- About Us
Thursday-Friday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm
In 1996, Rose decided that she had had enough of her job as an insurance underwriter and that it was time for a career change. She started traveling to area craft fairs selling jigsaw puzzles out of a 10' X 10' tent. Since then Piece Time Puzzles, LLC has grown to occupy more than 1,500 square feet of her brother-in-law's barn on busy route 4 in Northwood, New Hampshire.
When her husband, Mark, joined the puzzle business full time in 2002, they were able to complete a series of renovations to enlarge the shop and make room for all of the incredible puzzles. Believing that they couldn't be the only people looking for new and different puzzles, Rose and Mark work hard to carry the widest variety of puzzles as possible. At Piece Time Puzzles, they stock jigsaw puzzles, brainteasers, puzzle books, puzzle rings and puzzle boxes from over 60 different vendors. There is truly something for everyone - even a table in the children's section with lots of puzzles to try.
After much discussion and planning, Mark built a roller press so they could manufacture their own line of puzzles, including Custom Puzzles from snapshots. The first Piece Time Puzzles brand puzzle rolled off the press in the fall of 2005. Since then, Mark and Rose have been busy expanding the manufacturing end of the puzzle business by offering more sizes and images. By working with local artists and photographers, Rose has been able to license hundreds of new puzzle images to the delight of puzzle-lovers all over the country.
With so much going on, Mark and Rose turned to their daughter, Haley, to help with the growing puzzle business. Her computer knowledge and flair for writing has significantly improved their website and revitalized the business with fresh, new ideas and another set of hands to get everything done.
What started as Rose's hobby to relax after work has turned into a flourishing family business - even Maude, their standard poodle, enjoyed coming to work in the morning. (Sadly Maude passed away October 26, 2018) We invite you to visit our shop and see for yourself how nifty puzzles can be. Watch as puzzles are cut and packaged or test your skills by trying the brainteasers on display, but don't forget to look at all the jigsaw puzzles while you're here!
Piece Time Puzzles, LLC
746 First NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261