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Hardware Renaissance was founded in 2002 with the mission to be a different kind of hardware company- to offer the very best, hand crafted hardware with artistic soul. Each piece is designed so it’s distinctive, and it feels comfortable to the hand. They choose the best materials. They engineer it to work flawlessly for years. They craft it sustainably, and they finish it with artistry.
At Claybrook, family values inspire everything that they do. The owned stone processing facility has given them full ownership and accountability of every step they take in our process, from the raw materials to the finished piece. Inspired by the family’s British heritage, Claybrook has carved out a reputation for unique design, refinement, and impeccable quality that their customers can count on.
No matter what piece of the decorative plumbing spectrum your customers purchase from you, sooner or later they’re going to need to clean it. And when they do, they’ll rely on you for expert advice and the products to clean, polish and protect their investment. That’s when you’ll want to introduce them to Flitz International.
Stone-Drew/Ashe & Jones (SDAJ) was created through the 1989 merger of two Seattle firms with roots going back to the 1950s. Over the years, SDAJ has established long-term relationships with manufacturers and customers alike, attracted knowledgeable and dedicated employees, and fostered continuity of leadership and a forward-thinking focus.
The Phoenix Sales Group’s mission is to provide the highest level of insight into the Luxury Decorative Plumbing industry in the NY, NJ and CT tri-state area and beyond. Michael Varian and Matt Matragas founded The Phoenix Sales Group in June 2020, rising from the ashes of the pandemic to grow and support the market for manufacturers and distributors.
Gordon Bertrand, owner of Tira Global, started his plumbing career as the National Sales Manager for Custom Luxury Bath Products, who was the Canadian distributor for Blanco, Grohe, Trim to the Trade and Bathroom Jewelry. Years later, in 1999, he started his own agency, Tira Global.