Our company is a family-owned company. I’ve always loved Halloween. It is safe to say that if it wasn't for my wife keeping my spending habits in check, I’d have a house full of Halloween stuff. When I discovered Department 56 came out with a Halloween village, I knew I wanted to start collecting it. As my collection grew, I tried different ways of displaying my pieces, but was never satisfied with how they turned out. It always seemed like something was missing. Having experience with model trains, I decided to create a landscape platform for my pieces to be displayed on. As it turned out, that was exactly what was missing. The platform took my village to an entirely new level. I really enjoyed my new hobby of creating displays for my village that was growing bigger and bigger.
It was suggested that I turn my hobby into a part time business by selling my displays to other collectors. With the help of my sister Pat who collected the Dickens village, we started doing just that.