INDUSTRY E-commerce/consumer goods
FOUNDERS Carson Rawle, 27; Connor Rawle, 31
THE COMPANY Online superstore for everything Toyota Tacoma.
BRIGHT SPOTS For two outdoor enthusiast brothers, Tacoma Lifestyle has been an off-road, on-brand adventure. The company started in a basement two years ago, has grown 400 percent in the last year, is now a dealer for over 50 brands, is a designer and manufacturer of their own line of products, and has more than 320k followers on Instagram.
1. “Growing our product offering.”
2. “Next level customer service experience.”
3. “Manufacturing a broad range of in-house products.”
ADVICE “Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. Turn your business on and seize the opportunity before it’s too late.”
THE LIGHTBULB MOMENT “Our initial business was one big website where we catered to all off-road vehicles and outdoor enthusiasts. After little success, we listened to our customers who wanted a vehicle-specific website. This completely transformed our business. Everyone always tells you to find the BIGGEST industry and disrupt. We’ve done the opposite. Find a niche, and be the best in the industry.”
SHINING MOMENT “Creating jobs. Taking care of our employees and their families is what it’s all about for us.“