Trilogy Laboratories

Trilogy Laboratories is a manufacturer of private label and custom personal care products serving Doctors, Medical Spas, online sellers and Celebrity brands. They also sell 2 of their own brands of skin care products.






Lee County


199% increase from
2017 – 2020


100% increase from
2017 – 2020

Kristen Flaharty


Was there an ah-ha moment that led to your entrepreneurial journey or to the evolution of your company?

I think the ah-ha moment was realizing that I had spent my early career developing products for other companies, and that I had the skill necessary to do on my own.

Did you know you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?

If you had asked me in school or during my early career, I would have told you no, I was not the entrepreneurial type.  However, after my extensive training, I started looking for a “job without walls”- that’s exactly what I termed it when someone asked me what I was looking for. It was then, that I realized that I wanted to be more creative, and I didn’t want to be boxed in to a 9-5. Truly, as an entrepreneur every day is different. Whether you are networking, strategically planning or helping your employees deliver an order, it’s all very fluid.

Tell us about your business and the value it brings your customers.

We are a cosmetic and personal care manufacturing company, focusing primarily on skin care products.  We do both private label of our own formulas and custom manufacturing for others who have a vision, or who have or their own formulas already. Our business allows customers to create their own brand, with a story they want to tell.  You don’t have to pick out something from the catalog, but you can create your own product. This gives our customers an edge in a world where folks are looking for bespoke products.

What is your company’s competitive edge? What makes you different?

Our small batch, custom mentality combined with small minimum order quantities is our competitive edge and what makes us different.  The difference is that we allow small minimums, and we do small batches.  Most other similar companies require large minimum orders and do not allow customization.  This eliminates many smaller companies from having their own skin care line. We believe that everyone deserves to have the opportunity to create their own products and we offer small batch minimums. The downside is we have cost issues to deal with as we do not have the economies of scale.

What is it like working at your company?

We are a small staff and very involved in all parts of the business.  The front office is constantly in contact with production to serve our customers. There are no barriers for working in our organization, we have a very “can do” attitude.

Describe some major challenges you’ve found in growing your business?

Major challenges have included morphing from a small asset purchase where things were “always done this way” to a more open approach to problem solving and unimpeded growth by thinking outside the box. As we grow in the next 3 years, I see staffing challenges and implementation of formal systems as our biggest challenges. Of course, recent challenges of supply chain have impacted us all in recent times.

Where do you hope to see your business in the coming years?

Our goals are to continue to increase our top line while working to increase efficiencies for the bottom line. We are striving to increase our sales by 5-fold in the next 3-5 years, while increasing our capacity simultaneously.

What is your proudest moment as CEO?

My proudest moments are being recognized by other CEOs for what we have achieved. To get praise from those who have come before you, and really know what it takes, is immeasurable.

What does it mean to you to be selected as a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees?

Honestly, it’s an incredible honor to be selected as a GrowFL Florida Company to Watch. We realize that this honor is bestowed upon second tier companies, which means that we have been successful at the first level of startups, and are now poised for growth, where we can really contribute to the community, the state of Florida and of course, to our customers.

What about your employees?

The employees at Trilogy are our biggest asset.  We would not be where we are today without the extraordinary employees we have. Each and every person is 100% committed to serving our customers.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank?

I would like to thank my family, who has encouraged me to pursue my dreams and passions; my husband, who has been motivating, understanding, and supportive beyond measure, and my three daughters whose strength, beauty, intelligence, compassion and courage keep me going every day. Through my family, I am inspired to be the best role model I can be.

My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is…

"If you are passionate about your business pursue it with all your heart and energy. Don’t be deterred. You must love it, and you must be vested because it is not easy. However, if you persevere, you will conquer. Just know that nothing of value is easy."

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