L.L.Bean, Inc. has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as one-man operation. With L. L.'s firm belief in keeping customers satisfied as a guiding principle, the company eventually grew to a global organization with annual sales of $1.61 billion. Our company headquarters are in Freeport, Maine, just down the road from our original store.
With over a century in business, a satisfied customer is still our most important goal.
Customers have trusted L.L.Bean, Inc., for quality apparel, outdoor equipment and expert advice since 1912. With headquarters in Freeport, Maine, the company has grown from a one-man operation to a global organization with annual sales of $1.61 billion. In 2014, L.L.Bean employed nearly 5,000 people year-round. Nearly 10,000 people worked for L.L.Bean during the 2014 winter holiday season.