Both thanks and congratulations are in order! We were honored to be a recipient of a 2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the category of Young Entrepreneurs for the Chicago Suburban region, but man were we in good company – Batavia took home 6 out of the 18 awards! Fuck Yeah Batavia indeed (#FYB)
We decided to make Beardsgaard a thing out of a desire to do the work that we loved while also being able to create a great family life for our kid.
When we started hiring folks, it changed into the first two things with the addition of getting to build a really great place to work for those who choose to spend so much of their lives with us.
As we finally started getting chances to get our of the shop and around town, we found we had rather accidentally happened into a vibrantly offbeat local business community we didn’t even know about when we chose this town.
As more and more new clients found their way to our doors, we found friends, compatriots, and for real, the weirdest weirdoes one could ever hope to encounter in the world. Life is truly pretty good.
So while awards are always a huge honor, they don’t even make it onto the list of reasons we work as hard as we do for this place we call Beardsgaard.
It’s about the people. It’s about this town. It’s about the craft. And it’s about having a place where when someone has to tell you not to do that stupid thing, it’s the shop manager in his Managersaurus boss form.
Greatest of thanks to our staff, clients, Batavia MainStreet, the Chamber, and all of the folks that make our shop and all of the other fantastic businesses of Batavia possible.