Julio Reinerman Grosfeld was born in Cuba in 1938, to parents who had fled from Germany to escape the Holocaust. In 1959 When Castro came to power he himself lost everything and was forced to leave his wife and one-year-old son behind while he drove a Taxi cab in Miami. It took Julio 6 months, but finally, he made enough money to bring his family over. In the early 60's while working as a musical engineer installing sound systems in hotels, restaurants, and offices Julio was hospitalized with pneumonia. While still in the hospital his boss called him and told him he had to get out of bed and make a service call to the Doral Hotel. At that moment Julio quit his job and vowed that he would start his own business and be his own boss.
In 1967 Julio was working as a traveling salesman selling bedspreads out of the trunk of his car. One day while on a sales call he realized this was the opportunity he had been waiting for. He could go to the manufacturers directly and sell for himself, and with that very thought, JR united Industries was born.
JR was built in the south during the 60's when prejudice of Jews and Hispanics was high, but Julio believed swimming against the tide was a way of life and that the great country that we live in gives everyone the opportunity to succeed if they are willing to work hard no matter their background or where they are from.
In the early 70’s His Older Brother, Jaime Joined the company and they Created the first sheet sets sold in the USA. And the company started Growing they hired people to help them and the business became national.
In 1982 Salo Joined the company after spending 4 years at The University of Miami. Julio then took the company into Manufacturing and they Started producing products in Joint Ventures in South America as the first Home textile company to manufacture outside the USA. Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador before anyone ever thought of importing Home textiles.
In the 90’s J.R. United started manufacturing product for Martha Stewart and in its height had 450 people in 250,000 square foot facility. The new Millennium brought Julio to his 40 year anniversary and his health began to fade throughout all those years Julio and Jamie were Mavericks in the Home textile world. They were the original Industry Disrupters.
On March 21st, 2010 at 73 years old Our founder passed away and he worked until his last days he left us with a mission of working hard playing fair being honest and winning every day. In 2017 Alexander, Julio’s grandson began working for His Grandfathers Company and today is director of our internet business officially starting the 3rd Generation of Grosfeld to work at J.R. United Industries. 50 years of Working only for our customers!