About

Springtime-Santa is a manufacturers rep agency with over 40 years of experience representing seasonal product manufacturers.  Multiple complementary product lines give our customers an easy one-stop shop to create and customize their product assortment.  Our sales team is experienced in retail, e-commerce, & wholesale trade channels, with specialties in Christmas lighting, artificial trees, social expressions (gift wraps and bags), Halloween, Valentines, Easter, and Patriotic decor.  Other core competencies include patio furniture, outdoor living, and other seasonal items. Click here for a full list of manufacturers.

Our 5 person sales team, along with 4 sales assistants, provide expert assistance in helping our customers build profitable business opportunities by matching our manufacturers strengths up to our customers needs.  We believe in building strong, long lasting relationships with both our manufacturing community and our customers by being fair, honest, and maintaining a high degree of integrity.  Many of our lines have been with us for over 20 years or more and our customer relationships for even longer.

We call on independent, regional, and national retailers and wholesalers in our categories.   The focus of our customer base is centered on the mid-western states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.  Since each of our salespeople specialize by account, we provide customer-centric service and can think big picture to deliver the best possible service..

In the spring of 2014, we moved to a new 6,000 SQ’ space in Buffalo Grove, IL.  featuring extensive showroom, meeting and office space.  The new location is a state of the art facility with products professionally displayed.   The office is 10 miles North of O’Hare Airport and about 30 miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago.  For further directions, click here.

Our customers are always looking for the next up and coming product lines and we are always open to discuss new business opportunities that expand our customer’s experience.   Since we have strong relationships and wide-spread distribution channels, we are open to discuss how we can help expand distribution and “grow the business.”  Please feel free to contact us for any of your business needs.

About the Owner

Ken Brandt: President and Sales Representative

While managing the day-to-day operations of the rep agency, I take pride in maintaining close relationships with customers and manufacturers, built over many years of involvement in the seasonal business. Special product expertise includes a concentration in patio furniture, outdoor living, Christmas/Halloween and other seasonal décor. I’m married with two kids, living in the North West suburbs of Chicago. When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with the family and our black labrador retriever. Sports are an interest, especially the White Sox, Bears, Bulls, & Blackhawks. Graduated from Indiana University.