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Gresham business moves to owners' Sandy home

When Rob and Faith Stewart started experiencing some trouble with business names in 2013, they took it as an opportunity to do what they do best: rebrand. POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Faith and Rob Stewart show off their footwear at their business Red Boot Branding, which recently relocated to Sandy.

The Stewarts’ business, originally Logoworks, is a brand development company that specializes in printing logos on just about anything you could ask for.

When looking for a new name for her and her husband’s then 20-year-old business, Faith had to look no further than her own closet.

Her token red boots became the new namesake for their business, now Red Boot Branding. POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Rob Stewart runs the printer at Red Boot Branding.

“I wear them,” said Faith with a laugh while explaining where the name came from. “What we want to do for our customers is help them stand out — pick that one thing that makes them unique.”

While Rob said he doesn’t own a pair of red boots, he’s very supportive of the red-washed business.

The couple started their business in Gresham in 1993.

With a background in advertising, Faith started freelance projects in branding after leaving her previous job to be home with her children.

That freelance project eventually turned into a family business.

“We went from being in a garage, to a commercial warehouse in Gresham to this neat little spot in Sandy,” Faith said.

On July 30, the couple picked up their business in Gresham and moved it to Sandy, where they live.

The couple and their nearly seven employees, each of whom they consider to be family, are now set up in the 5,000-square-foot building across the street from the Sandy Fire Department.

So far, the couple said the difference in their business has been night and day. POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Red Boot Branding does both screen printing and direct-to-shirt printing.

Although they said they have many established, loyal customers, their Gresham location — off of Northwest Division Street next to Cash and Carry — wasn’t easily noticed by passersby.

On the main strip in Sandy, where the speed limit is only 25 miles per hour and foot traffic is more common, walk-ins warmly welcome the Stewarts.

“We’ve had people just come in and say, ‘It’s different in here. I just wanted to see what you guys are doing,” Rob said with a laugh.

Rob and Faith are more than happy to provide an explanation. Red Boot Branding prints logos on clothing, using embroidery and screen-printing, creates signs and banners and also will print logos on any other promotional products customers might need.

The businesses showroom’s red walls are stocked with cups, mugs, Chapstick tubes and countless other items printed with logos.POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - In addition to printing, Red Boot Branding also does embroidery.

“We have access to, like, 300,000 different promotional items,” Rob said. “It’s limitless actually.”

The couple said they also enjoy how welcoming and close-knit the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is.

They’ve already participated in two First Friday events, for which they’ve created a state-of-the-art banner that can be seen flying outside the shop during the first week of the month.

“It’s all just such a good fit,” Faith said, adding to Rob: “I think we feel like we came home, don’t we?”

In the future, Faith and Rob would be willing to expand their business to fill the large space it now occupies.POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Rob and Faith Stewart own Red Boot Branding, a business they started in Gresham and recently relocated to Sandy, where they live.  #6: Red Boot Branding transfers logos to clothing using screen printing and other techniques.

But for now, they are happy just trying to make customers happy.

“I like that they’re trusting us to help them build something,” Faith said, agreeing with Rob who said he knows his wife really enjoys making customers happy.

“That’s what we do,” he said. “We don’t want satisfied customers. We want happy customers.”

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