Viewrail Acquires California-Based Simmons Stairways

Viewrail has acquired stairway manufacturer Simmons Stairways, Inc, a custom curved hardwood stairs and handrails company based in Northern California that has been in the stairs and railing business for more than three decades.

Trent Jacobs, Viewrail’s director of California business development, will run the company until the end of the year, at which time all new business will transfer to Viewrail.

“We are thrilled to have a physical presence in one of our largest markets with other well-trained and well-known experts working alongside us,” said Len Morris, owner and CEO of Viewrail, which is based in Goshen, IN. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring Viewrail’s design ability and manufacturing power to the California region.”

“It seemed like a good fit,” said Howard Simmons, current owner of Simmons Stairways, Inc. “Viewrail has the product and technology, and I am in a great market with years of experience on the West Coast.”

“This will help us tremendously as we work towards having a local presence in regions all over the country, so that our lead times and installation options are universal to every customer’s experience,” said Morris.

“When I first met Len a few years back at the Las Vegas International Builders Show, I knew that what he was doing would revolutionize the building industry,” said Simmons, “I am glad to be a part of that change before my working years come to an end.”


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