Today we’d like to introduce you to Jared Gendron.
Jared, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been an entrepreneur since I was a kid. I founded JG Autographs when I was a teenager in the 1990’s. We specialize in selling rare autographs and historical artifacts. I am always focused on building bigger and better things in business; you cannot sit still. You have to keep growing, advancing and keeping up with the ever-changing global climate of our world today. My brother Trevor came on board with our company 6 years ago and with us both having art backgrounds from an education and personal interest standpoint. Trevor with a career as an art director in the music industry, and myself an e-commerce entrepreneur we had a plan to build out a creative company in the art space. We gradually worked on House of Roulx as a side project idea and launched the brand in 2015.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?Running a small business is never a smooth road. The life of an entrepreneur is unique. It’s a way a life unlike that of any other 9-5 job. There are obstacles and challenges every day, but with that comes a fantastic freedom of being able to work when you want and with whom you want.
To this day I still enjoy being able to say “I have never had a job.” Roulx has also brought us a fantastic and supportive community of artists and creative we now get to call collaborators and friends. Artists like Robert Mars, Anna Kincaide, Mike Giant, Cey Adams, Free Humanity and Al Diaz to name a few. We are so grateful to have been able to build great working relationships with people we respect and admire. The way we approach projects is a team effort, a “we are all in this together” mentality and it is super refreshing and rewarding!
We’d love to hear more about your business.
House of Roulx is a visual arts brand. Primarily we are a print publisher, but we also represent artists on various levels including the sale of original works, commissions and licensing opportunities. We have working relationships with artists, both emerging talent and globally recognized icons in the art world. We have new limited edition print releases on an almost daily basis and have a large catalog of previously released prints and originals for sale.
Additionally, we curate art for local restaurants including the Serenitee Group and we work with many local creative institutions on various shows and events such as the recent Ink Block Boston underground mural project. We have our first ever group show at our studio in Danvers, MA on November 11th, “Americana Revolution” featuring the work of Cey Adams, Robert Mars, John Joseph Hanright, Jessica Brilli, Andrew Houle and Markus Sebastiano.
What were you like growing up?
I have always been an entrepreneur. I started my first company in high school, built it up throughout college (actually building the company as parts of various college projects) and fortunate to be able to still run it today. I suppose I am very much the same today as I was as a kid. I stay busy and I am always pushing forward, trying to stay ahead of the curve and keeping creative new ideas flowing! For me, it’s always been about doing something I enjoyed and just enjoying each and every day. When I was a kid and people asked what I might want to be when I grew up I never had an answer, I never wanted to be a banker, or a lawyer, or a doctor, I just wanted to do my own thing, I wanted to be happy and enjoy life, that’s my goal!
- Our limited edition prints range from $50 – $250
- Original works range from $500 – $30,000
- Address: House of Roulx – 430 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923 (By appointment only)
- Website: http://www.houseofroulx.com
- Phone: 978-536-0033
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseofroulx/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofroulx/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/houseofroulx?lang=en
- Other: http://www.jgautographs.com
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