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How Garry Kvistad turned his idea into a thriving business

Repurposed with permission June 6, 2022

Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. They design and sell the world-famous Woodstock Chimes and distribute a line of award-winning musical instruments and toys called the Woodstock Music Collection. Woodstock Percussion, LLC was founded in 1979 in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, where it continues to operate today. Woodstock Chimes’ strong commitment to fine tuning and great sound comes from founder and professional musician, Garry Kvistad–which is what makes their products appealing to everyone and unique to the gift industry.

In September of 2021, Garry Kvistad chose Sullivans to lead Woodstock Chimes into its next generation. For over 50 years, Sullivans has built a reputation for world class customer service and unique, high-quality products. By merging with Sullivans, Woodstock Chimes pulls from a larger team that is equally dedicated to the goal of designing and producing quality products that will delight and appeal to everyone.

Watch this fun video that describes Garry’s background as a professional musician and his creation of the first Woodstock Chime, which involved a trip to a junkyard. Plus, you will see some rare footage from their archives and look at the company culture behind the brand, 40 years and counting!

Woodstock Chimes’ Mission is to produce musically tuned, affordable, high-quality products that enhance well-being through beautiful sights and sounds. They strive for sustainability, supported by their business practices, wind-powered chimes and people-powered instruments.

So why choose Woodstock Chimes?

  • Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically tuned high quality windchime
  • Woodstock Chimes are tuned to beautiful melodies and scales from around the world
  • Woodstock Chimes were created by GRAMMY® award-winning musician Garry Kvistad
  • Available in a wide range of styles, tunings, and sizes, you can choose the Woodstock Chime that speaks to your soul
  • In addition to windchimes, Woodstock Chimes offers crystal sun catchers in a variety of themes and colors
  • Woodstock Chimes has year-round sell-through
  • They stand behind every product they make with a one-year warranty and a lifetime tuning guarantee on their musically tuned chimes
  • Woodstock Chimes are The World’s Favorite Windchime™—the chime more people ask for by name
  • Woodstock Chimes make wonderful gifts—especially wedding and sympathy gifts
  • Woodstock Chimes have been the choice of discerning customers for over 40 years!

To see and hear the world’s favorite Woodstock Chimes collection, visit the OneCoast Showrooms this summer market:

For more information about Woodstock Chimes, visit or contact your OneCoast Territory Manager at