Adam & Eve Stores was voted Employer of the year in Hillsborough/Orange County in 2005 & 2006.
The company officially began in 1970 as the nation’s first mail order contraceptive business. Founded by Phil Harvey and Dr. Timothy Black, the company became a leader in promoting birth control services through non-medical channels.
Today, Harvey divides his time between A&E located in Hillsborough, NC, and DKT International, his not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. DKT International is a continuation of Harvey’s original mail order business, providing family planning, health care, and sex education materials to nine Third World countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It ranks among the top international family planning and AIDS prevention organizations worldwide.
Harvey’s close work with international family planning and AIDS prevention, and social marketing of information, motivational messages and condoms has been called one of the most effective front-line strategies against the spread of AIDS by international family planning experts.
The public’s positive reaction to condoms-by-mail provided Harvey to investigate ways to provide American adults an avenue to purchase adult-positive materials. Thus Adam & Eve Stores was born.
Since its beginnings, A&E has strived to ensure it sells only the highest quality products. Since its inception, Adam & Eve Stores has been successful in raising the standards in the American adult themed industry. The company also goes to great lengths to assure customer satisfaction by performing regular quality assurance inspections, offering a non-conditional money-back guarantee, and answering customers’ questions and complaints.
The company employs nearly 375 men and women, making it one of the largest local employers in Hillsborough, NC.
Adam & Eve Stores Core Values
- Delivering the “WOW” customer experience
- Perpetual adoptability
- Living our brand
- Team work
- Positive attitude and leadership
- Community leadership and visibility
- Industry innovation and leadership
- Strategic direction
- Flawless execution