John Grob is a fourth generation Washingtonian who began his career in 1970 assuming the management of Pelzman-Grob Company (a regional distributor of housewares) following the untimely passing of his father.
In 1979, with market changes reducing the dependency of retailers to purchase their products through distributors, he decided to form an independent manufacturer's sales agency to offer more value and added services in an industry that he became well familiar with.
J.Grob Associates was founded to establish the highest standard of sales and marketing available for the wholesale industry. Started by representing a hybrid of manufacturers and importers of upscale and innovative products in the Housewares industry; we have now expanded into the Gift, Accessory, Furniture, Gourmet Foods, Home Décor, Home Fragrance, Stationery and Tabletop industries. What began as five individuals selling in four states has grown into 13 individuals carrying 30+ suppliers across nine states.