Retractable Playground: 2013 Open House

This month we had a celebration. It was a celebration of outdoor living products, specifically our retractable outdoor living products! This year marked 10 years of business for us, our first year in a new facility, and the most employees we’ve ever had. Oh, yeah, we also brought on a new product line, Newline (no pun intended!).


a “crew” shot of Team Stoett

Our Open House was a full house, with partners, distributors, dealers, customers, and friends visiting us to tour the factory, meet employees, and see the products first hand. Over 110 visitors showed up, one traveling all the way from Canada to visit us! He shouldn’t have. We were appreciative for the turnout so we could “show them the goods” that we make here at Stoett.

Ooooo. Isn't she pretty? This is at the facility, right in the front yard!

Ooooo. Isn’t she pretty? This is at the facility, right in the front yard!

People were able to see two Libart models at the factory: one full freestanding enclosure in our front yard and another retractable skylight model system inside the facility. As for Stoett Screens, a motorized Panorama™, manual PanoramaLite™, StowAway™, Centor®, and a SportScreen™ on a functioning fifth wheel, were all here ready to be modeled off for visitors. And a Newline display, the new retractable shower door product line we brought on this year, was displayed for visitors to see its slim design and simple retraction.

Employees were stationed around the facility to give tours, explain how products are built, and show our working models. If you haven’t met our employees yet, this will be a great time for that. See the photos and captions to put a name to the face!

Angela, Customer Service Superwoman, showing the StowAway product

Angela, Customer Service Superwoman, showing the StowAway product

Yes, 2013 was a time of new things, growth, and celebration. As for the 2014 plans, there are big plans in the works for marketing focus, dealer support, and featured stories about the architectural products that complement outdoor living. You’ll have to wait to see exactly what that means. Let’s just say you may want to be looking for us in some impressive magazines.

Yours Truly,