The Scott family started business in 2001 by distributing cigarettes around the state of New Hampshire – the company was named East West Distributors. Just a year later the Scotts opened the first retail store in 2002 – several others throughout the next few years.
The Scotts were one of the first in New Hampshire to make roll-your-own (RYO) cigarettes and supplies available – quickly becoming the largest tobacco distributor in the state.
East West Distributors grew rapidly and eventually moved to a 21,000 sq/ft facility in Hampton NH.
Eventually, the Scott’s grew East West Distributors and sold it, along with the retail locations. As 2nd generations Scott’s started to create businesses as well it was just a matter of time until the opportunity would arise to bring together the knowledge passed along by 1st generation entrepreneur Scott’s. The ability to constantly evolve with markets and bring customers the most current trends has always been the Scott’s way of doing business creating a perfect fit for the ever-changing Smoke Shop industry.
The 2nd generation Scott’s also started a realty business called Excel Realty Investments. Through this business, they gained knowledge in construction, project management, and design. With this knowledge, the retail locations have been able to be built quickly and designed well.
In 2014 the decision was made to rebrand the business as Smokers Haven and set out to create a new chain of retail stores by 2nd generation Scott’s – bringing together the knowledge of distribution, real-estate investing, and retail to create an excellent and uniform experience for customers at all of our stores. Since the rebranding, Smokers Haven have heavily invested in the use of technology in order to make a scalable business – further reducing costs to customers and increasing the overall experience in our stores.
Smokers Haven has plans to expand throughout New England – bringing our brand and customers experience to more people! Check our website and social media frequently, as we will be putting up any and all news about our stores on those platforms!
We’d like to take a moment and thank the team and employees that work with us here at Smokers Haven Inc. From the many employees that have stuck with us since the beginning, to the newer employees helping us open new stores – thank you! We wouldn’t be where we are now without a dedicated team of people all passionately working to accomplish great things.
Also, to the friends and family who have helped us along the way – thank you!
-Smokers Haven Team