With its roots in the Vieux Carre district of New Orleans, Mamone Home & Garden is one of the leading manufacturers and importers of handmade permanent botanicals and décor items for homes and businesses.
In 1850, US importer, Abe Mayer, changed his company’s name from his own to the United China and Glass Company. Based in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the company operated across the Southeastern U.S., as well as in Central and South America.
In the 1930s, the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and expanded overseas primarily as a distributor of dinnerware and glassware. After WWII, the company signed the very first contract allowing imports from Japan. UCAGCO was the first distributor of many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950s.
When John Mamone bought the business in 1987, UCAGCO had expanded into home décor and giftware along with dinnerware and glassware. They remained a major player in this market through the mid 1990’s. After his death in 1997, his sons John J. and Joseph D. Mamone took over leadership of the company. Between them, they have more than 60 years experience in the giftware, silk florals, and home and garden-related items.
In 2005, the winds of Hurricane Katrina led UCAGCO relocate to Atlanta, and most recently, UCAGCO merged with the LABS Company , a recognized leader in botanical design and installation for high-end restaurants, health facilities and hotels, The new company, the Mamone Home and Garden division of United China moved into a 41,000 sq. ft. warehouse and corporate offices on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in 2013. They also maintain a showroom in Atlanta’s Merchandise Mart.
To ensure a seamless transition, LABS’s general manager Scott Elger, a professional designer with a portfolio of work in New York, LA, Chicago, Orlando, the Caribbean, and Dubai, joined the company and currently heads the commercial design and installation division of the company. UCAGCO and LABS have combined as one company, Mamone Home and Garden, to better serve the enduring botanical and home goods market at all levels.
Respecting the rich history of UCAGCO, Mamone Home and Garden continues to expand and develop services for the hospitality industry, as well as serving the needs of large scale home decoration retailers.