About A&K Enterprise of Manatee, Inc.
A&K Enterprise of Manatee is a family owned and operated patio furniture manufacturing company with more than 25 years experience in the industry. Our manufacturing plant is based in Sarasota, Florida. A&K's patio furniture is 100% MADE IN AMERICA.
As well as manufacturing new furniture, A&K also refinishes and repairs existing furniture for central Florida customers. The dedicated effort of our company has been to produce quality commercial grade pool and patio furniture that will withstand the abuse of outdoor use. Only the best extruded aluminum, 2" virgin vinyl straps, and powder-coat paint make this possible. Because we manufacture our own furniture, we are able to give you competitive pricing and personal customer service.
Patio furniture from A&K Enterprise of Manatee, Inc. is constructed according to your personal color specifications. We paint and strap the furniture with any standard color combination you like at no additional cost.
About Sarasota Outdoor Furniture
We invite you to experience the quality of outdoor living with A&K Enterprise patio furniture. Our furniture is made to compliment your space not only with form, but with function. Our aluminum patio furniture can be a great addition to your outdoor entertaining area. You can choose your own colors to match your home or pool area then we custom manufacture each piece as to your order and seal it with a sand powder coating so each piece of furniture will stay looking like new over time. With Aluminum patio furniture you will find that the quality is well worth it in the long run. When compared to wood patio furniture, which requires sanding and refinishing, or to expensive wrought iron that will rust, the benefits of aluminum patio furniture outweighs the others. Cleaning and maintenance of aluminum patio furniture, on the other hand, is easy and inexpensive!
Aluminum is a lightweight, easily molded metal that will not rust. It was first used to construct outdoor furniture in the early 1960's, when it was made from extruded, hollow-core tubing. This is the construction method we still use today, primarily for pool area furniture and lawn chairs. These pieces are very lightweight which allows for easy portability, stacking, and comfort.
Here at A&K Enterprise we manufacture the highest quality of aluminum furniture pieces from raw aluminum tubing, which is then cut, bent to the desired shape, and welded with heliarch welding method. The frames are then sandblasted to remove any impurities on the surface of the metal and to etch the surface so the paint will adhere better. From there the frames are sprayed with a powder-coated finish. This process of powder coating entails applying colored polyester powders, then baking these powders into the aluminum frame at 400 degrees. This process will determine the final color of the frame and adds extensive durability to each piece.
During the manufacturing process, we are always looking for ways to improve the safety and durability of our outdoor furniture designs. One way in which we do this is to pay close attention during the repair process. Because we refinish and repair outdoor furniture made by other companies, over time we can see where a design's weaknesses lay because we may recieve several pieces of furniture in need of the same repair. We can then incorporate the solution into our own design, ensuring that our outdoor furniture products will not have the same issue.