Katherines Collection has found its niche creating products which bring back the nostalgia of childhood.
Katherines Collection at Silver Lake Inc., co-owned by Wayne and Katherine Kleski, was started by the couple as a Home Party Plan in 1991. In 1994, the couple decided to evolve their Twinsburg business into an import company, an act which has spurred the growth of the company. For the last five years, Katherines Collection has established itself as a trendsetter in the gift and decorative accessory market.
The collection includes items such as original numbered dolls, handcrafted baskets, porcelain products and Victorian mirrors, among others. The company counts as one of its competitive advantages the ability to design unique, high quality products.
The Kleskis have been astounded by the growth of the company, from four employees in 1994 to 38 today. Katherines Collection sales have increased by more than 800 percent since 1994, with an employee emphasis on excellence in product development and customer service.
The combination of the talents of Katherine and Wayne has been instrumental in this husband and wife teams success, which includes showrooms in Dallas and Chicago and attendance at several trade shows each year.
Katherine works with the companys management to ensure complete customer satisfaction, stays abreast of the status of each department, and acts as a liaison between the company and bankers, contractors and Realtors.
Wayne has used his talent and 25 years of experience to ensure the designs that Katherines Collection presents to the industry are unique and of a high quality. His daily inspiration remains the days he spent as a young boy with his Italian grandmother, from whom he learned the value of hard work, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Kleskis have been very pleasantly surprised by the companys success and are optimistic that growth will continue with their hands-on to approach to business that has nurtured not only the growth of the company, but that of its dedicated staff.