CustomCages.com purchased Vision Products Plus in 2018 and added the Vision Cages, Versa-Rack, tubs, bowls, and hides to the CustomCages.com product line up. Vision Products Plus, Inc. has been producing innovative, high-quality animal enclosures for over two decades. The enclosures are popular with reptile and small animal hobbyists for their strength, durability, ease of use, and space-saving stacking and racking systems.
Vision enclosures will continue to be manufactured in the U.S.A. using the same processes that have maintained Vision’s consistently high quality. The engineers at CustomCages.com will apply some innovations that will increase the already considerable strength and durability, but the basic shape, size, and functionality of the Vision products will not change.
Cages by Design (now CustomCages.com) was started by our founder at age 19 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in the basement of a modest college apartment building. All of the original Cages by Design products were built by hand one at a time and shipped to customers across the country.
The company was officially incorporated in 1998. Using a basic website when many people were not aware the Internet existed, and a tiny black-and-white ad in a trade publication, Cages by Design earned the trust of customers and started to grow. Four years later, after a lot of growing pains, the business had gained its footing and moved into a 3000sqft facility in Neenah, WI, and hired its first employee.
Original products have been improved, new products have been developed, and Cages by Design became CustomCages.com. Soon after, the company expanded into aquarium systems and launched CustomAquariums.com. Serenity Aquarium & Aviary Services (SerenityUSA.com), our sister company, was a logical extension of the caging and aquarium product lines and provides living display services to over 1000 locations over 14 states… and growing.
The combination of manufacturing, retail sales, and using our own products with our service clients has given us a unique perspective, helped us identify needs, accelerate innovation, and create solutions. Our motto is – “We don’t just make products… We Solve Problems!”
All of the company’s core brands, Hybrid Enclosures®, Majestic Enclosures®, Suncatcher Enclosures®, and Lifetime Aquariums®, have been entirely engineered in-house. Innovative products like the Friendly Feeder®, H2Overflow®, SiphonStopper®, and others were born out of our commitment to solving problems. We have 14 patents awarded or pending, with more on the way, and over a dozen trademarks.
A relentless commitment to quality, standing behind our products, and constant innovation have allowed our company to grow to over 50 employees and into over 30,000 s.f. of space. Our principles remain the same. Every enclosure is custom-built one at a time to your needs by our proud and expert craftsmen.