Our Mission Statement
Our Mission is two-fold:
1. To provide comprehensive service and support to retailers in the gift industry with the best selection
of inspirational and religious products that will help them meet their customers' needs
2. To assist retailers in making informed
buying decisions by
- Utilizing our knowledge of the merchandise and the market.
- Our understanding of the historical and theological
background and intent of niche market religious articles; and
- Our expertise in appreciating the importance of gifts that meet the
spiritual and psychological needs of individuals at various times and in various situations that impact on their lives.
Vince Kramer Associates, Inc is a second-generation family owned and operated, Sales Representative Group. We provide the most comprehensive product offerings from a wide array of manufacturers and importers in the inspirational gift industry.
V. Paul Kramer, our President and Principal Sales Rep grew up in a family retail environment, studied six years for the priesthood, taught history at the college and seminary level for ten years, and owned his own retail store for an additional ten years—prior to joining the rep group his parents had founded in Michigan in 1970. He expanded this family rep group into Ohio and the surrounding states in 1984.
In 1996, after his father Vince died and his mother Solina retired, Paul bought VKA and moved the corporate headquarters to Columbus, OH, where he has a permanent showroom in the Columbus MarketPlace. VKA has Sales Associates who provide personal service to retailers in the five states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
Who We Are
We Believe that there are no "dumb questions"