy, Inc., and it is headquartered in the town Knabusch and Shoemaker founded it in, as of 2015.