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Katie's Story

How We Got Our Start


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Ryner & Evelyn Wittgens with daughter Katie
"I started this company...sort of."

When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with six different airborne allergies. That's what got my parents, Ryner & Evelyn Wittgens, involved in trying to find different products that could help me feel better. It wasn't easy because the products my allergist asked them to get weren't available locally - if at all. Eventually, they located all the products... and they really worked! I improved wonderfully, just as the allergist had predicted. My dad was so thrilled and had learned so much that he decided to start a company so that these products would be available nationwide - at discount prices. It would also give physicians a reliable place to refer their patients with problems similar to mine. Well that was over 20 years ago, and the company is still doing what my dad set out to do. We've become one of the largest companies of our kind and dad is enjoying his retirement. But what really matters most is that we're helping more and more people find affordable, non-drug ways to feel better.


Katie Weaver (formerly Wittgens)

P.S. You can read a little more about my story in the archived e-mail newsletter section of the site. This section contains a great deal of helpful information about environmental control products and is loaded with practical tips for allergy, asthma and sinus relief. We also have a staff of highly trained phone consultants who are happy to take all the time that's necessary to help should you have further questions.


Article Quick Read
  • National Allergy was started over 20 years ago when a little girl developed very severe allergies.
  • The family decided to start a company so that these products would be available nationwide.
  • We have become one of the largest and best known companies of our kind.