You might not associate our revolutionary jewelry cleaning and polishing products with the American Dream, but the story behind our brand is one of grit, determination, and innovation. Twenty years ago, our founder, Manuel Sanchez, was living in his home country of Ecuador. Around the time his family started immigrating to the United States, he realized that he was unsatisfied with conventional jewelry and glass cleaning products. A chemist by trade, he decided to take matters into his own hands by developing a better product. After years of hard work, research, and experimentation, Sparklean was born!
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We began creating our proprietary product over 20 years ago with hopes of filling a multi-faceted niche need. Decades later, it’s clear Manuel was on to something when he invented the Sparklean formula.
After over a year and a half of formulaic trial and error, Manuel finally found the perfect cleaning formula – and the perfect way to combine his strengths, experience, and passion. In Ecuador, Manuel was an entrepreneur. Always the enthusiastic “working man,” he owned farms and a marketing company, despite graduating from University with a degree in chemistry. When he moved his family to America to join his son, Daniel, who was already here for college, he integrated his chemistry roots with his business savvy, and the product behind Sparklean was born.
In our company’s formative years, we tested our product in any way we could. This included endless feedback from aunts, uncles, and other family and friends, who we would gather at family functions and reunions to test the latest iteration of our product and practice promoting the product we so strongly believed in.
Those countless hours of diligence and elbow grease paid off when we opened our first location in the Bayside Marketplace in the Downtown Miami area in 2003. This two-story, open-air shopping center was a perfect place to begin our commercial journey. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Biscayne Bay and across the street from American Airlines Arena (home of the National Basketball Association’s Miami Heat), the marketplace is recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau as the No. 1-most-visited attraction in Miami.
By opening in such a lively area, we began our business with a connection to the local community. This was our inception in a vibrant community, and gave us exposure to incredible amounts of foot traffic and local tourism.
Today, we’ve taken those roots and expanded them across the country with 13 locations nationwide, and plans for the Sparklean brand to be found in malls in every major market in America, as well as in international locations.