Combining state-of-the-art design, engineering, and equipment with good old fashioned craftsmanship to build the best yurts in the world.
Corny as it sounds, “Manu-Craftering” is the word we made up to describe our unique blend state-of-the-art design, engineering, and manufacturing equipment, tools and processes, combined with good old fashioned craftsmanship in the form of guys (and gals) who know what they are doing, love doing it and have been doing it for longer than they’d like to admit!
(We started adding up the years of experience all our craftspeople have, but we had to quit after about 107 because it was making them feel old.)
Rainier is unique in the world of yurt makers because we are division within a larger manufacturing company. We’ve been around since 1896 (click here to learn more about our history) and Rainier is family owned and operated – the boss comes around every day and makes a point to learn the names of everyone who works for him. He’s not one of those owners that phones in once a month to tell you to cut costs after he gets the monthly statement from accounting (thank goodness!)
We have the best of both worlds – we get to learn and implement leading edge manufacturing techniques from other divisions in the company, AND we use our hands and skills and knowledge to lovingly craft every yurt we build.
Our facility houses a wood shop, metal shop, welding shop, fabric shop, powder-coating shop, awning & screen shop, and a printing shop all under one roof. Not to get off track, but in addition to yurts, we make tents, awnings, exterior window screens, marine windows, industrial fabric products, trade show booths, stadium and sports graphics, and retail store displays.
We use the same core techniques and commitment to building quality products for every project that comes through our shop.
We’ve worked with big companies like Boeing, NASA, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Disney, Amazon, Yahoo, REI – as well as the Olympics and professional sports teams and big name colleges around the country. We must be doing something right because they keep coming back for more.
Oh yeah, we are also lucky enough to have the luxury of a wide and stable financial base of business to work from – that diversity is what’s kept us in business since 1896, and we plan to be around for another 110 years … at least!
We also have fancy certifications called ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 which basically show that we have systems in place to create high quality products, and that we respect and protect the environment. If you want to know more about our certifications, just ask – we’re proud of them and love to talk about it – but it’s a little boring and technical.
It all adds up to this: we are a diverse group with the single focus of building the best products. We call it Manu-Craftering, and we believe it produces the best yurts in the world – but of course, we’re biased.
Can we convince you?