Edgar Castillo, owner and curator of The Happy Saguaro brings over 30 years of experience of providing the highest quality regional pottery and décor for the distinguished home. Castillo travels regularly to Mexico, nearby states and Native American reservations and personally hand selects everything that is offered in his store. His travels take him along many of the same routes and communities that his father would take him along as a youth. Castillo’s father was the wholesale distributor for locally operated Rascon Landscaping and Nursery. Castillo is proud to carry on the family tradition today and continues to nurture his relationship with his long-term customers and artisans.
Until recently, The Happy Saguaro kept a presence for the past five years in a space at Old Tucson Studios. The gift shop saw great success and was frequented by tourists as well as local shoppers. However, Castillo wanted to open a store in Oro Valley to better serve his customers in that region.
It was providence when a space previously occupied by Rascon became available. It was the same building his father had worked at and he had visited as a youth. Castillo moved the business to the valley and states, "It is a treat to provide a service to residents who have extreme pride of their community and are extremely supportive of shopping in Oro Valley.”