ABOUT TRANQUIL WICKS
Our mission is simple. We want our hand-poured soy candles to light up your moments and provide you with peace and tranquility. Take a moment to pause, reflect and always affirm your success, confidence, strength, beauty, and your individual uniqueness. No matter the day or time take a moment to acknowledge and be thankful for all the blessing in your life.
Tranquil Wicks is more than just a candle company. We feel its important to support and empower our community. We recognize that it’s a blessing to have a successful business and we look forward to sharing and giving back.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
It all began in 2013 when Robert started working as a teacher assistant and events coordinator at a high school for students with disabilities. In 2018 a unique opportunity to advance his career was presented by his administrators. With the support and encouragement of his colleagues, Robert began working towards obtaining his certification as a Career and Technical Education Teacher.
One of the requirements to obtain his certification is to prove and demonstrate his experience of starting and operating or managing a business. On July 17th, 2021, Robert founded Tranquil Wicks LLC and became a New York Domestic Limited-Liability Company.
This was a long road to get Tranquil Wicks up and running. With his older brother Jerome’s inspiration and advice, and support from coworkers, friends, and family, Robert began the long road of learning and crafting his skills in candle making.
Over the years, Robert has had the opportunity to work with extraordinary students and witness firsthand the importance of a well-rounded career and technical education. Robert invites you to be part his journey.
Each new candle launch takes time and proper research. Through weeks of researching scents and getting feedback from friends, family, and his students each scent, color, vessel is picked and goes through our wick and burn testing to make sure we are providing the best to our customers.
All our candles are made in small batches and hand poured with love. Our candles are left to cure for 1 to 2 weeks. All labels are made with attention to details and carefully placed and ready to send to its new home.
Tranquil Wicks LLC Team
Founder and Owner
Behind the scenes, Tranquil Wicks is a one-man Latino owned small business built from the ground up on the founder’s passion for craft and entrepreneurship.
Robert Viquez, founder, and owner of Tranquil Wicks LLC is a driven educator, mentor, and leader. A lifelong resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Robert graduated from Bushwick High School in June of 2005 and obtain his Case Management certification at Hunter College School of Social Work in 2011.
Robert accredits all his entrepreneur and leadership skill form his time and education at Bushwick. Robert also looks up to his mother, Flory Viquez for her strong faith, entrepreneur skills and hardworking spirit. It’s her life lessons to always work hard, never settle for less, to forge your own future, and always give glory and thanks to God for his abundant blessings that has shaped him to be the man he is today.
Currently Robert is an event coordinator and high school teacher’s assistant working on obtaining his teaching certification in Career and Technical Education and attending LaGuardia Community College. Robert also volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York.
When not working Robert enjoys spending his days off binge watching Netflix with his dog Levi, reading, attending church, going to museums, or catching a Broadway play.