Nancy Beard, previously of Silberman, Tasman and Beard, launched Besco Associates in 1997. Glen Boucher joined Nancy on 10-21-85 as a partner, which began a new era of Besco.
Nancy and Glen were business partners and personal friends for 22 very successful years. Nancy started to step back in 2005 moving to Northern California in 2007, wherein Glen then captained Besco Associates from 2007 through 2018.
Since 1986, Besco's rich history has included Garfield, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Zhu Zhu Pets, Laser X, and many more successful toy launches.
Despite toys being primary focus of Besco throughout the years, other categories such as Stationary, Spring/Summer Seasonal, and Sporting Goods' Bikes have become bigger portions of Besco's business portfolio. Another staple since 1985 for Besco Associates has been Hobbies; specifically Model Kits, Model Rocketry and Model Railroad.
Besco Associates remained basically unchanged until January 2012 when Brandon Boggs joined Besco. Brandon became a partner January 2018. Besco has a bright future with Brandon as the successor of Besco Associates.