Scentsy began 2010 with 57,777 Consultants, 512 employees, and nearly 200,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. In July 2010, Scentsy upgraded to another new facility. This time, most of the company’s Meridian, Idaho staff (excluding shipping and manufacturing personnel) moved to a new space across the street from the East Lanark location. This new 65,000+ square-foot location will buy the company some much needed elbow room as it continues to grow.
East Lanark will continue to house the company’s warehouse and shipping operations, along with Scentsy’s new Wellness Center, a full-service gym with a full-time fitness trainer, available at no cost to all employees (and at very low cost to their spouses). The Wellness Center opened in February 2010 and is available for use before, during, and after work hours and on Saturdays. Scentsy plans to offer similar services to employees in its Chicago and Kentucky locations in the future.
Automation and expansion continue at a rapid pace. In March 2010, “Alice” and “Fred” were retired and replaced by custom-designed high-speed wickless candle manufacturing equipment affectionately named “Alice2” and “Fred2.”
Also in March 2010, Scentsy hosted DSA member companies for the association’s annual “Companies in Focus” meeting. More than 100 executives from direct selling companies and industry vendors spent two days in the Boise area, learning about what makes Scentsy so successful.
And Orville once again has started raising sheep with his father in his spare time.
The Story Continues
What began in 2003 as a simple idea inspired by ordinary women has since become a thriving international business. And Scentsy continues to grow! Today, the company’s family of more than 100,000 passionate Independent Scentsy Consultants shares the Scentsy experience and the Scentsy difference throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada, with a European expansion currently underway.
Orville and Heidi—along with thousands of Scentsy Consultants and customers—have created something extraordinary that touches thousands of lives each day in profound ways. Orville says it best: “Through the power of our fragrances, the simplicity of our product line, and a deep sense of family at home and at work, we find hope, vision, and an appetite for working hard as a team that binds us together. With Scentsy, we have each found something that speaks to and encourages the best in ourselves and each other.”