By John Lee | [email protected] | Twitter: @jcl1987
When Jonas and Nadia Silva initial went to Monterrey, Mexico by means of Laredo/Nueva Laredo numerous yrs back, the few at first came back again with a pair of steel chairs.
But Nadia experienced taken an curiosity in some other solutions the seller had.
“I constantly required to go again simply because the area we bought them ended up amazingly reasonably priced,” Nadia mentioned. “We do not see any of that things right here and I just desired to go back and obtain the chairs and pots.”
So the pair went again down one Memorial Working day weekend and started out bringing back some metal items and decorations and their small business, Silva Imports, has only developed.
“The things I was energized to sale didn’t promote,” Nadia claimed. “But people today cherished the steel pieces and just held obtaining them. We went again two months afterwards and bought much more metal and it’s little by little developed into what it is nowadays.”
The summer of 2019 was the very first time.
“We market indications, metal decor and a couple of wooden items,” Nadia stated.
Just about every year there seems to be a various preferred merchandise. The first year was the substantial Arizona cactus, followed by the Sasquatch/Large Foot collectible figurines the upcoming summer.
“I assumed to myself (when we bought it) who is heading to want Huge Foot?,” Nadia stated. “I did not know he was this sort of a major factor and there had been so numerous genuine believers. We purchased the 3 and five-foot Massive Foots, then they preferred even bigger so we acquired the seven-foot. Then we acquired the 10-foot and people wanted individuals. We are getting a challenging time maintaining stock.”
This calendar year it appears to be the bird baths are the common items.
Nadia’s beloved portion of the business is meeting her shoppers.
“I really like assembly individuals,” Nadia said. “I feel, experienced it not been for this business enterprise, I would not have experienced the possibility to meet so lots of folks. I assume I’m incredibly blessed due to the fact of that.”
Once in a while the Silva’s are in a position to get a preview of what might be out there from the suppliers in Mexico. The Silva’s make it down to Mexico possibly about at the time a month.
“I feel I bit off a lot more than I can chew this past time,” Nadia joked. “We took two trucks and two trailers.”
Silva Imports, situated at 503 N. Russell, is open in the afternoon/evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday via Friday (except 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Silva’s are having fun with their tiny-small business procedure out of their dwelling and, at the instant, don’t see by themselves transferring to a retail outlet-front.
“I like the compact-scale business enterprise,” Nadia said. “I can continue to be property, do a load of laundry or other items. Plus, it’s these types of a seasonal undertaking. Men and women really don’t want to beautify their yards throughout the wintertime.”
For much more information and facts, call Nadia at 806-662-4888 or Jonas at 806-664-0913.