We dealt with Cody at DOT, and he was extremely helpful. He showed us around the entire showroom, describing the pros and cons of each patio set. We ended up buying the same patio furniture that he himself owns - he recommended it to us even though it was nowhere near the most expensive set in the showroom, and we really appreciated his honesty and first-hand experience with the furniture. DOT is really interesting because a lot of the furniture goes together, even if it isn't technically part of the same set. We know that in the future if we want to add 'pieces' to our set (e.g., side tables, rocker/swivel chairs, etc.) we will be able to go back and find something that matches. THe case iron furniture is so durable that we were told it doesn't even need to be covered in the winter - and it still has a 10 year warranty.