For most entrepreneurs, that’s where it starts—a big idea that meets a need and possibly even transforms an industry. It takes an entrepreneur to take that idea and run with it. That was true for me when I started Tropical Labs and when I sit down with my clients it’s true for them as well.
Our Big Idea—a sunscreen soaked and individually packaged towelette—when we started in 1998 took us from a single product to many, from one distribution model to several, and eventual transition into full-scale contract manufacturing. We now fulfill in many verticals, including personal care, household care, pet, co-packing, plant-based products, food packing, OTC, organic, and more, serving many amazing clients worldwide.
From our earliest days as a start-up, we had to be flexible, creative, and scrappy. To survive against bigger, more experienced competitors, we had to be fiercely focused on delighting our clients and developing exceptional client relationships. More than 20 years later, that’s still our mindset. We create a place of true partnership with our clients.
Today, “we can’t do that” isn’t part of our vocabulary. When we meet with new clients for the first time, they know we’ve been where they are, and that we can help them get where they want to be. Through a forward-looking and innovative approach to the personal care space, Tropical Labs serves as a launching pad for both small and large companies.
Our clients can quickly enter and dominate markets, thanks to the hundreds of innovative stock formulas already in our current recipe box. Furthermore, we help accelerate market penetration with our in-house marketing and social media experts.
As the founder of Tropical Labs, the most important and key element I bring to the table is my passion for great relationships, doing things right, innovation, and partnerships. We have carefully assembled a team over the years, professionals who are the best of the best. We’ve brought together exceptional talent and commitment — not to mention winning personalities —and when our team collaborates with clients, we create a true product-to-market experience that is unparalleled.
Our motto is “whatever it takes”
Our motto is “whatever it takes,” meaning our entire team is invested in getting it done and getting it done right — with the quality, consistency, and innovation our clients deserve. If you have a vision, we can execute it. If you want the WOW factor at competitive price points, that’s our sweet spot! We bend over backwards for our clients, and it shows.
My passion and the passion of my team, is working with our clients to bring their dreams and their products to market,working with innovation, advanced technology, strategic partnerships while forming some of the best relationships in the process.
Who we are today:
- Innovative R&D
- Organic – Ecocert USDA – Ecocert Cosmos
- Personal care/anti-aging
- Pet care
- Household care
- Incubator and Accelerator for entrepreneurs
- Launching pad for new businesses
Whether you’re a startup or have an existing product line, when you work with Tropical Labs, you will quickly learn that we love what we do.
President at Tropical Labs
Creator of BAPL and ZenDogen