PoshHaus, a new e-commerce company offering high-style, high-quality products for the home, including kitchen, bathroom, appliances, housewares and furniture, has begun operations in the Business Incubator Program at the Hannah Grimes Center.
Husband and wife team Robert and Krysta Parisi bring over 25 years of combined experience in the kitchen, bath and furniture retail and ecommerce industries. Prior to founding PoshHaus, they led their previous employer to “Internet Retailer’s TOP 500” six years in a row.
The Parisi’s formed RK Parisi Enterprises, Inc. and PoshHaus earlier this year, moving the newly created business and their family of four children from Kentucky to Keene, New Hampshire. The Hannah Grimes Center was instrumental in their decision to locate in Keene.
“Krysta and I wanted to embrace a ‘homesteading’ way of life, raising our own food and building a sustainable future for our children” said Robert Parisi. “We plan on being 75% off the commercial food grid within five years. No air conditioning and very little TV; just a lot of hard work and creative energy to build a quality green lifestyle.”
The Parisi’s were also looking for local programs and resources supportive of entrepreneurs, and small businesses. They found this in the programs, workshops and business incubator space provided by the Hannah Grimes Center.
“The Hannah Grimes Center helped make the move to New Hampshire a smooth one for us” said Parisi. “We’re not sure of how we would have been able to accomplish so much, so fast without the Business Incubator Program and the tools and resources of the Hannah Grimes Center.”
A proven model for successful business creation and growth, The Business Incubator Program at Hannah Grimes provides programs, services, office space, and a network of resources in which new and emerging businesses can grow and thrive. Hannah Grimes is best suited for start-ups and businesses poised to grow beyond the bounds of the dining room table or spare bedroom.
“The Keene area offered the progressive rural lifestyle we were looking for and a supportive infrastructure for entrepreneurs. We could have moved anywhere; Keene is ideal for us.”
Since going live in June, PoshHaus’ online catalog of products has grown to nearly 10,000 items (www.poshhaus.com). The Parisi’s expect to grow product options to over 50,000 items by early 2013. Customers may also do business via telephone, or with a personal consultation. But before PoshHaus decides to offer a product to its customers the product must pass a rigorous review process. Over 100 attributes are assessed with an emphasis on energy efficiency, quality and value, sustainable production, and made in the USA.
According to Parisi, “The PoshHaus mission is simple; we keep our customers on the forefront of home improvement, housewares and good living by offering competitively priced, high quality products. We provide each customer with excellent service and make available accurate, expert product knowledge.” Parisi adds, “When people shop online, they expect convenience, selection and exceptional service. We use our experience and expertise to consistently exceed those expectations.”
For more information about PoshHaus, visit www.poshhaus.com or call 888-450-4901.