OtterBox was founded in 1991 by Curt Richardson. Working out of his garage, he made a completely waterproof box for electronics. After realizing that many electronics would need cases to protect them, he started his own company in 1998. His first products were created for iPods.
OtterBox makes cases and covers for most electronics, including cell phones and tablets. The company sells its cases in almost every electronic store, department store, as well as most online retailers, such as Amazon, Samsung, Google, and Apple. The company acquired case manufacturer LifeProof 2013.
The company has grown tremendously, going from 70 employees in 2009 to more than 550 employees in 2015 and increasing annual revenue from $347 million in2011 to $2 billion in 2015.