About Us

about preferred seating designs

Preferred Seating Designs LLC, Richard Barrios P.E. and Frank Sumner, offer complete design, services and consultations with overall development according to seating codes and building requirements, national and international. Richard Barrios P.E. is registered in 40 states and works with most of the telescoping and bleacher companies as they come to him for approval and design layout. We are the international distributors for the new Liberty Stadium Seating and Tuf Stadium Seats manufactured in the U.S.

Preferred Seating Company is a marketing and sales organization made up of various professional independent representatives. Heading up this team is Frank Sumner and professional engineer Richard Barrios P.E. A variety of seating products are offered as seen on our website, www.preferred-seating.com.

For over 30 years Frank Sumner of Preferred Seating has been recognized by architects, contractors and designers as a leading supplier of auditorium and stadium seating. Richard Barrios P.E. is registered in 40 states in the U.S. and works with most of the U.S. bleacher companies as they come to him for approval and design layout. Mr. Barrios has many years of experience in designing and building stadium venues as well as other commercial buildings.

Major architectural clients and contractors large and small are long-standing and continual customers. Our clients return to us year after year because of our quality products and our outstanding service. We have a strong following in sport venues, college, educational and performing art markets.

Preferred Seating has gone nationwide primarily “because of the market change to clients and architects purchasing seating directly over the internet”. Internet sales are a substantial development that has resulted in substantial change in the production and marketing of seating, greatly developing our marketing efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally.