Evan Harter established Harter in 1927 as a high quality resource for Midwest companies that lacked office chair manufacturing expertise. After years of honing its competence in chair design, engineering and manufacturing, Harter began to market a "posture back secretarial chair" under the Harter brand name. This single product provided the springboard to a business that began to flourish in the 1950s and endures to the present day. In 2008, Harter became part of izzy+, a Michigan-based business owned by JSJ Corporation.
Today, Harter products are manufactured and shipped from facilities in Alabama and Indiana and sold through a network of independent sales representatives. To the architectural and design community, the Harter brand continues to stand for precision built, durable and aesthetically pleasing chairs that have strong appeal for their customers. The integrity, values and hard work of Evan Harter are still reflected in the way we conduct our business today. Good design is good business.