PatioPads.com is one of several websites owned by Island Coast Furniture, Inc., a Florida registered Corporation.
It all began with Pipefine Patio Furniture Company, which began designing and manufacturing PVC patio furniture in 1968. The furniture needed cushions and slings, so Pipefine contracted with another furniture manufacturer to produce them.
In 2007 a new owner scaled back the retail operation, and the focus became more Internet-based, with the roll-out of PipefinePatioFurniture.com. The website enabled sales and distribution to a national customer base instead of just locally.
In 2008 a strategic decision was made to discontinue manufacturing altogether, and expand the distribution-only business model, outsourcing all products from other manufacturers. This was a difficult decision for the owners, as it meant the end of the 40 year old, well-established outdoor furniture manufacturing business – effectively the end of Pipefine branded products. The factory and retail store were closed, and sales and marketing became exclusively via the Internet. This was ultimately a smart move, because the recession that followed did not impact the company as it would have if it was locally-based only.
The company continues to thrive and evolve. The product range was again expanded to include a range of medical equipment and furniture, also made with PVC pipe. Patiopads.com, the replacement cushion division, supplies outdoor cushions for almost any type and brand of patio furniture. PatioPads.com boasts the largest range of outdoor fabric options on the Internet, with over 400 different fabrics to choose from, including the world-renowned Sunbrella® range.
Worth noting is that our organization has resisted the temptation to import cheap, inferior-quality products. Although greater profit margins would be possible by following most other retailers in this trend, we strongly support “Made in America”. Our product range includes very few imported items.
We partner with multiple manufacturers to bring you the very best collection of outdoor fabrics, replacement patio cushions for all types and brands of outdoor
furniture, vinyl strapping, umbrellas, umbrella stands and several other accessory products
We encourage comments from our customers and others who wish to offer feedback regarding our business, so please contact us.