AIR Company began in 1980 under the guidance of owners Greta Heida and Stacy Bock. It started with a brilliant new product idea from a Bay Area artist who needed a sales agent, who then told another creator who needed sales help, who told another craftsperson, and AIR Company (Artists In Residence) took off from there. Having serviced all of Northern California themselves in the early days, Greta and Stacy understand first hand the retail strengths and challenges of the entire territory. We continue our hands on approach through our talented sales team, as our industry evolves.

Our product collection speaks to the style and innovation that surrounds us in Northern California. We have product appropriate for a diverse customer base, from gourmet grocery accounts to fine stationery and gift stores. We also work with some of the largest key accounts in the country.

We pride ourselves on being the best link possible between our vendors and retailers when it comes to response time, order processing, and problem solving. Our sales team understands the need to be fully engaged in their territory, paying regular visits to their accounts, and being in front of their buyers as often as possible. Our sales team covers Northern California and Northern Nevada.

AIR Company is part of the collaborative team behind the new up and coming INDIE Market gift show, held twice a year at the breathtaking Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA (near Berkeley). The super positive response to the ‘retro industrial’ character of the show is very exciting to be a part of. Our retailers benefit from seeing fresh product releases prior to other trade shows across the country, and the production team is always on the lookout for new ‘makers and innovators’ to enhance the show’s buying experience.

If you’re a retailer and would like a rep to visit you, go to our Contact Us page, send us an email and we’ll have your territory rep get back to you right away. If you’re a vendor and are looking for a rep group that can help build your brand and grow your business, send us an email and either Greta or Stacy will be in touch to discuss product submission steps.

We look forward to our partnership with you.