About our Agency
The Charles Shestack Agency was founded in 1969 by Charles
Shestack and the late Al Lever as Independent
Manufacturers’ Sales Representatives. The team
specialized in calling on Retailers who sold
Photographic, Optical, and Electronic Equipment. Both
partners had many years experience in sales and
management in the retail photographic and electronic
philosophy of The Charles Shestack Agency is simple. We
become a part of your buying team. Our clients consider
us to be the buyer and represent them in helping make
proper purchase decisions among the factories that we
have chosen to represent. Our many years of experience allow
us to guide you towards profitable decisions. We have
dealer relationships that are now into the fourth
we represent are chosen carefully, with great emphasis
on consumer dollar value and retailer profitability.
Many of our factory partners have been with us more than
a decade, with at least one going back more than twenty five years.
Shestack Agency added the division CSA Distributors with
emphasis on sales to Photo Mini Labs. After a number of
years and the Minilab Business diminishing the company
went back to the core business of being a
Manufacturer’s Rep Agency in the Photo Channel. With the
advent of the Scrapbooking Hobby, crafts stores were
added to the company’s outlets.
to grow your business and ours by staying one step ahead
of the market.