Founded in 2003 while working on his MBA, Randal Weeks chose to pursue his own dream after 15 years working for large corporations.
The combination of his degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M, his soon to be achieved MBA and a little inspiration from Oprah Winfrey, Randal pushed to act on his dream and build something that he could be passionate about. “You will never be happy if you are not passionate about what you do,” Oprah said, a motto that took Randal a long time to uncover, but one that he lives by daily.
Aidan Gray began to take shape in graduate school where Randal’s dream and weekend hobby developed into a company with his partner, Sally a full time mom and medical representative. Sally started off with the company but maintained two jobs and remained the bread winner helping the company along from the outside during the early years. She rejoined the company full time as head of Finance in the spring of 2007.
The Aidan Gray line represents Randal’s love for interiors, design and authentic products that exude “European Grandeur.” The founding partners’ desire for products made by hand and with authentic materials such as solid wood, rustic metals, antique mirror, old painted finishes and silk appointments drives product development. Seven years after its founding, Randal continues to streamline the look and feel of the company with an ever expanding line. The company has become known for exceptional quality, detail oriented products and unparallel customer service.
|April 2003||Randal Weeks leaves his eleven year career to set out on his own.|
|May 2003||Randal and Sally Weeks launch the Aidan Gray concept.|
|January 2004||Aidan Gray launches in Dallas and Los Angeles.|
|May 2004||Aidan Gray ships first products to market.|
|Summer 2004||Aidan Gray expands the line in Dallas and adds San Francisco as a show location.|
|January 2005||Aidan Gray continues expanding in Dallas and focuses on new show locations including Atlanta and New York Aidan Gray launches the European Inspired Garden Wire line with huge success.|
|Summer 2005||Aidan Gray shows in Chicago for the first time.|
|January 2006||Aidan Gray launches relationship with J. Douglas in Atlanta Aidan Gray revamps their lighting selection and sets a course for an expanded lighting offering, growing the company significantly.|
|Summer 2006||Aidan Gray launches relationship with Penny Harrison and Co. and expands into High Point with J. Douglas.|
|January 2007||Aidan Gray expands its lighting to Chandeliers to continue the growth cycle.|
|Summer 2007||Aidan Gray launches a European inspired upholstery line at High Point.|
|January 2008||Aidan Gray launches relationship with Codarus in Dallas Aidan Gray continues the expansion of lighting by adding wall lighting both portable and hardwire to the line.|
|January 2010||Aidan Gray continues to expand its lighting collection with a large display of authentic crystal base.s|
|Oct 2010||Aidan Gray launches its own upholstery line.|