History of Saleslink
Our history begins with the incorporation of Rumage & Brown in 1948 by Ben Rumage & Jim Brown.
Rumage & Brown has a proven track record of success, always surpassing the goals of manufacturers looking for reps and customers’ expectations.
The company began as a Chicago based hardware manufacture’s representative organization and has continued to evolve with the industry and expand its footprint nationally. We have established a reputation of employing only top-level industry professionals. These professionals hail from key management roles at well-known companies such as; Ace Hardware, True Value Hardware, Orgill, Quill, Masco, and Quickie Manufacturing.
In 2005, recognizing the ever-evolving needs of the hardware industry, Saleslink was created. The Saleslink infrastructure was developed to provide regional key account management and field sales support from independent sales reps, leveraging the manufacturer and customer corporate initiatives. Saleslink has grown rapidly to an organization of over 40 people, representing some of the finest brands in retail.
In 2013, we incorporated both Rumage & Brown and Saleslink under the Saleslink brand – leveraging the best of both companies to create an all-encompassing sales and service solution.
Saleslink is a new breed of sales organization that has evolved from well over 100 combined years of experience in professional sales representation in the retail marketplace.
The retail landscape is ever-changing and evolving, and puts demands on the manufacturer to not only educate the merchandising teams of multi-outlet retailers and programs, but once the sale is made, to get that message out in the “field.” Saleslink provides our manufacturing partners with a nationwide sales force to better assure placement with retailers. As hardware manufacturer’s representatives, we have a dynamic team that will work with you to get your product out there, so that you can focus on what you do best.
This is where Saleslink takes independent representation to a whole new level…
The retail landscape can be difficult to navigate, let us guide you to success. Contact Saleslink Reps today to speak to one of our independent sales reps and start getting your product on the shelves. Our team is ready to work with you on the perfect corporate and field sales solutions for your business.