Sitting pretty: Sunrise Chair Co. sells a lifestyle

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 03:24 PM.

"We build them for the beach," Brad said. "They're meant to go out in the salt air and harsh elements."

In a nod to sustainability, Brad and the Sunrise team also refurbish wooden beach chairs with new fabric and a fresh coat of varnish. Between manufacturing and refurbishing, Brad is able to provide work to beach service workers such as himself during the off-season.

"There's easily 1,000 beach guys between Panama City and Destin," Brad said. "These guys work the beach and then in the winter they have to find new jobs."

Even though he's a successful business owner, selling chairs across the country and expanding into barstools, Brad isn't hanging up his flip flops.

"I'm still a beach guy," he said. 

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