Small Business Feature: The Bean Patch Candle Company

By Lexi Myer

Bean Patch Candle Company LogoWe love small businesses here at MAX Insurance Agency, Inc! We want to highlight a few small businesses that we love through our blog. If you are a small business owner that would like to have a samll business spotlight, please contact us.  Robert and Kristin McGuire are the owners of The Bean Patch Candle Company in Lawrence, KS. We met them at our church, and we have loved getting to know them as friends. When they took on this business, we immediately fell in love with their scents! Check out what they have to say about their business below:

The Bean Patch Candle Company has been based out of Lawrence, Kansas for less than a year.  However, it actually got its start by my mother in the tiny town of Nortonville, Kansas in 2005. Our company got its name for two reasons. The first is that we only use Premium Soybean Wax to make our candles and the second is because my father is a farmer who grows soybeans and other grains. One of the things I love most about the business is that it provides me an excuse to spend some more time with my mom while we pour the candles by hand and sell them at craft shows. 

Our candles smell fantastic! They are hand-poured into adorable 8 oz mason jars using Premium Soy Wax. We have over 25 scents that smell great throughout the full 40 plus hour burn. From Storm Watch to Lily of the Valley, Fresh Cut Grass to Victorian Christmas, we try to have a large variety of scents so that everyone can find a few they like and a couple they love! My absolute favorite is Sugar Cookie, while my husband’s is Sweet Orange Chili Pepper, but our overall best seller is Vanilla Coffee! For the college fans, I pour a blue and red candle called Game Day and a purple and white candle called Purple Pride.

Thus far, we have only been selling at craft shows and by word of mouth. This has helped our reputation grow in the places that we have been selling. We have a Facebook page that helps us keep our customers up to date with new scents and allows our customers to contact us if they need more. However, we have been considering taking our company to the next step by selling in local stores and maybe online. Feel free to look us up on Facebook or get in contact with us! No matter what your preference is, we have something your nose will love to smell!

At MAX Insurance Agency, Inc, we can help not only with your home insurance and auto insurance needs, but we can help you with your small business insurance needs too.  Give us a call at 913-338-1100 or stop by our office in Overland Park and we would be happy to help you.


Lexi MyerAbout Lexi Myer

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836
lmyer@maxinsurance.com

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children under two, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.