THE GALLEY STORY

Innovation is defined simply as a “new idea, device, or method.” The Galley is all three.

Inspired by a desire to find solutions to problems that had existed for years in the way kitchens worked, (or didn’t work), The Galley was invented by an award-winning kitchen designer whose vision was to create a central workstation hub where every task in his kitchen could be accomplished. He put the very first Galley in his own home. Today, the Galley has grown to be an entire line of super-functional, smart and stylish workstations where one can prep, cook, serve, entertain, and clean-up, all in one convenient place.

Highly-engineered and hand-crafted in the USA, The Galley is now leading the kitchen industry in innovation, quality and just pure fun. Galley owners tell us all the time that they can’t imagine ever having another kitchen without The Galley.

We hope you will consider becoming a member of the ever-growing Galley family.






R. Scott Anderson
CEO


The Galley headquarters - Bixby, Oklahoma

The Galley headquarters




The Team

 

R. Scott Anderson

Owner, President and CEO

Scott grew up in Oklahoma City, OK and began his business career with The Hertz Corporation, where he served in various positions until joining Thrifty Car Rental in 1987. He served in many capacities with increasing responsibilities throughout his 24​-​year career with Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. In 2008, he was appointed to the number​-​​two​ position in the company​​, leading all operations, franchising, revenue management, sales and marketing​,​ and many other key areas of the publicly​-​traded company, (DTG). He partnered with the CEO to lead a significant turnaround. The team produced dramatic improvements in the business and in the financial results of the company. From ​the time they took over in ​2008​, through 2011, they led the company from a stock price of less than $1 per share, to ​$87.50 per share at the time of ​the sale of the company to Hertz.​​

After leaving DTG, Scott and his wife Dena wanted to stay in the Tulsa, OK area ​to be close to their kids and grandkids. He founded and now leads an investment company, Anderson Capital Partners, LLC, that primarily specializes in acquisitions. Their approach is to focus on companies with excellent products, strong reputations, and a history of positive performance. They invest in the right people and then partner with them, bringing a broad array of expertise and support to bear on the business.​

In the process of evaluating and acquiring businesses in and around the Northeastern, OK area, Scott was introduced to Roger Shollmier, inventor of the Galley. Scott was so impressed with the product and the way it literally change​s​ the way people think about and use their kitchens that, in March of 2014, Anderson Capital Partners acquired The Galley, LLC. Scott currently functions as its Owner, President and CEO.​

Scott is married to his wife of 34 years, Dena. They have a son and a daughter, both of which are married, and four grandchildren.​

Scott is an alumni of Oklahoma City University and Harvard University.

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Roger Shollmier

Inventor & Chief Designer

Roger was raised in ​Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he was the youngest of five boys.​

​After working for Jenn-Air as a sales rep early in his career, he moved to Tulsa in​ 1976, whe​re he established Kitchen Ideas, a company specializing in ​custom ​kitchen design. Since then, Roger has been a highly successful kitchen designer. ​His primary focus has always been about how a client’s kitchen will function for their family. ​Roger’s uncanny knack for developing the ‘next thing in kitchens’ has won the attention of numerous national magazines throughout the years. On several occasions, Better Homes & Gardens dubbed him, “The Frugal Kitchen Guru”. Roger’s own kitchen recently won the top spot as, “#1 Most Bodacious Kitchen In America” by HGTV’s Fine Living Network.​

Roger says his creation of The Galley Workstation has “completed” his view of the perfect kitchen design, one that brings families and friends together around a central “hub” focal point in the kitchen. Originally just an idea he thought he would try out in his own kitchen, The Galley quickly gained the attention of his clients and friends, who begged Roger to incorporate one into their kitchens. Now, just three years later, The Galley has won awards from some of the most coveted authorities in the kitchen industry. He incorporates a Galley Workstation in virtually every kitchen he and his designers create. In 2013, Roger sold The Galley, LLC to Anderson Capital Partners but remained on as a shareholder. Given his passion for The Galley, he wanted to ​be involved in the business full​-​time going forward.​

Roger currently serves as Inventor and Chief Designer and is heavily involved in seeking new dealers and in conducting their sales training on The Galley​.​

Roger has been married to his 9th-grade sweetheart, Pat, for ​46 years and has three children, all of wh​om ​are ​involved in one of his two companies today.​

Roger attended Arkansas State University.​

 

David Kotowsky

Partner

David grew up just north of Chicago and started in the plumbing supply business, establishing The Advantage Plumbing Group in 1992 with his father and brother. By 1999, he transformed the company into a leading decorative plumbing, hardware and kitchen business, Advantage Kitchen and Bath Gallery.​

In 2007, based on a glaring need for pure, original and authentic designs and service, David created the high fashion state-of-the-art brand, Hydrology. David travels the world discovering the latest designs, finest materials and advanced manufacturing techniques, offering exclusive collections that can be found no where else. Hydrology’s 6000 square-foot flagship showroom is located in the heart of Chicago’s design district.​

David most recently won the Forte Member of the Year Award. Forte is the largest buying group of independent decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms. He was the driving force behind the design of the highly successful Élan Vital faucet collection for Watermark launched in 2014. He is a member of the DPHA, NKBA, and Forte. David is a highly recognized and respected professional in his industry.​

David discovered The Galley for his own showrooms in 2012. He immediately recognized its greatness and potential. David was brought in as an industry expert and partner to help perfect and expand the product line, set distribution strategy and assist in the sales and marketing of The Galley Collection®.​

David is married to his wife of 16 years, Lidija. They have three beautiful children. He serves on the local school board. David earned his Bachelors in Business, graduating Cum Laude from Illinois Weslyan University.​
 


THE GALLEY COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Stylish design, handcrafted workmanship, unsurpassed functionality, and built to last a lifetime – this is The Galley.

The Galley continues to establish a tradition of manufacturing high quality products for kitchens of today. From our carefully engineered double-tier sinks to each of our cleverly designed accessories, The Galley is the leader in the production of quality kitchen workstations. The Galley line is comprised of more than 50 different products, including sinks, cutting boards, bowls, colanders, drain racks, drain covers, specialty serving boards, and other unique accessories. All Galley products are developed, designed, engineered, and tested at the main production site and headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma and exported worldwide.

Important factors which contribute to our success are our innovative and highly engineered designs, the hand-made workmanship by highly skilled craftsmen, the simple functionality of the workstation itself, and our commitment to the highest standards of quality.

Our Galley sinks are manufactured in the USA. The know-how of our production sites in the USA and the highly skilled employees is the basis for long term quality-centered production. All Galley products share the same high quality standards and are produced in accordance with such, as well as the adherence to strictest quality assurance measures and checks.

The greatest amount of time spent in the kitchen is at the sink, and that experience should no longer be an afterthought in the kitchen design process. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and now, The Galley Ideal Workstation is the hub of the kitchen. Not just a kitchen sink, it is fast becoming the most important appliance in the kitchen and is literally changing the way people plan for and use their kitchens. Galley owners everywhere tell us they would never have another kitchen without a Galley and they celebrate the way that it brings the one preparing the meal back into the conversation with family and friends.

With our commitment to quality, innovation, smart design, and unprecedented functionality, coupled with the consistently positive feedback we receive from our clients after the sale, it is our belief that The Galley Workstation should be considered by all who desire to have an active kitchen that is stylish, functional and fun.


The Galley, LLC


R. Scott Anderson
CEO