The LiteShower story is a personal story.
My name is Gary Tang and I'm an engineer turned entrepreneur. I was working in the medical device industry back
in the early 2000's. I designed a portable wheelchair ramp
for people in wheelchairs
to access their homes and automobiles. My idea was to make these ramps foldable like suitcases. For the larger size ramps,
they can also split into two separate suitcases. The product was very successful. So I quit my job and started Nova Health
Products in 2003. Today, the LiteRamp™ portable wheelchair ramps are produced in large quantities.
The idea of a portable indoor shower stall was a pure accident.
A friend of mine had a dog. The dog needs frequent bathing due to a skin condition. My friend was washing the dog in the bathtub,
which is a headache for cleanup. So I came up with the basic design of a portable shower stall, which eventually became LiteShower. A US patent was granted to me in 2012.
Selling LiteShower to dog owners was a failure. Although in later years, we did sell some shower units to dog kennels and
humane societies around the nation, the major use for LiteShower was obviously not for pets.
Then I realized the shower stall was ideal for someone in a wheelchair because the shower tray is collapsible. In fact, a portable
and wheelchair-accessible shower was a great complementary to my main line of products. So I made a few design changes,
added several different models including the Tall model, the Recliner model, and the Showe-in-bed model, and started marketing the deice as a low-cost alternative to roll-in showers and walk-in tubs. It turned out to be a great success. Today, our portable shower stalls are used by home owners and apartment dwellers, as well as the US department of Homeland Security, the department of VA, and hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools and churches, hotels, local municipalities, and DME's.
We are based in the Richmond, Virginia. LiteShower is entired produced in the USA.