Letter From Our President

August 1, 2011

Friends of Maine Cottage,

Russell and Mackenna is the company I started alongside my daughter almost a decade ago. To say it has been an interesting journey is an understatement. We've laughed, cried and worked really hard to build a brand with a reputation for excellence. Our mission statement has been a guiding principle since the early days in the garage. It's a simple mission-to build furniture that lifts the spirit and holds its value over time.

This Winter I was saddened and surprised to learn that the future of a fellow grass-roots company, manufacturing in America, was at risk. That company was Maine Cottage. We were fortunate to be in a position to acquire the brand and carry on the 23-year legacy. It should be said, however, that we fully appreciate the challenges that lie ahead as we bring these operations together under the same roof.

At Russell and Mackenna it has been a team effort to create something from nothing. Our team and what we have been able to create is proof that the American Dream is still very much alive. And it is on the shoulders of this team that we confidently pin our hopes for the future of Maine Cottage.

I speak for all of our employees when I tell you that we are fully dedicated to bringing you the highest quality furniture and customer service in the industry. The mission of the combined companies continues on to build furniture that lifts the spirit and holds its value over time.


Sincerely,

Larry Strassner
President