We started in 1992, four of us, owners Jim and Jon, artist Pat, and consultant Peter, were sitting around a kitchen table, trying to find just the right name for our new business – providing fun-filled supplies and materials for schools. Then inspiration struck and Peter exclaimed, "How about 'Really Good Stuff'?" The rest they say is (our) history.
Working side-by-side with educators, we put together a catalog of school supplies inspired by innovative teachers who were creating their own classroom tools. Our goal was to develop fun, colorful products that would fulfill teachers' needs.
Today, bigger, better, and featuring more benefits than ever on hundreds of new products each year, our catalogs reach teachers all across the USA and Canada.
We begin our third decade by renewing our pledge to provide the very best fun, creative, and affordable teaching tools to help you make a difference in your children's lives! And that's our mission! Everything we do is dedicated to providing teachers like you with the highest quality innovative products to help you accomplish your goal of educating your students.
It's your ideas that are the key to our success. With the help of teacher panels and your invaluable input, our on-staff teachers develop exciting, exclusive products – specifically for you. That's how we've been able to keep our extensive collection of high-quality, proprietary teaching materials, school supplies, free resources, and more, right on target! What a great partnership! Have an idea you want to share? We invite you to directly email Jon Sonneborn, one of the owners, with your comments, ideas, and suggestions.
We're proud of our staff of over 100 full-time employees who do it all, from developing innovative products ... to designing our fun-to-browse catalogs and easy-to-navigate website (with new materials added frequently) ... to fulfilling orders quickly from our solar-powered offices on Pepper Street in Monroe, Connecticut.
Our product developers have the teaching expertise to understand your ongoing needs. Our merchandising staff makes sure you know every benefit and feature of every product before you make your purchase. Regardless of the size of the order, our customer service and sales teams are ready to answer all your questions about product design, standards, curriculum, and more. No shipment leaves our distribution center until it has passed a detailed inspection. Then, our operations team packs it with care so you'll receive it in perfect condition. And, of course, everything you buy from Really Good Stuff® is backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.