Interview With Danny Mastronardo Co-Founder Of Nardo’s Natural
Four brothers inspired to spread the secret of health and beauty. Nardo’s Natural made a difference in their lives and we know it can make a difference in yours. We were fortunate enough to get an interview with Danny Nardo, one of the four brothers which can be found below.
Q:What is the story behind Nardo’s Natural and how did the company come about? What made the founders get into the Skin Care industry?
My brothers and I have always had a passion for athletics and exercising. While growing up we were always told to eat right and stay active to maintain good nutrition. DJ (my brother) came across a statistic about the amount of skin care that absorbs into your body through your pores. With skin care entering the bloodstream, we wanted to be proactive in using healthy products. We discovered the health benefits of coconut oil for the skin and were inspired to formulate a responsible skin care line with ingredients derived from nature. A few months later, we developed our first moisturizer in our kitchen. Since then, the family business has introduced a variety of organic products and continues to grow everyday.
Q:What is something unique/interesting that most people wouldn’t know about Nardo’s Natural?
When we express the health benefits behind our skin care line, I don’t think many people know the challenges in being deemed “healthy.” There are many obstacles and difficulties in producing products that are organically preserved. In the beginning we were battling product consistency (products melting or freezing) and shelf life. It took multiple formulations to find the right concoction. What made this experience unique is that we traveled the world to learn about correct blends. My brothers and I have been to the southern most points in South Africa learning about tea extracts, to rolling fields of lavender in Nice, France. We pride ourselves on fully understanding skin care and it’s sources.
Q:Nardo’s Natural work ethic and how collectively as a team everyone achieves small and large goals together?
In the beginning we had nothing but each other. It was the four Nardo brothers against the world. No one knew who we were, and more importantly who Nardo’s Natural was. Our customer service is what was made Nardo’s Natural unique. If you wanted products on Sunday, we would drive over and personally hand-deliver the items. Our business gained interest because four brothers were not only binding together to operate a company…but we were men in a women’s skin care world! Everyone had the same goals and objectives, and we worked together to accomplish them.
Q:What are some of Nardo’s Natural most recent achievements?
Within six month of the business being operated, we were announced the number one selling skin care at world-renowned resorts and spas. Our first account, the Don Cesar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel gave a warm welcome to our local family business. From there we discovered our unique niche and gradually expanded. We provide products for spa treatments (facials and massage) while also providing products for retail.
With the success from the hotel industry, we received a call from ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank.” My brothers and I had a successful swim in the tank and partnered with Real Estate Mogul, Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran is best known as the woman who turned a $1,000 loan into a billion dollar real estate empire. She is a wonderful partner and helped put Nardo’s Natural on the map. In May, Nardo’s Natural products were featured on Good Morning America and sold to 48-50 states across the country within 1 hour. Nardo’s Natural Organic Skin Care is now nationally recognized, but still provide the family-operated feel as each brother signs & hand-applies every label to all of the skin care products.
Q:What do I enjoy most about the company?
I think the idea of putting a business together and watching it successfully operate is a great feeling. It was only three years ago I had a pencil and paper and was sketching out logos in my bedroom. I still remember that first jar my brother held up in the air. Now, to be working with engineers and multiple manufacturing facilities, I’m proud of the hard work my brothers and I put forth. It has been inspiring to our younger generation and I hope it motivates others to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Q:Is Nardo’s Natural currently working with/on anything that people should keep an eye out for?
In the beginning of the baseball season, we signed an endorsement contract with 3 time all star Major League Baseball Pitcher, David Price. David Price is a great face for our All Natural Muscle Rub. We created this product for athletes suffering from pain and David has been a joy to work with. Muscle Rub is a deep penetration cooling gel made from essential eucalyptus oil and menthol crystals. After David applied the product one time, he was instantly hooked! We just wrapped filming our commercial and it should be airing soon.
As a family business we attribute our success to our parents. They instilled a strong bond between the family and that was the glue that held us together.
Q:Do you guys have any advice for aspiring Companies or Entrepreneurs?
Most of the advice is cliché. Don’t give up and believe in yourself. Aside from that, I also like to hint, if you are a start up business, operate the way you intended. There will be several curveballs along the way and stay focused on your business model. When you stray from the path, it’s really hard to get back in gear. And have fun, that’s what it’s all about!
We had the honor to interview them and got to know some interesting facts about Nardo’s Natural. We would like to thank them, and don’t forget to follow them and watch out for their future work. You can follow Nardo’s Natural on Website, Twitter, and Facebook