Our story tells you why we’re so passionate about saving the backs of other people… because we had to save ours to make it happen! We also take great pride in serving our customers and addressing their needs.
Start with one business…
We started as mobile caterers. We used folding tables to prep and serve food but when our people began to complain about back pain and neck strain, we traced it to the height of our tables. Folding tables were designed for seating, with a surface at table height.
But when you’re catering, there’s ZERO sitting going on. Food prep is best done while standing. So there we were, crouching over the folding tables to serve our clients. Any of you who’ve worked with surfaces that are too low know how painful it can be!
We knew we had to find a way to lift the tables up. Otherwise all our hard-earned money would go to the chiropractor! The problem was, we couldn’t find anything. Bed risers didn’t work – the table can topple and they don’t achieve the proper height. There wasn’t anything on the market that was designed to quickly and easily raise folding tables.
Because there are so many different job sites with catering work, we knew that our solution had to be portable, lightweight, and professional looking. Not to mention easy to use. We couldn’t spend all our time lifting the tables and no time preparing the food we’d been paid to cater!
And our solution had to be sturdy. We couldn’t afford to have all our wonderful meals go crashing down on the ground. White PVC wouldn’t work because it had to look professional. Imagine someone dressed in a nice suit with dingy white socks showing (shudder). NO.
We made our own to satisfy all our requirements and Lift Your TableⓇ folding table risers came to life!
Folding tables aren’t just for caterers
Just as when you’re thinking of buying a specific type of car and suddenly you notice them everywhere, we started seeing folding tables wherever we went.
And not just industries similar to catering, like party and wedding planners and event coordinators that use folding tables and need to lift their tables. All kinds of different types of customers started coming through in our orders and surveys.
Crafters, especially quilters and sewers. DJs. Dog groomers. Gift wrappers. People at places of worship. Teachers. Exhibitors and trade show organizers. Offices. Retail stores and warehouses. Safety managers and other EHS personnel. As you can see, a pretty eclectic mix!
Best of all, we help clients save money too. Rather than splashing out on a brand-new table or paying costly premiums to rent higher tables, they can simply retrofit ones they already have. Safety teams also save on budget with fewer OSHA recordables and worker’s comp claims.
Our product line keeps growing
Our first risers were our standard kitchen-counter set, designed to fit bent-leg or “wishbone”-style folding tables up to 36″. These models were designed originally with a repositionable foot.
Some clients needed a higher surface. Such as when they needed the table to be at bar height (which is about 42” off the ground.) Because the risers can be customized, clients who need their surface lifted between the 36” and 42” heights cut them down to fit exactly what they need.
Many clients had different folding tables, where the legs are straight instead of being bent. Our next innovation was the straight-leg kit just for them. Due to customer demand for a product that keeps the folding table in place, we also developed kitchen counter and bar height sets with non-slip, non-marking feet.
Then came the Standing Desk Kit! Standing and moving more and the associated health benefits are real. Our most recent creation is the XL set, so you can lift your folding table up to 48” high. Very tall customers can now work without straining their backs. Many vendors have also purchased this set to feature products in their booths.
Thank you for your feedback
Although our risers can accommodate most styles of folding tables, there are some styles our risers don’t work with. Any client who isn’t sure what they’ve got (and what they need from us) can email or call us first! We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Every January we send a survey out to our previous year customers who’ve provided their email address to get their feedback on our product, who they are, and what we can do to better address their needs.
Gaining this direct information from our customers also helps us know how we can spread our message. To anyone who’s having back pain from crouching at a folding table that’s too low. Or who’s considering purchasing a table or desk for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Instead of buying a set of table risers and repurposing something they already have for their comfort.
We appreciate all the responses to our surveys, but you don’t have to wait for the annual survey to give us feedback. You can just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We pore over every comment and we appreciate your feedback because it helps us get better and better!
Lift Your TableⓇ … SAVE YOUR BACK!