Product development, design, sourcing, and manufacturing
The Associates Group, LLC is a lean, nimble product development, design, sourcing, and manufacturing organization formed by partners Robert Cantwell and Jerry Tombleson.
They combine a unique set of skills with in-depth market understanding, all tightly focused on improving the client’s bottom line.
The Associates Group is continuously creating new products. Here are a couple of our most popular products:
Solarzebo® Integrated Lighting
Solarzebo® gazebo’s and backyard products use an integrated central hub taking advantage of the sun’s power. The central hub has a solar array that collects energy from the sun during the day and charges a battery for lighting at night. The lights will burn 6-8 hours on one charge.
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The newest technology in tent camping!
Wilderness Ridge® Tents have integrated frame and lighting with remote control. Each tent has a central hub with the ability to provide 6-8 hours of lighting as well as charge cell phones or other devices.
Welcome to the 21st century!
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The Associates Group, LLC
The Associates Group, LLC is a lean, nimble product development, design, sourcing, and manufacturing organization formed by partners Robert Cantwell and Jerry Tombleson. They combine a unique set of skills with in-depth market understanding, all tightly focused on improving the client’s bottom line.
Robert Cantwell has applied his unique talent as an industrial designer to create a steady stream of innovative products for some the largest and most respected brands in the outdoor industry.
Jerry Tombleson has served at every level of corporate management, including president, director of product development, and global sales. He is well versed in strategic business planning, financial analysis, and logistics.
Patrick Xu joined the team as Managing Partner Asia, heading up the Asian office, logistics and factory liaison. He is considered an expert in sourcing and management of the product categories of outdoor camping equipment, lawn and garden, backyard products, inflatable products, pet products, and textile fabric. With over 25 years of experience in managing and sourcing in all of Asia, Patrick brings tremendous experience and knowledge to The Associates Group, LLC.
Working as a team, these seasoned professionals offer more than 90 years of experience bringing new products to the outdoor recreation, camping and lawn and garden markets.
Career experience for Cantwell and Tombleson includes extensive work with branded private labels, including:
Ozark Trails (Wal-Mart)
Northwest Territory (K-Mart)
Quest (Dick’s Sporting Goods).
In the area of national brands, they have worked with:
This level of experience and market understanding, combined with the ability to respond quickly and work efficiently, make it possible for The Associates Group to add maximum value at the lowest possible cost.
From a concept with great sales potential, all the way to a finished product in the end user’s shopping cart, The Associates Group makes it happen.
Contact The Associates Group at:
The Associates Group LLC
1304 Bald Hill Road
Leslie, Missouri 63056