R. Stuart Florian first established American Standard Company in 1937 as a job shop for specialized tools, dies and metal stamping. In 1965 with the advent of the Ratchet-Cut® Pruning Tool developed and patented by Mr. Florian, the shop became a gardening tools manufacturer (Florian® Tools) almost exclusively. In 1980 Mr. Florian's three sons bought the business from their parents. Eventually Nathaniel Florian, the youngest brother became 100% owner. Since 1998 Nathaniel has shared ownership with his son Sean and daughter-in-law Beth Florian. Now a third generation family owned American Manufacturing Company, known as American Standard Company, it is parent company to Florian® Tools; manufacturer of the original ratchet-cut pruning tools, employs twenty.
MISSION, VISION and FAMILY!
Our mission is to show everyone who loves gardening from hobby gardeners, even those with hand difficulties and professional landscapers alike that we mean business; gardening business that is! Enjoy a passion for gardening with multipurpose pruners and other tools that get you back in the dirt and creating beautiful landscapes.
Our vision is to continue to plant and share our American family spirit through the making of our products, the development of our employees and the relationships with our long standing customers...right down to our adopted office cat, Willy. Willy lives in the office full time and is our official beloved ambassador. Willy has been known to help with customer service, incoming mail, and greeting onsite visitors. But Willy's true expertise is the Catnap! You can follow Willy Florian Rivers on his own Facebook page!