Andrew Kelly & Gayle Zalduondo founders of Little River Box Co.
Andrew and Gayle began their career by designing and manufacturing furniture for national retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, Restoration Hardware for more than 20 years. Andrew Kelly parlayed his design and manufacturing experience into Cabin Fever, a kit house prefab company. He now blends his experience from furniture manufacturing and building prefabs into repurposing containers at Little River Box Company. He's a renaissance man- a craftsman, inventor, innovator, and visionary. Gayle Zalduondo's passion has always been bringing ideas to life. She enjoys connecting the dots by creating products that integrate seamlessly into their environment. Materials, proportion and how things go together are paramount in her design philosophy. Making this world a more beautiful and comfortable place is her greatest purpose. After a brief foray in the prefab business at Cab Prefab it was evident that her heart was still in metal and a container business was born.
The Humble Box
Starting in the 1950's the shipping container reshaped manufacturing, slashed transportation costs making global trade possible and interconnecting the world's economy.
Today Little River Box Company creates transformable spaces giving another life to these containers by repurposing them into short term and permanent installations.
We create micro boutiques, pop up bars, kiosks, kitchens, event spaces, restaurants, bathrooms and flex spaces and offer them for sale or lease. These units can be built to suit for a specific brand and design of our client's choice. LRBC also offers a bold, honest and industrial aesthetics ready to go. Our greater vision is to create environments that activate communities by creating places of commerce in a quick and effective way. Our products support entrepreneurs because they require less upfront capital and less risk than a brick and mortar business. They are also flexible to configure and easy to relocate and that attribute gives business owners "Location independence" in an ever changing urban landscape.
What if the "shipping container" that started globalization goes full circle and plays an important part in creating commerce in communities and local entrepreneurial eco system that create new jobs and businesses in an enterprising and innovative way?