Homeowners, architects and builders throughout Arkansas are well acquainted with Acme Brick, Tile & Stone as the state’s premier source for building products, including brick, tile flooring, metal cladding and stone for a variety of internal and external construction applications.


In addition to its many product lines, Acme has also developed a stellar reputation for customer service, employing dedicated and knowledgeable staff to lend assistance from design through project completion.


Now the longstanding company is taking its product offering up another step with a full line of quality outdoor furniture to complete any backyard patio, poolside or deck setting.


A new line of outdoor furniture just made its debut at Acme Brick, Tile & Stone in North Little Rock.

“This outdoor furniture line is really amazing,” said Chad Bowie, district manager, who is based in the company’s Maumelle store. “Between the quality materials, the attractive design, and the flexibility of multiple fabrics and finishes, we provide the homeowner with many options to customize a look that fits their personality and individual style.”


The line, manufactured by Winston, is engineered to provide years of beauty and function. Offered through some of the most exclusive specialty retailers in the country, Winston’s furniture is designed to provide casual comfort for the celebrating, recharging and relaxation of the buying public.


Consumers can choose from several structural materials, including all-weather wicker, resort-grade aluminum and responsibly sourced teak wood, to create pieces as sturdy as they are stunning. Other stylish options extend to cushions, fabrics and easy-care slings in various configurations, all of which accentuate the furniture’s generous proportions and thoughtful ergonomics.


“There are lots of places people can buy disposable outdoor furniture, but we are not one of them,” Bowie said. “This is the kind of quality that will last, with lines that are so classic, it is not going to go out of style in a few years. Given all that, the value on this furniture is really impressive.”


The line offers 20 collections —13 heritage collections and seven newer lines — including:


Cayman: Fully handwoven seagrass-style resin topped with generously deep dual-density foam cushions and accentuated by tables constructed of hand-brushed resort-grade aluminum in a handsome faux-wood parquet pattern defines this collection.


Echo: Clean lines and modern silhouettes define the minimalist aluminum frames, which are balanced by warm faux-wood accents and versatile cushioned seating options to create a contemporary look with timeless appeal.


Grayson: Versatile, sleek and generously proportioned, Grayson combines architectural details with relaxed comfort for seating and dining. Elegantly scrolling arms and ornately tapered legs coordinate with aluminum table bases finished to the same hand-painted, slightly distressed finish.

Jasper: Combining sophisticated, delicate looks with sturdy construction, Jasper offers the durability of all-weather wicker in a textural, multi-color finish in an aged beechwood tone. Aluminum extrusion frames and an angled silhouette give the line modern appeal with timeless details woven in.


Nico: The ultimate in comfort, this collection offers warm and inviting lines, a low profile, gently sloping arms, and a coordinating table topped with natural teak wood. The sectional and table pieces can be combined to maximize available space, offering versatility without sacrificing style or comfort.

The line, made by Winston, includes a variety of materials and styles.

Truss: Offering the appeal of classic craftsman style furniture with sturdy construction and industrial details, the line combines architectural elements with teak planking, solid wood legs and fully woven, barrel backed seating.


Willow: With an airy, romantic design that strikes the ideal balance between rustic and refined, Willow delivers a sun-kissed driftwood finish that looks like it naturally weathered over time. Equal parts elegant and understated, this casual line evokes visions of summer days on the veranda.


Little Rock is one of only two Acme showrooms nationwide to offer the furniture, the other being in Memphis. Winston, an American furniture company with operations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Haleyville, Alabama, has more than 40 years of experience serving at the forefront of the industry.

“One of the things that sets Winston apart is the way it has designed its outdoor furniture with an indoor feel,” Bowie said. “It does this by developing ultra-comfortable furniture made with original details, customizable finishes and resort-grade materials.”


The company’s long commitment to service and design has earned Winston industry citations such the Casual Furniture Manufacturer Leadership Award from the National Association of Casual Furniture Retailers, which it has won four times since the award’s inception in 1990.


In addition to the quality of the furniture itself, Winston also shares Acme’s commitment to customer service, from fast delivery — Winston’s Quick Ship collections ship in three business days from Alabama, while cushioned seating collections available through the special order program ship in five business days — to easy maintenance and almost endless customization options that demonstrate the company’s attitude toward buyer convenience.


With looks ranging from classic to contemporary, homeowners are sure to find a suitable suite.

“One of the things we have in common with Winston that makes this such a great partnership is we share a commitment to innovation,” Bowie said. “Just like we are constantly striving to improve our products and develop new and better materials, they pride themselves on designing products that are casual, durable and elevated. We are very excited for our customers to check out everything we offer.”


The addition of the outdoor furniture is just the latest product advancement that continues Acme’s tradition of building products retailing that began with the company’s founding in 1891.  For more than 130 years, Acme Brick, Tile & Stone has solidified its reputation for producing and selling affordable, sustainable, enduring and beautiful products to increase the livability and value of American homes, institutions and businesses.


“One of the things that definitely sets us apart in the marketplace is our longevity,” Bowie said. “A person’s home is their single largest investment, and whether they are looking to build it or improve it, they want to deal with a company they can trust. People come to us because they know us and they know if there is an issue that they can take it up with an actual person who cares about their satisfaction.


“Without our many satisfied clients, we would not be here. We never lose sight of that. It shapes everything we do here, from the inventory we carry to the advice we give out to our industry-leading 100-year guarantee. We appreciate the faith people throughout Arkansas have shown in us, and we look forward to servicing many more generations to come.”