Scott Vaughan and David Benz were managing a small wood shop in 1986 when they founded Vaughan Benz. Initially, they specialized in high-end residential furniture and cabinetry for successful individuals in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. That same year, they purchased an industrial park in Los Angeles for their operations. This turned out to be an excellent business decision. The burgeoning Southern California real estate market gave them substantial equity, creating a strong foundation that allowed the company to weather the ups and downs of the economy in the late eighties and nineties.
In 1993, Scott and David made another critical business decision. They began specializing in custom-made furniture for four and five-star hotels, working closely with the interior designers and purchasing agents who procure such projects throughout the world. Most of these clients remain loyal customers of Vaughan Benz today.
In order to better meet their clients’ needs, in 2001 Vaughan Benz began partnering with some of the best factories in mainland China that manufacture high-end hotel guestroom furniture. The China production facilities currently boast over 1,600 employees and a combined space of 1.3 million square feet. As a result, Vaughan Benz is capable of producing hotel orders of any size and with reasonable lead time.
In 2003, Scott and David moved their Los Angeles factory to its current state-of-the-art facility in downtown Los Angeles. The new production area and the office space were designed to be flexible to accommodate growth and adapt to changes within the industry. This has proven beneficial for the implementation of detailed management and tracking systems, in compliance of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and LEED certification for the production of environmentally friendly furniture.
Today, Vaughan Benz produces thousands of pieces of custom furniture each year, while maintaining their mandate of exceptional quality and personalized customer service.