914-764-1441 sales@sampro.com

Since 1970

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The Symbiotic Relationship between Sales + Marketing

Successful brand building requires an integrated approach, with marketing strategies that adapt with an evolving marketplace through real-time sales feedback. With principles rooted in todays retail market, our team delivers sales & marketing campaigns that are efficient & effective across all selling channels. Our foundation is our commitment to offering best-in-class service and always prioritizing our customers long-term success!


“Sampro has been an amazing addition to our team. Along with growing our sales, they continually provide insights into the industry and give guidance on ways to expand our brand. They are passionate and dedicated and always make themselves available to our questions and ideas.”

Diana DeSousa General Manager of KRINK
Diana DeSousa

The Sampro team has represented our company for over 30 years. Their immense expertise and historical knowledge in all aspects of the business inform everything they do. They are able to share varied viewpoints on a deal or market issue and give the best advice in tackling many of the challenges that we manufacturers face. This is what makes working with them so invigorating, educational and productive! I depend on Sampro for keeping our company informed on trends & what is happening industry-wide and especially for putting forth our company sales agenda with great enthusiasm and success!

Brooke Cedros Director of Sales of Iwata-Medea
Brooke Cedros

“Itoya ProFolio has been working with SAMPRO for over 20 years because they are an extension of our business and I consider them as family. We trust SAMPRO to represent our brands and our products with the same high standards and business expertise that I have as the owner. What differentiates SAMPRO from other sales professionals is their deep knowledge of the business categories they’re in, and they care about developing long term relationships with their customers. They provide recommendations that help their customers thrive in the long run, which builds trust and a stronger pipeline of repeat business.”

Don Takemura President of Itoya ProFolio
Don Takemura

“Princeton Artist Brush Company’s success in achieving market share dominance can be attributed to Michael, Scott and in recent years, Abe Hammer. Determination, dedication and the desire to do what is best for Princeton Brush and the customer defines Sampro’ s integrity and professionalism.”

Howard Kaufman Founder of Princeton Artist Brush Company
Howard Kaufman

In our 20 year partnership, Sampro has strategically navigated many intricate relationships between Ampersand and our distributor and retail partners. Sampro has facilitated successful product and program rollouts through consistent follow up and communication with key decision makers. We value Sampro’s on going guidance to our company and their deep knowledge and insight into the art materials industry. 

Elaine Salazar  President of Ampersand Art Supply
Elaine Salazar


“Sampro isn’t a rep group, they are an intimate partner to both suppliers and retailers.  Their approach, marketing savvy and industry insight provides us with guidance which continually produces verifiable sales growth.  “Above & Beyond” doesn’t begin to describe the service we receive from the Sampro team.”

Shawn Szirbik Owner of Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Shawn Szirbik

We have been working with Sampro for many years and they bring the highest level of service excellence and a success driven passion to their mission. “Relationship” and, “Partnership” are too often footballed ideals that are more hot air than genuine. The opposite is true with Sampro. They bring respect, deep industry experience and, sense of care to the suppliers and customers that they represent.  They in fact, “walk the walk”. They understand that success is a mutual and long-term success is a journey between true partners who are willing to genuinely invest and dedicate time, resources and expertise.”

Steve Kenney Former President of Artist & Craftsman
Steve Kenney

50 years of family tradition in the art materials’ industry…”, truly impressive and a great milestone! Congratulations and thank you, Michael, Scott & Abe, and your support staff for many years of guidance, education and consideration you’ve provided. Your thorough knowledge of our industry and the “players” has been invaluable and greatly appreciated. We’re looking forward to many more years!

Donald E. Cohn President of Commercial Art Supply
Donald E. Cohn

“Plaza and Sampro have worked together for decades. Our relationship over that time has grown tremendously. We always know that we can count on Michael, Scott, Abe and their excellent team to provide great service and to work well with us whenever and however we need them. Their extensive knowledge of the products and brands they represent helps extend our ability to provide the best assortment of goods to our customers. If we need something they are always there to support us.”

Eric Zelenko President of Plaza Artist Materials
Eric Zelenko


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The details are everything and everything is in the details.

– Robert Hammer, 1970

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We are a multi-supplier sales brokerage company with deep roots in the art materials’ and specialty retail industries. We provide sales representation for manufacturers and importers in lieu of them having their own employees.

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Our dedication to our customers has always been focused on combining sales with service. This is more important today than ever.