Our company's story ...
began when a young couple with a thirst for adventure uprooted their family of five (known as the 5 J's) from their comfortable life in Denmark back in the summer of 1982.
Their bold move to relocate to fantabulous Northern California on a whim really, all came down to finding a home, 3 schools for their children (High School, Middle School, and Elementary), and of course staking out a location or at least an opportunity for creating a subsidiary to their company back home -
all within a couple of weeks time.
At the last hour, literally - before jumping back on the airplane all the pieces fell into place and within a few months the 5 J's found themselves in new surroundings living THE DREAM.
The subsidiary was named Cillus Company Inc. and for the first many years the warehouse was filled with a wide variety of goods from Denmark until Educational Toys took over and became the main product line. With customers such
as Toys R Us and Walt Disney business was great.
The 5 J's thrived, and so the original plan of talking about moving back to Scandinavia after a couple of years
NEVER came up. Annual summer trips back home refueled the family every year and continues to do so to this day!
Jump forward to 1996 - The "young couple's" thirst for adventure was still very much alive. So, off they went on a one month Safari trip to Africa. Before leaving they asked their youngest J, who had just graduated from college, to hold down the fort while they were gone. And that's where I come in ...
Tealights & Votives
& our Mission