Stone House Mixes began when Suzanne and Jennifer opened a scrapbook store. Wait – I know what you’re thinking – what does that have to do with dips? Well, scrapbookers are a snacking bunch and we needed to feed them! We thought our customers should be able to buy whatever it was that we were going to make for them. After looking into a couple of big “party” companies, we decided to do it ourselves….and so Jen’s Delicious Dips was created!
Our first two years were incredible! We loved meeting all sorts of people, traveling all over, and of course shopping those craft shows. At the holidays, we had a kiosk at the local mall, and throughout the years we helped groups earn money with our fundraising program. You won’t actually find us located in a Stone House. The company was named after the house my grandparents built in 1942 – where my mother grew up, where my grandmother, myself, and daughter currently live. In early 2008, we decided to expand the wholesale division – we closed the scrapbook store and moved into a warehouse in Greensburg. We took on a new name, a new look, and a few new team members! We hope you enjoy the new packaging, and of course the new flavors.
UPDATE 7/20/10 – So, my dad just read this and called me upset that he wasn’t mentioned! My mom, Suzanne, is back to managing the moving company that she owns full time. While she does help with new flavors, show schedules, etc, she just doesn’t have the time it takes to help with the dips anymore… Jay, my dad, became my partner in October of 2008 and plays an important supervisory (ha!) role in all aspects of the company. Occassionally, you may also see dad working the booth at shows. We don’t allow this very often, so consider it a special treat if you get the chance to see him in action. He also stops by the warehouse with donuts sometimes. Seriously, without him we would not have been able to expand so much in the past few years and we all appreciate him very much.
UPDATE 9/12/11 – Probably should update this page a little more often! Earlier this year, I was able to “buy out” my dad’s half of the partnership – that felt really good! You’ll still find him hanging around our booth at local shows, and if we are really needing the help, sometimes we even let him manage his own booth. We’ve added people to our office and mixing staff, and there’s more stores carrying our dips and more SHM distributers out there than I ever imagined. Most importantly, Sean and Seanie have come into my daughter and my life, and we couldn’t be happier. Sean, who is a crafter as well, and I met at a craft show and we were just meant for each other!
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