In 1978, Mary Grossman was a single mother raising her daughter when they decided to move to Huntington Beach, Ca. There she saw an opportunity to purchase a small pet store. At the time, she had one part-time groomer and was working seven (7) days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. After working many long hours, Mary's business grew into a very successful pet grooming and retail operation. Mary's commitment to the highest quality motivated her to continuously search for the best products. When she met Joseph Meeks, a chemist, her search was over and together, they came up with formulas that produce products that were safe and effective for pets.
A new manufacturing business was established in 1986. It started as a small shop with only six (6) products and eight (8) employees. Nature's Specialties from its humble beginning has grown and developed into a large factory with 96 products, some of them are recipients of prize winning products in the industry. In line with its enormous growth, Nature's Specialties acquired additional tanks, equipment, and increased its employees. The company enhanced its sales growth and developed sales and distributors both in national and international markets. Nature's Specialties continues to grow in spite of many trials including the loss of Mary’s husband in 2004 and a complete meltdown of the entire factory due to a fire in 2009. The company, equipped only with a fire proof cabinet, a Bible, loyal employees and customers with faith and conviction to move forward, was saved and has continued to grow into a much larger entity.
Our products are recognized in the Grooming industry as premium products and are used by many competitive groomers. We appreciate the trust and loyalty that groomers have awarded us and we have been showing our support through sponsorships with many professional grooming competitions such as Barkleigh Groom Expo "The Winner Circle", who for many years have been offering awards as high as $30,000. Nature's Specialties products were also used on "Animal Planet's" reality TV show series "Groomer Has It", the CBS TV "Great American Dog", Intergroom, WPA, Fun in the Sun, and others. We are proud to support and to partner with the groomers.
We are growing strong and have enjoyed many successes. We are confident our plans for new and innovative products will assure further growth.