When Otis Lee was working for his neighbor’s pool company in Kingsland, Georgia, the pair visited a pool and spa show in Orlando to check out the latest pool equipment. After hours of walking around the show, the two friends collapsed into a pair of patio chairs. They were then approached by a wholesale rep who suggested Otis open his own patio store. “It’s funny how things happen,” laughs Otis. “There was no patio or outdoor furniture store in Kingsland or the surrounding area. It made perfect sense.” Soon after, Otis opened The Patio Store at 1621 Highway 40 E, and after 10 years, the store is a smashing success.
Otis runs the store by himself—he’s both salesman and deliveryman. His wife, Susan, helps when needed, but Otis is a one-man show. “The store keeps me busy, but I love what I do,” says Otis. “Our medium- to high-end inventory and wide choice of fabrics and designs mean my customers have the world at their fingertips when it comes to outdoor furniture.”
The Patio Store features quality patio and pool furniture by Castelle, Windham Castings, Royal Teak, Lloyd Flanders, Tropitone, and many more. Unlike “big box” stores that sell outdoor furniture, The Patio Store offers the very best quality furnishings with outstanding warranties. “Our products are durable, as well as beautiful,” he says. Only a short drive from Amelia Island, The Patio Store is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call them at (912) 729-1173 or visit www.thepatiostorega.com.