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Company Timeline

  • 1934

    Founded by Miles and Alberta Kimball as a direct marketer of personalized Christmas cards

  • 1947

    Walter Drake founded

  • 1949

    Miles passed way; Alberta became president; remained privately held

  • 1992

    Purchased Exposures brand from Boston Capital Partners

  • 1999

    Construction of new Oakwood facility in Oshkosh (opened in 2000)

    Opened Outlet Store in Oshkosh

    Opened new call center in Las Vegas, NV

  • 2002

    Acquired by Blyth, Inc.

  • 2004

    Blyth purchased Walter Drake and Easy Comforts

  • 2005

    Administrative offices move to City Center-Oshkosh

  • 2007

    Closed LVCC, moved Call Center to Oshkosh

  • 2008

    Implementation of new operating software (DAX)

    Blyth purchased As We Change brand

  • 2009

    Moved Walter Drake from Colorado to Oshkosh, WI

    Closed Outlet Store

  • 2013

    Joined forces with CCT

    Updated name to Silver Star Brands

  • 2015

    Blyth purchased Native Remedies and moved to Oshkosh.

    Website launched

    Blyth sold to the Carlyle Group

    Silver Star Brands sold to Crosby Rock LLC, privately held Delaware Corporation