Jacob Geiger and Work It, Richmond were nice enough to profile us in today's newsletter. A small sample of the article is below. To read the full piece, please click here. Enjoy!
February 13, 2012 | Jacob Geiger
Tell us the basics: Who are you, what’s your company’s name, and how long have you been at this company? My name is Andrew Broocker and I own Reginald’s Homemade. We make all-natural peanut and cashew butter that’s sold online, at local farmers’ markets and at various retailers throughout Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg and now Rockville, Md. We’ve been around since May 2011.
You lost 150 pounds while deciding to live a healthier lifestyle. What led from that to starting a business focusing on peanut butter and other nut butters? I worked in the restaurant industry around Richmond for most of my adult life. I was overweight, unhealthy and unhappy. One day, I said “enough is enough” and decided to turn my life around and get fit. Over the course of a year, I lost about 150 lbs. As I got healthy, I developed a love for all-natural peanut butter. When I wasn’t satisfied with the options on the shelf, I started to make my own. That’s how Reginald’s Homemade got its start.