Jack Badash entered the Gift Industry as a shipping clerk in 1936. Nine years later, after moving up the ranks and gaining invaluable experience and knowledge, he formed ‘Javit Badash Inc.’, the predecessor to Badash Crystal. Jack started Javit Badash Inc. with his immigrant shoemaker father's life saving of $1,800. Badash became known among buyers for his American made hand-cut and machine-cut tumblers, stemware, gifts, and vases. The business grew slowly but steadily over the next 35 years. Jack was a creative product developer and a dynamic salesman. He developed many close relationships with customers, suppliers, and sales reps alike. The firm owned and operated cutting shops in Cumberland, Md., and Jane Lew, WV. In its heyday, Javit was the largest U.S. firm producing hand-cut and machine cut glassware.
In 1980, Jack Badash sold the company and tried retirement. Being way too active and energetic, Jack was not yet suited for retirement, so after a few years of consulting, he began Jack Badash Inc. now known as Badash Crystal. Badash Crystal began with hand-cut tumblers as Javit had, then grown to include Russian crystal imports. In 1987, Jack’s son, Mark Badash joined Badash Crystal after becoming disenchanted with the practice of law. Together, Jack and Mark have developed the business by bringing high quality and uniquely designed products from around the globe.
In April 2011, at the age of 92, Jack passed on and left Mark with a strong diverse organization. Jack believed in the American Dream and his life was an American success story. He had a burning entrepreneurial spirit with a persistence seldom found in today's world. Badash, under Mark's guidance, continues to grow and evolve into the 21st century with exciting new product introductions and navigating all the new ways of communicating and doing business.
We at Badash continually work to improve everything we do. From our exquisitely handcrafted crystal products to our simple yet elegant gift boxing, our focus is to strive to provide you with the best quality product and service in the marketplace. We are consistently introducing new gift, award and decor ideas in new colors shapes and patterns. Our latest acquisition of Robert M. Weiss Presents brings us into new categories of serving trays, tissue boxes, wall mirrors, coasters, boxes and waste baskets all produced by very talented artisans in Peru using the age old reverse painting on glass technique. For years we have offered and continue to bring the latest and greatest in crystal and products for awards, gifts, decor etc. including bowls, vases, decanters, barware, serve ware, perfume bottles, bottle stoppers, Murano style art glass figurines, candy dishes etc.
A loyal customer comes from customer satisfaction. Our philosophy is to strive to provide our customers with the best value products available - combining quality, style, and value. We focus on all aspects of our product and service and provide our customers with gift items that portray elegance, quality and value. We will protect you by distributing our products through similar high quality levels of distribution and by avoiding discount prices. All sellers on the Web are required to maintain MAP pricing so all distributors are protected.
We want you to think of Badash as member of your staff. We are here to provide you with service and product to help increase your growth, success and profit. We will do everything humanly possible to assist you in achieving these goals.
As we continue to grow, our ability to serve you increases. Our commitment is to delight, intrigue and satisfy you, year after year. We accept the challenge of turning new ideas into reality and provide you with superb and unique new gift, award and decor ideas from around the globe.