How it all got started
1999: The business RES eCom, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Rick Smith who grew up in Grafton and Wilmington, Vermont, skied at Stratton and Mount Snow ski resorts for years and was an avid trout fisherman. He has two Bachelor Degrees; one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Information Technology. After a short career as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace Machining industry, Rick's life changed dramatically with a spinal cord injury, and he was forced to change careers.
"Life dealt me a pretty heavy blow and the career I loved as a Manufacturing Engineer and Aerospace Machinist, simply wasn't practical any longer. So, in 1999 I decided that since I was so familiar with Vermont, why not create a website to help some of Vermont's smaller businesses sell Vermont specialty foods, maple syrup products, and woodenware items over the Internet. I contracted a marketing firm who came up with the phrase PIECES OF VERMONT® as the most appropriate way to describe the services and products I intended to incorporate into the site. The web address www.PiecesOfVermont.com (POVT) was then registered, and after a 4 month development time, the website was launched and we started shipping orders from Vermont in early 2000. Fast forward to today... Now we have one drop-shipping partner and refined product offerings to a core niche of specialty maple sugar candy gifts. Specifically, maple candy shapes that you won't find on other websites. Sure, we still sell a few other maple products, but our specialty is candy. Rest assured though, anything you'll find on this website is the best of the best and not simply something we're just trying to sell. We stand behind every product with a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE." - Rick, Founder
Presently: We are excited to announce that as of October 2022 our drop-shipper Maple City Candy in Swanton Vermont is under new management and we'd like to introduce you to a few of the store staff. Coming soon!
Customer Service: Our goal is to provide you with immediate answers to your questions or concerns. Therefore, feel free to call us at (800) 507-7721 up until 9:00PM EST 7-days a week. Or, use the "Chat with us" below. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as quickly as possible. And if you REALLY need to reach us immediately, feel free to text Rick & Trish (the owners) at (305) 890-6862. We're here for you, our valued customers!