Our Story

 

Royal Orange Trading Company, LLC, is a family business that brings the world’s treasures to your doorstep. Based out of Houston, Texas, we specialize in elegant European home & office decor, modern European kitchenware, and plenty of other exotic and beautiful items that will add class and style to every household, office, or wherever else you may desire them.

While the various exquisitely crafted items from these companies are the perfect fit for any modern households or businesses, the craftsmanship techniques used to produce these items are steeped in centuries of tradition and are handmade using ancient techniques.

Here at Royal Orange Trading Company, every item tells a story and we hope to pass this story along to you. Please enjoy viewing our site and feel free to contact us with any questions or custom orders that you may have!

A Family Business

Laura Ewing, President

Laura Ewing, President

Laura Ewing serves as not only the president of this company, but also as the president of the Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE), a nonprofit that provides economic, financial literacy and entrepreneurship lessons and teacher training throughout the state of Texas. She and her colleagues have used professional outreach, development of quality materials and marketing to propel TCEE to the status as the "go to" organization in Texas. She has spent 1.5 years of her life running for office and has been elected twice to city council. Laura continues to develop many skills in marketing.

Dottie S. Ewing, Vice-President of Operations

Dottie S. Ewing, Vice-President of Operations

Dottie Ewing worked as an appraiser-consultant for 15 years and then opened her own office as an independent real estate appraiser, having obtained state licensing and a designation from a national appraisal organization. Clients included the Veterans Administration, numerous relocation companies, and mortgage lenders. During this time, she oversaw employees, handled various required government forms and tax documents, as well as completing appraisals in Corpus Christi, in addition to numerous small towns in South Texas. She has since then retired, until recently when she came out of retirement to join Royal Orange Trading Co.

Benjamin Ewing Hull, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales

Benjamin Ewing Hull, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales

Benjamin Ewing Hull obtained a bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master's degree in archaeology from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he continues to live to this day. He served in leadership capacities on various archaeological field work assignments in Central America and the Caribbean and also acted as the photographer for field work and recovered artifacts during, and from, these excavations. Upon obtaining his master's degree, he has since opened Benjamin Hull Photography and provides various Dutch and international businesses with professional images and videos to promote and market their skills, events, et cetera. His artistic skills, technological abilities, and experience selling his own company's brand guide his development of websites and marketing pieces that catch the eye.

John Hull, Chief Financial Officer

John Hull, Chief Financial Officer

John Hull has served as a civil structural engineer for more than 40 years. He served as department manager for three different companies. His responsibilities have included developing proposals to market the programs and capabilities of the companies. Most of his experience has been in the petro/chemical, steel, and refining industries. As a business leader, he has developed and managed budgets as well as employees meeting timelines and productivity quotas.