Bew White created Summer Classics with a textile Engineering Degree he received from Auburn University. Although he had a promising future at Avondale Mills, the great grandson of its founder and Alabama Governor, Braxton Bragg Comer, Bew changed his career path and began a lifelong entrepreneurial pursuit of excellence in home goods. Summer Classics is now the largest luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer in the United States, and the industry's leading brand.
Bew recently won “entrepreneur of the year” at the International Society of Business Fellows. Don't miss incredible insight into the ups and downs of leading a fashion driven business. From a 35+ year legacy of style, Summer Classics has become the premier manufacturer of luxury outdoor furniture. We innovate with timeless materials like exclusive resin wicker, cast aluminum, teak, and iron. Our beautiful creations enhance the quality of life for our customers and change the way people think about outdoor furniture. Our Purpose: We exist to provide, Life’s best moments... Furnished. ™
Coupled with his legacy, Bew’s son, William White, remarkably founded the industry leading Gabby brand in the pit of a crippling recession marks a dynasty of Alabama rainmaker's.
Summer Classics is Alabama's largest importer. The company houses a full-service marketing and PR department, along with the largest internal furniture design department, a quality lab in the industry, and manufactures product in 8 countries. The company is now headquartered in one of Birmingham's largest buildings, the newly renovated, former Moore Handley building at 487,000 square feet. We also have a 330,000-square foot building in Montevallo, Alabama. Summer Classics Companies is comprised of numerous brands,
Summer Classics HOME Stores: a chain of 13 luxury outdoor furniture stores across the USA. Winner of several industry awards for merchandising and innovation.Summer Classics Wholesale: outdoor furniture designer and manufacturer with over 650 active accounts across the US.Summer Classics Contract: Servicing Commercial Architects & Designers Clients NationwideSummer Classics Private Label: Private Label Outdoor FurnitureSummer Classics HOME Company Stores & LicenseesGabby: Eclectic Furniture and Lighting, placed #883 in the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in America.Wendy Jane by Gabby: a curated collection of handcrafted indoor and outdoor performance pillows.