Bear Butt was founded September 2015. But the story of Bear Butt started July 10, 2011 when I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and decided to serve a 2 year mission.
On my mission I learned a lot about who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do with my life. I learned that anything is possible, and I decided then and there that I would never have a J.O.B. again. I soon realized that it was easier said than done.
An unexpected blessing that came from serving a mission was that I met my wife who was serving in the same mission. When we returned home we started getting to know each other better, and five months later we were married. Just like that we had a baby on the way.
It was hustle time.
I had enrolled in college, but dropped out before the semester even started when I realized I was only doing it because it was what other people wanted me to do, and would only lead to us going into debt.
Then I got my real estate license for the state of California. After a couple months of real estate hustling and living off of our wedding money and my wife's part time job, we decided something had to change.
That's when I started selling African Black Soap on Amazon, my first business! It was a grind and we were broke, so we moved to Idaho and lived in a trailer in my in-law's driveway.
We didn't let that stop us though. Soon the soap business took off, and I realized that I wanted to do something even bigger. I challenged myself to read 100 books in 6 months and actually apply the things I was reading.
I started pushing myself. Running everyday, even in blizzards, and waking up earlier and earlier. I wanted to change the world. I knew I had a long way to go though, and a lot to learn.
I noticed that hammocking was becoming a trend, and that they were WAY overpriced. I was determined to change that.
Then one day while fishing I thought of the name Bear Butt. It was perfect! From that point it all just started coming together.
We sold our first product November 19th 2015, and to our surprise, we sold out before Christmas! Determined to never run out of inventory again, we estimated we'd sell 50 hammocks or less a day and set up our shipments accordingly.
But we quickly exceeded 50 hammocks a day and started averaging 300 a day!! Of course.... we were out of inventory again.
I realized if I wanted to take over the other guys and become the biggest hammock company in the world that I was going to need help. That's when the Bear Butt Team started to form.
Bear Butt has been through a lot since it started, and the hustle is real. But we're not going to stop because we are determined to give you guys TOP QUALITY GEAR FOR HALF THE COST OF THE 'OTHER GUYS' WITH REAL CUSTOMER SERVICE ON TOP.
JOIN US IN THE JOURNEY!