Paragon™ the most evolved dual tier sink in the industry.
We lead and others follow far behind. Once of the hallmarks of Rachiele is the belief that constant innovation is a good thing. Relying on a success leads to stagnation. I encourage all employees to think outside of the box and to spend a great deal of time innovating. Our rate of innovation is high and all employees are encouraged to offer new sink designs, develop better ways to improve work flow, and to initiate ways to improve our quality and enhance our customer experience. I have a team that is nothing short of brilliant. They all contribute significant innovations that are valuable to the company. I have found that hiring innovators is paramount to any other trait.
So, what exactly is a workstation sink?
The intent behind the design is to speed up the process of food preparation and clean-up. For generations, sink designs were stagnant and very inefficient. As a former kitchen designer, I found no sink on the market that was designed to compliment the invention of the dishwasher. All sink designs made no sense to me. My first design was a single bowl sink with a rear corner drain. Believe it or not, this type of sink, back in 1999, was as rare as white elephants! My simple design was, at first, a difficult sell. However, the more families that used my design, the more positive comments became known to the "big guys" in my industry. It took a long time, but the large sink manufacturers finally began to stick their toe in the single bowl sink waters. With hundreds of positive testimonials, and hundreds of positive threads on Gardenweb, I was certain that innovating was the key to success. I then set my sites on designing the first workstation sink in the industry. I saw a need for a more efficient sink and concluded a step system inside a single bowl sink would allow for a cutting board and a metal grid to sit on the step. This design would allow for food preparation on the sink instead of on the countertop. Almost instantly, my invention (Signature Series) became the bulk of our orders. This time, the "big guys" were watching. Very quickly companies like Kohler and the Galley Sink companies made their versions of my design. Soon after, most sink companies around the world were showcasing their versions of my original design. Early on though, I developed the first dual tier sink on the market, called Evolution™. I was awarded three patents on the design. This design had two internal steps, allowing for accessories on both tiers. Since this design was patented, the "big guys" had to use the flange as the top tier of their dual tier designs - which I never considered, as there are significant pitfalls to the design. I then came up with an idea to recapture the lost space of my step system (Signature Series). I created NexGen™. Instead of a step, I designed a ledge system that recaptured the lost inch of space below the step. NexGen™has become 90% of our sales, almost since the day I developed the design. As mentioned above, I encourage my employees to innovate. I hired a young lady in February of 2020 as my assistant. Just a few months after she was hired, she came to me with an idea for a new sink design. She said I should combine my Signature Series step with the NexGen™ ledge system to design a new dual tier sink. I was so impressed with her design I ran across the parking lot to my factory and sketched out a design and had my team build the first Paragon™ sink! That design is now about 30% of our sales. Now you know the whole story. I encourage you to call and have a sink designed for your family. Every design, except Evolution™, has a value for different families. In my opinion, there is no point to the Evolution™ design now that we have Paragon™.