Sure, the Aladdin Company was started in approximately 1908 (as the North American Construction Company) by brothers William J. and Otto E. Sovereign. It was a company which provided "Ready Cut" house packages and shipped them all over the United States. Most people are somewhat familiar with Sears Catalog Homes but, fewer people are aware that the Sovereign brothers actually hatched the idea. William Sovereign was working for a Bay City boat manufacturer that was producing "Knock Down" boat kits. He thought it was a novel idea and approached his brother to ask if he thought it was an idea he could market (Otto was an ad man at a local newspaper at the time). William said that the boat kits could only be sold where there was water. Houses however, could be sold anywhere. William designed a boat house (or garage) in their Mother's kitchen (using a yardstick) and started selling pre- cut packages for boat houses and Summer cottages. They expanded to become the largest Ready Cut housing company in the nation. They closed their doors in 1981 and "officially" went out of business in 1987. Note: The information here was provided without consulting my notes. The dates may not be accurate.