Update From The Soapman

Vermont Soap Founder and CEO Larry Plesent fills us in on what’s been happening for the past month as he works to rebuild our factory.


  1. Cindy Cimo on July 9, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Best of luck – glad it’s all coming together –

  2. Janice and Ken Yelland on July 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

    WOW!!!! So good to see you on the upswing!!!! Hugs to you and Sandy!!!!

  3. D3 on July 9, 2014 at 11:43 am

    From the ashes you rise….you obviously are going to continue growing and we are amazed at the speed you have got your recovery plan together…..kudos to all involved.

    Trebles all round…..

  4. Bern on July 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Great news. So glad you have had such good local support as well as customers. Of course, your own business ethics and quality of product set the standard! Cheers!

  5. Maggie, Soap Bartender @ A Wild Soap Bar on July 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Really happy to see you’re almost back in action. Sure it was a LOT of work. Kudos!

  6. Cheldena on July 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Wishing you much continued success growing from this experience! All the best to you and your team!

  7. Sandy on July 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Glad to hear all is going well. Will be ready to know when I can place an order. Thanks for the update.

  8. Ron Bearman on July 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    It’s been 15 years since we met you in NYC and then came to your plant in Vermont. Your products and service are super. We look forward to bigger and better things from Vermont Soap, and hope to vist your new plant in the not too distant future. Our best wishes to you and your associates.

  9. Nancy Rae Mallery on July 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Oh Larry, My heart has been with you since i heard it briefly on the news the night of the fire. This video is great. When you said, “I can’t wait to be making soap again,” you brought tears to my eyes. Wishing you all the best and it sure sounds like the new place was the ‘gift’ amidst the charred misfortune that you have endured and risen above!

  10. Sue Kowalski on July 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Best of luck on the rebuilding. I can’t wait until you are back up and I can order.

  11. Pam on July 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Good luck, and best wishes with the hard work you and your employees are doing. Happy to hear that everything is moving along well. Can’t wait to visit your storefront again and say it in person!

  12. betty elizabeth white on July 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Way to go, “bigger and stronger than ever” ! Love your great products!

  13. Nick Martello on July 10, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Congratulations!!! It is never easy, but most definitely worth the work!! Great job and we look forward to working together again very soon. Many Kudos!!

  14. Reverend Robert Clark on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hey Larry!
    My condolences on your temporary set back. It’s great that you’re making it a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block. You certainly have come amazingly far from your humble beginnings making lavendar soap in your kitchen! Best o’ Luck, bro.

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