More about Health Products For You
FEATURED IN OUR JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
Health Products For You (HPFY) is a home-grown company located in Brookfield that earned a spot on Inc 5000’s list of fastest growing companies last year.
HPFY started where all the best companies are founded – in a basement! Naheed and Masarrat Quaisar, with backgrounds in the health industry, marketing and computer science, have quietly worked away building their business for the last 16 years.
Naheed Quaisar, CEO and Co-Founder says, “I migrated to the US in 1998. My husband, Masarrat, was in the healthcare field and I was working in software consulting. Using both our areas of expertise, we decided to start an eCommerce store in the healthcare arena. We bought a few different domain names in 1999. It was still an idea with a few dollars’ investments till 2002. When my first child was born, I decided to quit my job and give it a shot. We did everything ourselves- no lawyers or accountants. All of our questions were Googled, the answers researched, and then decisions were made.”
HPFY’s mission is to make a healthy lifestyle available and affordable to everyone. Their primary website, Health Products For You, offers products in 50 different product categories. They also have 10 other websites which are boutique sites that cater to niche needs like women’s health and wellness, incontinence, ostomy, rehab, mobility, respiratory, wound care and more.
As her company grew, Naheed wanted to find a way to give back to the community, so in March of 2017 she started “HPFY’s Giving Day Program”, partnering with a local Women’s shelter in Danbury. Since then the company has supported charities and causes across the United States and globally. On Giving Day, the second Friday of each month, up to 10% of sales or a flat dollar amount (whichever is greater) is donated to the partner charity. So far, their Giving Day initiative has donated in excess of $50,000.
HPFY recently grew out of their small (2,500 square foot) office space in Danbury and moved into a much larger space (nearly 13,000 square feet) in Brookfield. This is a building that they can grow into, and in the meantime their plan is to rent some of their spare office space through LiquidSpace. LiquidSpace offers rentable flexible working space, the airbnb of office spaces. For more information about sharing office space, visit https://hpfycenter.com/.