About Us

The Smart Retract company originated from simply wanting a better safety gate than anything on the market. Now, more than a decade later, the company has grown to focus exclusively on innovative retractable products for home or business. Our smart products include Retract-A-Gate which is a retractable safety gate for kids and pets and the Bow Wow Barrier which is an exterior door retractable pet barrier to help keep pets from dashing outside.

What makes our brand smart is the unique engineering, design, and rigorous testing that goes into manufacturing each new product. Our hard work yields products with a fine balance of durability, ease-of-use, and style unmatched by any others on the market.

The Smart Retract Facility

Made in USA

We manufacture our retractable products in the USA and we stand behind them 100%. We guarantee there are no other retractable products which match the ease-of-use, versatility, and functionality of our product lines. This is our promise to you.

Smart Retract has won:

  • iParenting Media Award
  • The Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval
  • JPMA Retract-A-Gate Certification

We were a finalist in:

  • Innovate Illinois business plan and innovation challenge

Business Growth

In 2010, Smart Retract expanded into a large custom-remodeled facility located along the beautiful Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa.

Shipping products quickly has always been important to our customers and to us. To help facilitate these shipping demands, our new location puts us next to a UPS distribution center. This proximity to quick shipping and our high volume of packages gives us a priority service level that our customers enjoy.

Proud member of:

  • The Better Business Bureau
  • The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce
  • The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

Product development

We develop our products in-house with an eye towards exceeding our customers’ demands for innovative solutions which help improve their lives. Customer input is extremely important to us and we value any suggestions or ideas you may have for new, retractable products. Smart Retract is focused on continuously developing new products to make your life better, so please come back and visit us often; you may be surprised at what you find!