Company History

Total Marketing Associates has a long company history as a leading home, hardware, lawn & garden manufacturers sales representative agency providing national headquarter sales support to its clients.

Total Marketing Associates was founded on July 1, 1977, by Fred and Judy Cimaglio. The Cimaglio’s acquired the Lawn & Garden Division of David Feldman of D.P. Feldman Brokerage Co. Fred had worked at the D.P. Feldman Brokerage Co. for years which allowed him to maintain his Manufacturer relationships.

A new office was opened in 1977, that included Fred and Judy and their three young children Chris, Tim, and Kim Cimaglio. The kid’s business careers began with collating catalogs, sales literature, running a printing press, helping set up trade show events, and an eagerness to help whenever they could.

As young adults, all three returned to Total Marketing Associates.  Each sibling has since served Total Marketing Associates for several years as President. Tim served from 2003 to 2008, eventually leaving to co-found Outdoor Interiors, Inc., a major importer, and producer of outdoor furnishings with his wife, Kristin. Chris served as President of the company from 2008 to 2017. He eventually left to co-found BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group.

Team: Fred Cimaglio

Fred Cimaglio

Chairman of the Board

In late 2017, Kim became President of the Company. Under Kim’s leadership, Total Marketing continued its growth.  In early 2020, Kim was diagnosed as having Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sadly, after a time of remission, her leukemia came back, leading to her passing in December 2021. We welcome you to view this tribute page which was set up in memory of Kimberly Cimaglio. Her loss is deeply felt by her family, Total Marketing Associates, the manufacturers we represent, and our customers.

Fred is now retired.

In 2022, the company will go forward with new leadership with the support of the Cimaglio Family. While we mourn the loss of Kim, we seek to continue her strategic direction and her vision of excellence.

Total Marketing Associates will celebrate our 45th Anniversary on July 1, 2022.

Our adventure continues…

Company History