Sullivans Acquires Woodstock Chimes
Sullivans has acquired Woodstock Percussion Inc., which will function as a subsidiary under Sullivan Inc.
After five decades of leadership in the industry, Woodstock Chimes founder Garry Kvistad has chosen Sullivans to lead his company into its next generation. The Grammy award-winning musician and his wife Diane started the business in the Hudson Valley in 1979. As they began to plan for the succession of Woodstock Chimes, the Kvistads searched for a well-established company with a market-leading position and a culture of product and customer service excellence. That search eventually led them to home décor industry leader Sullivans.
“Our legacy with Woodstock Chimes is rooted in musical quality and craftsmanship. The product is very, very important to all of us and Sullivans honors and respects what we have created. We found the perfect partner, as Sullivans is highly respected in the industry and they have the marketing expertise and reach to help take Woodstock Chimes to even greater heights,” Kvistad said. He will continue to be an ambassador for the company.
Sullivans was established by the Sullivan family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1968. Today, Sullivans designs and offers on-trend home décor to more than 15,000 retail stores and countless consumers across the country.
Current Woodstock Chimes President Stacey Bowers will continue to lead operations.
In addition to the signature wind chimes, Woodstock Chimes also produces Swarovski crystal suncatchers, bells, gongs, and musical instruments.