In the course of developing, manufacturing and selling The Stair Barrier, our Janelle Fitzpatrick has built a trusted network of supply partners and service providers, all of whom she calls friends today. While these relationships are the foundation of her business, she has learned lessons along the way in both her successes and failures. She has literally worn every “hat” required to manufacture and sell a product including shipping and customer service. As her expertise in product development and direct to consumer sales grew, so did the number of inventors and entrepreneurs she met needing a better way to bring their products to market.
In the Spring of 2019, Janelle met Chris Carroll the owner of Paradigm International and the exclusive distributor of Keenz Wagon Strollers. The two quickly recognized the power of a partnership that combined Janelle’s experience of building a brand, manufacturing, and direct to consumer sales with Carroll’s decades of experience distributing products across the globe. Together they created The Better Options Company and Keenz Stroller Wagons and The Stair Barrier became sister brands.
Created by an industry leader well-respected for his high-quality strollers and carts, Keenz Stroller Wagons offer unmatched functionality and unrivaled value. Introduced to US parents in late 2016, the Keenz 7S created a unique “lane” in the outdoor living space by combining the best aspects of a stroller with those of a wagon to meet the demands of parents who are out and about with their children in today's fast-paced world.
Home of the original stroller wagon, the Keenz line-up now includes two stroller wagon models offered in both 2 and 4-passenger versions: the Luxury Comfort 2-Passenger XC and 4-Passenger XC+ and the Ultimate Adventure 2-Passenger 7S 2.0 and 4-Passenger 7S+.