The Prestwick Companies is a family of brands that not only serves its customers but its employees and the surrounding community. Across three companies and over 200 employees, we value a family environment within the organization and are motivated by a common set of values – all while working with a greater sense of purpose. We encourage all our employees to treat one another as people first and employees second. We recognize that small, daily actions can make a great impact on those around us.
Matt Morse founded what would become The Prestwick Companies in 1997. After learning about recycled plastic lumber while out on the golf course, the more he realized it was ideal for outdoor furnishings on a golf course. It was the novel material that would prove to be the seed for a company he would grow to be a worldwide manufacturer.
Great Lakes Era
Passion, drive and possibilities were fuel for the startup, then named Great Lakes Golf Course Products. Primarily making small, on-course accessories, Morse knew that was just the start. He began envisioning a wider breadth of coordinating property furnishings, pioneering a new space the company would come to define in the golf world.
The team manufactured and sold direct out of facilities smaller than 1000 sq. ft. in Nashotah, Wisconsin for a short while and later North Prairie. We made local deliveries from time to time, always with a smile (as well as a set of golf clubs) and still do today.
Having sold to countless non-golf businesses and institutions, it became apparent that other markets presented genuine opportunities for growth and diversification.
In 2000, Great Lakes Specialty Products was created to serve Corporate, Park & Recreation, Education, Government and Foodservice markets. This division was later rebranded as Max-R, highlighting its use of maximum recycled content material and its focus on customized recycling bins.
Upon moving operations to Oconomowoc, WI, Great Lakes Golf Course Products legally became Prestwick Golf Group in 2007. By this time, we had worked with a majority of the top courses in the country and had gained a good deal of experience serving the hospitality industry in addition to the core golf market. By natural extension, Prestwick Limited was born as the sister brand to the golf division and the company’s gateway to the hospitality market.
In the Fall of 2009, Prestwick’s operations were relocated to Sussex, WI. Here a “lean” culture truly took hold, centered around adding value and economy of movement.
From 2017 to 2018, Prestwick was joined by Sister Bay Furniture Co and Stirling Furnishings to help bolster the outdoor furniture and high-end furnishings of its other brands, respectively.
Growth and Future
In 2021, Sister Bay Furniture opened its first retail store located within the Prestwick campus, which includes a newly-expanded 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and shipping facility as well as ample office space and amenities for all of its additional employees.
Sadly, Matt Morse passed away in early 2022, but left behind a strong family legacy that continues to make its mark across several industries and partners with some of the best and prolific brands in the world.
What began with a simple golf course marker, grew to become a portfolio of brands, known as The Prestwick Group. The company has since shipped over $250 million in manufactured product to 65 countries to over 12,000 customer properties. Now that The Prestwick Companies have established themselves as the leader of customized outdoor site furnishings, its new goal is to be the premier manufacturer of recycled plastic furniture worldwide. The Prestwick Companies is driven by success and employee satisfaction through their contributions to achieving our goals.
Since 1997, we have worked with some of the best brands in the world across multiple industries and markets.
USA's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
PGA Tour Stops
Fortune 500 Companies
Newest NFL Stadiums
Years in business
tons CO2 saved
Careers at The Prestwick Companies
After 25 years, our greatest product is the family we’ve built. One of our core company values is to foster a familial environment where we work, laugh, and play alongside each other.