Business/Entrepreneur of the Month » October 2014
This month the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Engelhaupt Embroidery as October’s Business of the Month. What started out as a way to start a business while being able to stay home and raise her children has led to 31 years of business for Linda Engelhaupt. Linda and her husband Tom grew up in Logan County and felt this was a good place to raise a family and to start their business. So in 1983 she decided to join the list of entrepreneurs who take that leap of faith with the first small step. She started out just doing wholesale work for other businesses in her home but branched out into the retail business in 1986 and eventually focused strictly on the retail endeavors.
Engelhaupt Embroidery now has a Bellefontaine retail store and two full service travel trailer stores. Tom & Linda’s daughter and son-in-law, Leslie & Chris Gardisser have joined the family business and the two travel stores scheduled 35 weeks of shows for the 2014 year. They work together using a color coded calendar keeping straight who goes where, for how long and who (if anyone) is “manning the store” at home. Along with their family, long time loyal employee Martha Marshall is a huge part of the store. Martha helps at shows as well as keeping the store open when the Engelhaupts are on the road. Their shows cover more than Ohio too. Linda and her team travel to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and now are looking at an opportunity in Mississippi also! Of course they keep track of requests by Facebook, email or phone all the time too.
The Engelhaupts know the importance of standing behind their work too. “We enjoy doing business with hard working company owners, families, farmers and individuals who want a quality product with a good name backing it up,” said Linda.
Engelhaupt Embroidery offers a variety of services. Their custom embroidery service includes monograms, lettering, custom logos and designs. Engelhaupt Embroidery has been a member of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce for 25 years. Please join us in congratulating and recognizing Engelhaupt Embroidery as October’s Business of the Month.