Our President and resident CEO Bryan Croft is always being asked “How do you do it? What’s your secret?” After all, our Mr. Croft is a very busy and successful man. Not only is he the CEO of Simply Stamps, but also the CEO of roughly ten other companies including our parent company Holmes Stamp & Sign. And here at Simply Stamps, we couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Holmes Stamp & Sign family.
Holmes Stamp & Sign is a business that started in Jacksonville, Florida over 50 years ago when Owen Holmes Jr., went into his garage and handmade rubber stamps started coming out. And while we’ve long since moved to a new location, we are still just a little over a mile away from where it all began.
What separates us here at Holmes Stamp & Sign (and by association, Simply Stamps) from the rest of the pack, is the fact that everything from stamp design (including our famous address stamp designs), to production and shipping, to customer service and web management, are all performed at the same in-house location. We believe that it is thanks to this system that our customers experience such smooth sailing when they shop with us. And if for some reason, a customer wishes to change or cancel an order, a customer representative need only call (or even walk!) over to production and notify our team.
Now while our work space may seem cramped seeing as how we perform everything in-house, but let me assure you that we are far from it! Recently in fact, we relocated our offices to a new location with so much space that we’re renting some of it out!
In a recent open forum, SimplyStamps.com’s very own Mr. Croft was asked “Why not just outsource? It’s the most budget friendly option out there.”
Mr. Croft responded: “One of the things I love most about owning a company, is creating jobs for my community and giving others in life the opportunity to work on a successful team that feels more like a family. Now that might sound cheesy, but it’s what I love! It keeps me going when I get to meet new people, coach them, train and mentor them into being great team members in our Simply Stamps community.”
As it stands Simply Stamps has approximately 50 employees and counting. We take pride in our products and services to our customers. We’re a big family that laughs, cries, and even parties together (we’re known for a pretty awesome Christmas Party!). Our ever growing family loves what they do and loves helping to make our customers as happy as they are. Here at Simply Stamps (and Holmes Stamp & Sign), we believe that a family that works together stays together, and so far it’s working!