Foremost Groups was formed in 1988 around a simple principle, “To satisfy our customers with stylish, innovative products supported by efficient, friendly service.”
In the years that followed, the company has held true to its mission, developing four product divisions (Bathroom Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Indoor Furniture and Food Service Equipment) producing world-class goods that offer superior design, engineering and value for consumers and industry. We are a North American company with offices and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada. Our products do not stand alone in the marketplace, but are backed by an international workforce that is dedicated to quality and service in everything that carries the Foremost brand.
Foremost is a leader in each of its business groups:
- Kitchen & Bath Division
- Home Division
- Indoor Furniture Division
- Outdoor Furniture Division
- Food Service Equipment Division
Innovation, Dedication, and Social Responsibility
Foremost Groups operations combine the strength of quality, design-driven production and market ingenuity to create a value that is unsurpassed in the markets we serve. Our production facilities in the United States and overseas use state-of-the-art, precision equipment and employ thousands of workers worldwide, providing opportunity, jobs and a pride that transcends borders and continents.
Our people are committed to honesty, respect, trust, sharing, hard work and quality in all we do. And our company is committed to social responsibility in return. We work in our communities to provide better lives and more opportunity for everyone. We support job training for adults with special needs and have extended global humanitarian assistance to victims of natural disasters. We help not because it serves our image, but rather because it is the right thing to do. As the need grows, so does our outreach to our communities and the world.
Because responsibility does not stop at national borders, Foremost is working to protect and sustain our global environment. By designing products that meet EPA standards like our Water Sense qualifying toilets that provide high efficiency waste removal while using 20% less water with every flush, Foremost is using innovative engineering to make the most of our resources. But that’s just a part of what Foremost does to insure sustainability.
Our bath vanities and furniture use California Air Resource Board (CARB) Phase II compliant wood products which limit urea-formaldehyde emissions into the environment. We only use wood products from managed forest resources to discourage clear-cut logging and the depletion of global rainforests. We encourage customers to order products using material that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, insuring the responsible use of our forest resources and equitable treatment of indigenous people of producing regions.
Foremost has also earned the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) certification for meeting requirements in the areas of air quality, product and process resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations. This certification allows Foremost to display the ESP seal on our products to identify us as a company committed to environmental responsibility.
Even our packaging and our marketing materials are eco-friendly. We use recyclable non-bleached cardboard, and we are in constant pursuit of new innovative manufacturing technologies, materials and packaging that will reduce our waste and limit the use of virgin materials even more. Our catalog is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper (FCS SGS Ref No. :11562561-4), and this binder itself is one of the most environmentally friendly on the market. Called “The Earth Binder,” its front and back covers are made from 100% recycled residential mixed paper. Its spine is made from material that is FSC certified. It uses 20% recycled content in the steel rings and is printed using biodegradable inks.
Environmental responsibility is everyone’s task at Foremost, to insure that we as a company protect our employees, our customers and our planet for this generation and the ones that follow.