Meet the Maker: Troutman Chair Company

Troutman Chair Company rockers have been swaying for nearly a century, so it’s hardly surprising they swayed the judges’ hearts and won first place in the Home & Garden category of Our State’s Made in NC Awards.

Troutman Chair Company is straightforward about what they do, even down to their name; the company is based in Troutman, North Carolina and their business is chairs. Most people have sat in a Troutman rocking chair before, but might not have known it; from the iconic rocking chairs in the atrium of Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Southern neighborhood porches, Troutman Chair Company has left a legacy across North Carolina.

Champ and Jean Land purchased Troutman Chair Company in 1999. During their tenure as owners, the Lands have balanced maintaining the beloved history of the brand while finding new ways to expand the company into the 21st century. Read Our State’s interview with Jean Champ below to learn about why she believes rocking chairs are important now more than ever, and the power they have to bring peace to people’s lives.

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