What was your original vision for the company?
Our goal is to create fun, exciting terrariums grown from seed that will last for years, and to further individuals' interest in plants and nature.
DuneCraft's products are truly unique, exciting, and fun. They are educational and edgy, a hip combination that really creates a win-win-win! We are proud of our quality, proud of the line's content and subject matter, and proud that our products are made and assembled in the United States.
Our products are very customer driven. We get suggestions all the time, and we poll our major distributors and catalogs before we make anything. Our customers are an invaluable source of product development data.
We all try to do the best job we can and have fun doing it. If something is not exciting, or if something is not done right, it's not worth it. Each one of us gives everything we have every day.
What is the most exciting part of your business?
One of the most exciting parts of the business is to help people get excited about plants for the first time and to have a part in their initial excitement blossoming into an encompassing interest. We love to hear how an initial interest sparked by DuneCraft really gets someone really excited about the world of plants.
DuneCraft's Unique Products:
DuneCraft is a nationwide leader in creating innovative, interesting indoor growing kits. All of our products are fun and educational, and each contains a plethora of background information on the plants and science behind each product. The company started four years ago with a single kit that grows over 25 different varieties of cacti from seed. That kit, called Odd Pods, is still a classic today. The company has quickly grown to include a vast assortment of growing kits at a variety of price points. Some of DuneCraft's best-sellers include Carnivorous Creations, the Princess Garden, the Dinosaur Plant, Dragon's Lair, and much more. These kits are great for children of all ages, and are extremely popular in a number of diverse outlets. DuneCraft has also introduced a line of eight different, eye-catching micro-terrariums, the world's smallest terrariums, which only need to be watered once every few months. The $4.99 price point makes these a fantastic novelty. DuneCraft also has an award-winning line of science products that keep children and adults engaged for hours, including Space Sand, Super Snow, Smart Tubes, and a brand new line of kits tailored to the classroom setting.
What makes DuneCraft the leader in growing kits?
DuneCraft has years of experience growing exotic and unusual plants from seed. All of our products are of the highest quality and are made in the USA. We are dedicated to all of our customers and strive to have virtually no backorders. We stand behind all of our products and respond to all issues promptly. All of our complete terrarium kits are easy-to-grow, guaranteed to grow, and will result in beautiful indoor gardens that will last for years.
What keeps things interesting at DuneCraft?
DuneCraft's packaging is colorful, fun, and striking. The goal of the packaging is to communicate the feeling the creation of the garden conveys. Vivid four-color photographs are combined with fun illustrations and exciting, engaging themes. We have a vast assortment of themed kits that are a great fit with our diverse market. DuneCraft also brings out new products twice a year so enthusiasts always have something new to try. At DuneCraft, we test all of our products thoroughly under a variety of conditions. We test seed from every supplier to insure that only the freshest, highest-quality seed is used in our terrarium kits. The point of all this is to insure that every customer receives a kit that works and that they can enjoy growing successfully.
Have you received any awards?
DuneCraft's products have received worldwide recognition including prestigious awards from Creative Child, Parent to Parent, Toy Tips, and The National Parenting Center. In 2005, Super Snow and Space Sand won the Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award as well as the Seal of Excellence from Creative Child Magazine. Carnivorous Creations and the Medieval Herber won the 2005 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine. Also in 2005, Super Snow won the Toy Tips Mark of Excellece Award, as well as the Holiday Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center which the Medieval Herber also won.
So far this year, four of DuneCraft's brand new products have won the 2006 Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award. The Banana Farm, GobbledyGoop, the Tasty Herb Egg, and Pink Polka Dot Splash are all winners of the 2006 Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the only award to ever be honored by Disney.com. All four products have won awards in the categories of Educational Products, Gifts for Children, and Toys/Games.
Our products have appeared on Regis and Kelly, The Early Show, and Good Morning America, as well as being featured in Family Fun, and Boy's Life magazines.
Where and what year was your company founded?
DuneCraft was founded in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in January of 2002, by Grant Cleveland, a serial entrepreneur with a background in accounting, finance, horticulture, and Internet software development. DuneCraft is located in Northeast Ohio and is run by the founder, Grant Cleveland.
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Address: P.O. Box 808 Chagrin Falls, OH 44022