Rachiele Custom Sink History...
The photo to the left was taken soon after we opened the factory. You are seeing about 1/2 of the factory from this vantage point. As a side note, the American Flag was the first thing we set up. We are proud to be manufacturing in the USA.
Prior to 1997, I was a full time kitchen designer. I designed luxury kitchens, specializing in ergonomic and timeless design. In late1997 I discovered the internet and began selling cabinetry online. That ended up becoming my full time job. I started a company called Luxury Home Products in late 1997. I represented and sold everything from cabinetry to lighting fixtures, sinks, faucets and ceiling fans. The company (Luxury Home Products) became on of the largest of its kind online. In early 1998 decided to run my sink design ideas past some of the major sink manufacturers - as I found virtually all sinks on the market to be lacking in ergonomic design. Virtually everyone that I spoke to was uninterested. I then decided to patent some of my ideas. I was awarded quite a few patents. Next, I found a high end metal fabrication factory locally to build my sinks to my specifications. I started the Rachiele custom sink company in 1999. I started to get many requests from kitchen dealers so I set the company up to sell directly to dealers and we amassed over 140 dealers across the US and Canada. After almost a decade, my designs became so intricate and my options so diverse that it became difficult to pass that information through a dealer to the end user. In 2008 I decided it would be best to sell direct to the end user, bypassing the dealer. All of our dealers, thankfully, understood and we parted ways as friends. Also in 2008 I decided to drop all imported products from my Luxury Home Products company and change the name to "The USA Home". I had countless problems with faucet manufacturers and constant daily warranty claims - all except Waterstone. That decision turned a 3 million dollar a year company (Luxury Home Products) into a half million dollar a year company overnight - now called The USA Home. I have no regrets.
Now on to the good stuff:
The best part of all of this is I have not worked a day since 1998. What I do on a daily basis is fun for me. In fact, I was asked what my retirement plans were and I had never thought about retiring for quite some time. Once I thought about it, I realized, there was nothing I would rather do that what I do every day.
The new facility has allowed me to lower prices and to speed up our time frames significantly and offer quality and precision that I had not been able to provide in the past. I look forward to offering even finer quality at lower prices and faster than ever. Thank you for your consideration.
Update September 27, 2016
We are creeping up on our 200th sink made in the new factory since mid June and we have been able to easily keep up with production. Business is booming and we are so grateful for the wonderful employees that allow me to offer the best of the best to you!
Update October 17, 2016
Now that everything is running smoothly at the factory and lead times are very short, we will be venturing out into other local sheet metal project opportunities. These projects, in now way, will increase the sink production time. Custom sinks will always be our primary focus.
Update December 27, 2016
What a year we had! Sales soared beyond my wildest dreams. Our new factory has enabled us to produce a higher quality product while speeding up lead times.
It is that time of year to be thankful and to pay it forward. This year we brought donuts and bagels for 50 fine Apopka Police department workers. We also left paid gift cards at the local Race Trac gas station and instructed the workers to use them for anything police officers would like during the holiday. We hope this inspires you to do a little something for those who do so much for us. We have a show for you courtesy of Elon Musk of Tesla.