Staff Directory

Darin Stratton

President,
Marketing
and I.T.
Katharine Stratton

Executive V.P.

Bill
Beatty


General Manager,
Accounts Payable

 
Patrick Boyer

Customer Service

Molly Hargrove

Accounts Payable Clerk

Kimberley Gibson

Marketing / Media Assistant
Tom
Michael


Director of Product Management
Murphy
Alvis


Product
Management Assistant
Kent
Oliver


Shipping
Supervisor
Sam
Livesay


Receiving and Inventory
 

God is the owner and we give him credit for any success we have.


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Company History

Pretty Original Huh?

We started off small in August of 1995, literally working out of the owner's basement.  We have always been a web based company and were one of the first, if not the first business to offer diecast collectibles on the internet.  Our first web site listed about 20 ERTL items. Business was slow at first but grew steadily.

I remember back in '95...

Floppies are so 90's

In 1996 we developed what was our flagship product, "The Collector".  "The Collector" was an inventory program for toy collectors.  Over the next 15 years "The Collector" was updated several times and sold thousands of copies.
Green for grass, a piece of the Coke ribbon, and a checkered racing flag.

It used to be novel enough just being on the web, but within a few short year, nearly everyone was.  We have always made ourselves different by providing a superior selection, a state-of-the-art web site, and old fashioned individualized  customer service.  It's not easy, but few worthwhile things are.

Handsome guy in newspaper.

Our last big Armour shipment.

Lets make a long name longer!

In 2000 we relocated the business to Joplin, MO.  Eventually we constructed a new warehouse to more effectively handle the growing business.  Although, it wasn't long until we were wishing we had made it bigger...

OK, now what do we call ourselves?

2001 was a banner year for 3000toys.com in many ways.  Thanks to our new warehouse staff we were able to survive the Christmas rush.

 

Expert warehouse staff.
Kids! Get your toys off the driveway. Maybe this will work.

With the warehouse barely a year old and already bulging at the seams, 2002 brought the construction of a 3,200 square foot addition. This gives us room to expand the product offering and stock deeper when good deals or special products come along.

Our second warehouse was completed in the summer of 2004. This facility brings our total office and warehouse space to nearly 12,000 square feet.  Trust us, that's a lot of toys! It's a new view from the second floor.