MEET TEAM REVO! It started with a common drive and passion. We wanted to create a brand that represented our core values, creative ambition, and our unique personalities. Though we're from all different parts of the USA, we united our strengths and experience with the goal to create the best quality products at the right price.
ORIGINS. Thomas and Lawrence grew up in Denver, CO while Ed grew spent most of his youth in St. Louis, MO. Thomas still remains in Colorado. A great location offering the perfect landscape for real world outdoor product testing! Lawrence now resides in New Jersey which has a unique combination of urban and rural influence in product design philosophy. Ed has resided in Maine for the past 20 years. A great environment of endless wilderness which has inspired a lot of the REVO Journey Outdoor series knives and gear.
THE REVO IDENTITY: At REVO we believe that character and identity are equaly important as price and value when creating a brand. We believe that each product should reflect a part of our unique attributes as designers and enthusiasts, After extensive experience in the knife and gear industry we noticed a trend of 'faceless' companies all racing to make the cheapest product, but with no real heart and soul behind the brand. At REVO we live with the products we build and engage with the community we are a part of. This identity is an integral part of the REVO brand.
Born/raised. – Denver, CO
Background – Industrial Designer, worked for Magpul Ind. Kershaw – ZT – Southern Grind, Case Knives and Buck.
Studied – Standley Lake HS in Westminster, CO and MSU in Denver for a BS in Industrial Design
Why REVO? – In an effort to make the very best products for other gear and function driven folks that appreciate value and inspiring thoughtful design.
Role in REVO – Chief Designer and focused on all execution of manufacturing and production.
Hobbies & Interests –Living the outdoor Colorado lifestyle, Ballgames with and for the family, Golf, and a the love of growing good business that matters.
Thomas lives by the Motto – Memento Mori to remind him to live life to the fullest every day. When it comes to business and life his philosophy is to "do 5 things everyday that f***ing matter"! Thomas loves spending time with his wife and two kids who are now almost teenagers. He frequents Downtown Frederick at Georgia Boys for a whiskey lemonade and pulled pork. You may also catch him at annual tree carving festival. Certainly anything downtown Loveland on 4th street. He also owns and operates his own barbershop - Tommy’s Barbers & Blades, aka TBBs (best in the World!). If you want to see what he's working on you'll find him either at the barbershop or at Havana Manor in Longmont where he enjoys a fine cigar from time to time.
Born/Raised - St. Louis, MO.
Currently Resides - Belfast, Maine.
Background - Owner/Foudner Bladerunners Systems and E-Volve knives. 12 years experience in the cutlery industry.
Studied - Ed has studied and lived all across the U.S.A., but completed high school and attended college in Maine
Why REVO? - REVO has a lot of appeal. It's a great source of pride for us and our families. I can provide products I believe in with a great value proposition for our customers.
Role in REVO: CEO / Founder / Vision Pioneer. Turning ideas into reality with the help of a great team.
Hobbies & Interests - I'm not embarrassed to say, I like Dungeons and Dragons ;) I also love being outdoors and working on various art projects. Reading comic books, attempting to make music on occasion.
My family consists of my sons and my wife, our dog Mugsy and a host of other critters and creatures. Glad to live close to my Dad, and my extended family as well! I live by the Motto/Philosophy: Knowing is half the battle. On my days off you can catch me out on the trail around Swan Lake, stomping around our property with the kids, or at the gym in Belfast. My favorite hang out is the Whales Tooth Pub down at the shore, eating that prime rib sandwich!
Born/Raised - St. Paul, MN / Denver, Colorado
Currently Resides - New Jersey
Background - Before REVO Lawrence spent 12 years in the Logistics Industry. He is now Co-Owner/Foudner Bladerunners Systems and E-Volve knives with 12 years experience in the cutlery industry.
Studied - Rutgers University School of Business, New Brunswick, NJ. BA Business Management. 2002.
Why REVO? - REVO is a platform that allows me to realize my creative endeavors. It allows me to engage with the community one on one which is my favorite part of the job.
Role in REVO: COO / Founder / Mission Control. Operational management, supply chain management, marketing development, and logistics.
Hobbies & Interests - Lawrence enjoys staying active. Basketball, Boxing, and BJJ are his go to sports. He is also an avid shooter and loves a trip to the range. He has two boys and loves to engage with them in their interests.
The pursuit of improvement. This is what drives Lawrence to wake up each morning. He believes that everyone has the potential to do better and be better. Learning new skills is one of the most exciting parts of life and encourages him to constantly pursue knowledge. Much of Lawrence's passions such as shooting video, photos, graphic design have translated well into his line of work at REVO. Finding new applications of knowledge while developing relationships with people is the best part about the job for him. His favorite part of the job is meeting the customers, so come by and say hi next time REVO is at a local show!
When you contact REVO you are talking to the owners and founders of the company! All your concerns and feedback are handled by us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!