A Conversation With Jake Sornsin, Product Development Manager, Classic Accessories

We would like to thank Jake for sharing this insider look at Classic Accessories.

Can you please give our readers a brief history on Classic Accessories?

Like any good story, our company began with an idea and a little bit of bravery. In 1983, our founder Jacob Engelstein went into business for himself and found success creating auto covers in his small Seattle basement. As the company grew, we became inspired to dive into the world of golf. We wanted to take what we learned in the cover industry and apply it to golf cart enclosures and seat blankets. Thirty-five years later, Classic Accessories has become a leading company that allows our customers to play through the elements and get the most out of their game.

What is your businesses primary focus?

We specialize in golf cart enclosures and seat blankets. Essentially, we partnered with Club Car and Yamaha on several products. Collaborating with these brands in Augusta, the home of the Master’s Golf Tournament, taught us exactly what golfers need while out on the links.

Through hard-earned experience, we’ve learned what makes an ideal golf cart enclosure: full protection against the rain and wind, zippered doors and panels that adjust quickly to any weather condition, and thoughtful details that make everyone’s experience easy and fun.

Have any of your products been featured somewhere?

We were featured on the cover of Golf Car Options Magazine in 2018. Shown on a Club Car Precedent. Our product is one of a kind. Still considered new to the dealer marketplace.

Outside of your day-to-day operations does Classic get involved in the community?

We’ve enjoyed participating with local golf events and giveaways that have included our cozy, water-resistant seat blankets. Being involved with our community is extremely important to us. For example, this year we decided to empower a fantastic organization called Rainier Scholars. Rainier Scholars creates opportunities for students who display great potential, but would not typically have an opportunity to pursue a college education. Classic Accessories has been creating care packages for the students this summer, and will be making a donation in January of 2021 to their organization that will help cover scholarship costs.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to your success?

We feel that innovation and solid customer service are the keys to our success. We listen to our customers and apply that feedback to our design process, like including a carrying duffel bag with our golf enclosures or designing reflective piping for enhanced safety. We put our own unique spin on our products that make them appealing, functional, and very saleable.

While we are passionate about creating high-quality products for a fair price, we feel we do more than simply produce golf cart enclosures and seat blankets. We enable a lifestyle for our customers that help them discover more time outdoors.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about Classic Accessories?

We love bringing our pets to the office! (Pictures L-R Mabel, Bella, Mango)

CONTACT:
Classic Accessories  |  26600 72nd Ave S. Suite 101  |  Kent, WA 98032
customerservice@classicaccessories.com  |  https://classicaccessories.com/