The (fairly long but rather entertaining) Story of Staggwood, Inc.
Staggwood, Inc. was born in 2009 and began as a small one-man-band operation out of a 2-car garage in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Kevin, an injured non-union employee of a multi-gazillion dollar national corporation, needed to find a new income source to support his family. Having inherited his father in laws tool collection when he’d passed years before, Kevin blew off the dust and set to work. After several hours of toiling away, much to the initial chagrin of his wife (the beautiful and devoted Amanda) he'd made this, his first "box".
On seeing the reward of his efforts, she said two words. ”Make more!” And so, he did!
The local Green Market & Craft Fair in the picturesque downtown area of beautiful Fort Pierce, Florida (shameless plug) were happy to welcome Kevin Stagg, Maker of Boxes. And oh, how he grew! Even his admiring offspring became involved making Staggwood a truly family run enterprise.
2016 saw the craftsman’s father, we’ll call him Ron because, well, that’s his name, invest in the company by way of a “laser engraver”. And oh, how they grew!
2017 saw a further investment but in a much different vein. They acquired “Ocean Inspired Mailbox Brackets and Wall Art” from a local one-woman-band operation called Simply Burtons. Susan Burton had needed a hobby and Susan never went in on anything half way!
SB comprised a whopping 8ft by 4 ft CNC routing machine, numerous items of pre-cut PVC stock, software, online shops, all the designs thus far created and an already hugely successful website.
Kevin had great plans for his new toy and set to work (almost) immediately. Toiling away once again on an exciting new project, Amanda knew she may not see him for a while. Once again, he handmade & diligently hand finished beautiful, functional & affordable custom pieces for his loyal customers.
Amanda had ideas of her own! Her recent lack of enthusiasm in her Real Estate career largely hinged on her husband’s massive successes in his chosen paths. She had, however, begun a sideline move making Closing Gifts by use of the “Laser Engraver” and bamboo cutting boards, which was becoming increasingly popular with her own circle at the office.
“Make more” her clever husband stated. So, she did!
Happy Closing Gifts was born in 2017 and is now massively successful and hugely popular stretching the entire Treasure Coast of Florida and soon became part of Staggwood, Inc’s increasing circle.
Soon after, Ocean Notions and The Custom Artisan, both also featuring works from other local artists, were created and are included under the Staggwood, Inc banner.
Staggwood, Inc. Truly family owned and operated since 2009. Just ask the kids!
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Last updated July 2018