While we have a steadily growing business and number of employees here at Jonas Paul Eyewear, at our core is a small business mentality and family-centered work culture. We may have started with only three employees (Ben, Laura, and of course Jonas, our de-facto CEO), but we have come a long way! Take a stroll down memory lane with us and see where we started, where we are today, and some of our major milestones in between.
From a small business, with love.
Our business officially began on December 3, 2013! Jonas Paul, the inspiration behind our company, was born in March of 2013. His birth sparked the idea of his sweet dad and mom, Ben & Laura Harrison, to launch a company that builds kids' confidence and corrects and protects vision. Jonas Paul Eyewear wouldn't exist today without the dedication, drive, and creativity of these three.
We launched our Home Try-On Kit for kids glasses! This has been a game changer for our business and allows customers to try on glasses at home before they buy them. If you haven't ordered one before, be sure to check 'em out now! You get to try 7 frames for 7 days and just $1.
Here's a sneak peek at a busy day for us in 2014! Safe to say we've come a long way.
The Harrison family was featured on NBC's Nightly News! We can't explain how equally exciting and nervewracking it is to be featured on a national show. We love sharing our story with the world, and we are so thankful when we get opportunities like this to spread our mission and vision with those around the globe.
We officially began our partnership with Vitamin Angels in our effort to end childhood blindness! We are so excited at what the future holds with this partnership, and can't wait until we have impacted over 1 million kids and families around the globe. We may be a small company, but our mission is mighty!
We were named No. 573 on the Inc. 5000 - this marks the second year in a row we were included on the list of fastest growing privately-held companies in the US!
This year marked not one but TWO new product categories for us - sunglasses and blue light glasses. Check out our kids sunglasses, sunglasses for teens, kids blue light glasses, and teens blue light glasses!
We were named No. 777 on the Inc. 5000 - this marks the THIRD year in a row we were included on the list of fastest growing privately-held companies in the US!
We launched our own app to allow virtual try-ons, PD measurements, and more right from home.
We were featured on GMA's Deals & Steals! Here's a look at our outgoing packages the day we were featured (shoutout to our amazing USPS carrier for making multiple trips this day!):
...and to think those are just the highlights! We are so thankful for every single way in which our customers have helped us get to where we are today, and can't wait to see where the next eight years take us!