Our Story

Founded in 1977, Gordon Companies Inc. is a family owned-and-operated business located near Buffalo, N.Y. Gordon Companies includes Christmas Central, Pool Central, Northlight and Dave’s Christmas Wonderland. As a manufacturer, importer, wholesaler and retailer, Gordon Companies features 350 dedicated associates and more than 400,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space.


Our Mission

Our mission at Gordon Companies Inc. is to offer the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost for our customers.


Our History

When Dave Gordon first went into business in 1977, he had one thing in mind: offering wholesale savings to families in his hometown of Western New York. That notion took off for Dave, whose small business – National Warehouse Sales – quickly expanded to have a major presence as a closeout retail store throughout the region.

What began as a small wholesale business quickly expanded into a retail location, and shifted to Christmas supplies and decor in the early 1980s. It was shortly thereafter that Dave opened the doors to Dave’s Christmas Wonderland – a store that remains not only as a centerpiece to the Gordon Companies portfolio but also as a treasured Western New York shopping destination. Dave later expanded the retail business to include two other locations.

With the success of Dave’s retail stores, the Gordon family entered the online retail arena with the launch of ChristmasCentral.com in 2004. In addition to its website sales, Christmas Central serves as a seller on the world’s largest retail sites.

In 2014, David and his son, Nathan, further diversified their company by adding Pool Central – offsetting the seasonality of the Christmas business – and Northlight, a branded wholesale division found in major retailers across the country.

Today, Gordon Companies remains a family business, with almost half a dozen family members working in various positions throughout the company divisions.