ABOUT US

Tools for Living was founded in the mid-seventies, and years later, we're still one of Florida's top sales representative companies. Through the years we've seen a lot of changes in the Florida market. We realize that personal service is still the key to being successful. Our sales team is dedicated to providing this service to our customers.

Being a Florida only sales group we understand what it takes to own and operate a successful retail store in our state. We have geared our product assortment to support that knowledge.

We present the Tools for Living web site and ordering portal for your convenience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

MEET "TEAM TFL":

Mike Reuter
President/Founder
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Mike moved to Florida from Rhode Island to attend college. He became a sales representative soon after graduating from Florida International University. Mike runs the day to day business side of the company. He also works with the department stores, large specialty retailers, and the internet and export trade. Mike brings many years of successful marketing and sales to the organization.


Debbie Reuter
Partner
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Debbie grew up in North Carolina where she was an art teacher before moving to Florida. She is now using her creativity to advance her sales career. Debbie enjoys interacting with her customers and traveling in her territory; the southern part of Florida.


Linda Schryver, Sales Representative
Linda grew up in Fort Lauderdale and enjoys seeing how the state has developed over the years. The 20+ years that she has spent in sales has enhanced her creativity and market savvy allowing her to help her clients purchase with confidence. Linda even helps her clients rearrange their stores to maximize their merchandise sales. For linda, customers always come first.

Linda Bridges, Sales Representative
Linda (aka Panhandle Product Princess) has amassed great product knowledge and people skills over her three plus decades in the business and is very familiar with regional as well as individual customer needs. Her wealth of professional contacts from roles in sales, sales management, as well as being a former small business owner, uniquely qualify Linda to be a very effective product and merchandising specialist.

Linda (LB as we call her) has twin daughters and her 4 -legged Westie assistants, Angus and MacKenzie and resides in Bluewater Bay (Niceville, FL).

Diane Gooden, Sales Representative
Our lines are geared to support our Florida customers. When I get the call saying "WE NEED TO SEE YOU FOR A RE-ORDER", I know I’ve done my job. Diane lives in Clearwater and loves the beach -- you'll find here there when she can get away. The rest of her time is spent with her favorite sidekick, Jack, a spoiled & very loveable six year old Shitzu.

Carolyn Russell, Sales Representative / Consultant
Even though I grew up on Merritt Island, FL, a trip to the N.W. Panhandle 25 years ago caused me to fall in love with the beaches of South Walton.   With varied sales experiences over the years, my favorite title is Sales Rep! I love to meet the people with whom I do business and see them face to face in their environment. Sharing our lines in your setting is a benefit to us both. I will bring creativity, confidence and assurance that your purchases will entice and excite your customers.  

Prissy, my Christmas addition (3 month old, pure white angora kitten) and I live in Santa Rosa Beach, just around the corner from the beaches of 30-a.