Armed with a agency perception in customer support from the very starting of their enterprise, Melissa and Doug nonetheless keep in mind what they got here from and what it took to get the place they’re now, over 21 years later. They continue to be passionate in offering solely the best caliber wood toys with out passing on a excessive worth to their prospects. This affirmation is proof of their perception in kids, dad and mom and the household lifestyle.
Again in late summer season of 1988, Doug realized he cherished Melissa. He had hoped the emotions had been mutual. Not eager to danger something lower than a “sure”, Doug determined he’d play it protected and as an alternative of proposing marriage, he requested Melissa to enter enterprise with him. Good man as a result of it labored! They constructed enterprise plans and went to work growing them in Doug’s dad or mum’s storage. Concepts flourished within the creation of wood toys that had been instructional and enjoyable for youngsters to play with. Quick ahead 21 years later and at this time, the comfortable couple share their love and keenness for offering top quality merchandise, conventional in sturdy, long-lasting supplies.
Again in 1991, the “Fuzzy Farm” puzzle was the primary wood toy launched within the Melissa and Doug assortment. With the realism of “fuzz” the couple was amazed that kids everywhere in the nation allow them to know they did not actually know there was such a factor as a fuzzy pig.
Wood toys by design are among the many most sturdy of all. They stand the check of time and convey again fond recollections of early childhood. Melissa and Doug perceive this and have created many various kinds of toys through the years together with magnetic sample blocks units, flooring puzzles, doll homes and toy vans. There are numerous others merchandise within the strategy of improvement.
From an academic perspective, many wood toys assist kids develop their cognitive and advantageous motor expertise. Research present considering processes for youngsters from ages 2-1/2 to four are enhanced by faux play actions. Once they place shapes appropriately in a wood block or a state as a substitute in a United States flooring puzzle, kids foster their recall and recognition expertise whereas having enjoyable on the identical time!
One of many foremost contributors to Melissa and Doug enterprise success is that they had been and nonetheless stay adamant about preserving operational prices low, even throughout growth. Again of their early years, their worker base grew however they remained steadfast on limiting purchases in workplace tools, with employees members sharing one desk. They’d many chairs and had been too busy taking orders to care!
At the moment Melissa and Doug proceed to reside out their inspirational success. They now have an upgraded workplace constructing with sufficient desks for every worker. Their new facility is massive with loads of room to spare to deal with their rising worker base.
They proved the American dream continues to be alive and nicely. They made their desires come true and as they did, their romantic desires got here true too after they had been ultimately married; after their enterprise plans had been accomplished in fact. At the moment their product line contains lots of of toys, that are making desires come true for a lot of 1000’s of youngsters yearly.