Keith Bolles

President

Keith is an entrepreneur at heart, beginning with his first paper route and then on to running a local fruit and veggie stand during the summers of his high school years.  Keith began his journey with Saybrook Home in 1977 right after graduating from Southern Connecticut State University.  He and his wife Jane and their family, Lindsay, Kara and Keith have all worked together to help grow the family owned business.  Keith’s role at Saybrook Home has not only benefited the business, it has also benefited the town of Old Saybrook, CT.  Over the 41 years the store has been in business, Keith has been passionate about supporting the town and surrounding merchants.  He has been an active member of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce and was the founder of the Main Street Business Association, both thriving organizations today.  As Saybrook Home has grown, Keith has worked as the visionary and leader of the business while putting many hours in on the sales floor, in operations roles, running the warehouse, marketing, and every department in between.  His passion for customer service is exemplified in the quality service his staff provides to each customer every day.

Keith loves that so many customers come to Saybrook Home and linger.  It’s like they truly have arrived at home, they make a day of it.  He appreciates the value of family and enjoys meeting the next generation of his customer’s children coming to the store to purchase their first piece of furniture.   He also has deep respect and admiration for the loyalty of his employees and how hard they work to exceed their customer’s expectations; some of his employees have been with him 30+ years before retiring.

When it comes to business growth, Keith says “there is never a stop sign, you always need to be looking for what’s next.”  He offers the following advice to the next generation – “find something you love doing for work, don’t be afraid to take chances, make mistakes and learn from them”.  He is excited for the changes at Saybrook Home and Saybrook Home Apparel and is so proud to see his vision for the family business continue to evolve.

Keith enjoys his spare time on the golf course, with his family and taking a brisk walk with his beloved dogs.

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Meet the Faces of

SAYBROOK HOME

  • Keith Bolles

    President

  • Jane Bolles

    VP Operations

  • Keith A. Bolles

    VP Operations | Marketing

  • Cheryl

    General Manager

  • Susan (Suzy)

    HR | Business Office Manager

  • Bridgette

    Senior Designer

  • Debbie

    Senior Designer

  • Jackie O

    Senior Designer

  • Molly

    Senior Designer

  • Donna

    Manager & Buyer

  • Jackie C

    Manager & Buyer

  • Karen

    Window Department

  • Lauri

    Window Department

  • Lee

    Sales Associate

  • Megan

    Buyer | Merchandiser

  • Tammy

    Buyer | Merchandiser

  • Peter

    Warehouse Manager

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