ALLSTATE OPTICAL began manufacturing an anti-fog optical cleaner in 1977 when the company formed by Pauline Higgins and grandson Shawn Boan was still known as P&S Enterprises. The company name was derived from the first initials of Pauline and Shawn. The family developed the method of distributing the product through demonstration sales in department and variety stores, as well as malls, expositions and optical shops.
Soon P&S Enterprises attracted the attention of Sam Walton Mr. Walton was impressed with the OPTIC GUARD® demonstration, and realized the monetary rewards, which were possible for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. P&S then began an association with Wal-Mart, which spanned more then 25 years.
By 2004, OPTIC GUARD® had been demonstrated and sold in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Woolworth/Woolco, Ltd., and Sears, Safeway, VONS/Pavillion, Longs Drugs, TG&Y, McCrory, Pamida, Roses, Payless Drug, Eckerds, Walgreens, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Fred Meyers, and Grand Pa Pigeons. Our Canadian companies include Sears, Woolworth/Woolco, and Sobeys.
Mrs. Higgins retired at age 78, and Shawn assumed leadership as owner and president. The company began distributing under the ALLSTATE OPTICAL, Inc. label. On November 27, 1996, Mrs. Pauline Higgins went to be with the Lord and serve Him. ALLSTATE OPTICAL continues to be a Christian-owned company expanding and diversifying as the Lord directs.
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