J.P. Legget and C.B. formed the Leggett Platt Incorporated in 1883. They had the ideas that were patented with them and converted them in to products. Today the company is well over a century old and is a well known name in the field of multiple segments that can be broadly categorized as residential furnishing, industrial materials and commercial fixtures and products along with specially customized products. They have reached their success not only because they had patented products but rather because of the focus and organized approach towards growth and success. It has been more than 50 years now since it has been a part of public ownership.