Taylor Jarvis, with the help of her husband David, created Hide & Timber in 2020 as an online retail platform specializing in custom wood signs and leather hat logos. The Owensboro-based company has grown to have customers nationwide and will soon open its first brick-and-mortar location at 609 Park Plaza Drive.
With 2019 nearing an end, Jarvis spent her days working as a full-time nurse, supporting her husband, and raising their two young kids. While she valued all those roles, it limited the time for Jarvis to express her artistic ability.
So she purchased some equipment to begin making wood signs for her family.
“From there, my hobby transformed into engraving wood cutouts and signage, to leather, and more,” Jarvis said. “The next few months, I worked on finding my unique style and technique with the leather and wood before deciding to sell my products at vendor markets.”
Fast forward three years, and Hide & Timber has grown and evolved exponentially, allowing both Taylor and David to resign from their jobs and run the company full-time. David does, however, still offer bow fishing tours in the summer.
Custom leather patch hats brought Hide & Timber to fame. Still, they are much more than that, offering wood engraving, name cutouts, nursery rounds, acrylic signs, and their private label apparel.
“What keeps us busy is our custom logo branding,” Jarvis said. “We make hats for companies all over the country using their company logo. We also have come to love our own brand, which features our logo, the state of Kentucky, and hunting-inspired designs.”
The couple follows a unique process to make their leather stand out, which includes dying and sewing each patch by hand. They boast thousands of brand and hat options, including Richardson, FlexFit, and ’47Brand. They also offer an assortment of women’s options and custom leather beanies.
The private-label offerings draw inspiration from David’s passion for the outdoors and hunting, while Taylor focuses on branding the ladies’ side. Those brands include OBKY, Kentucky, Mama, and Spiritwear.
David is an Owensboro native, and Taylor is from Wyoming. After traveling for work for many years, she said they’re glad they laid their roots in Owensboro.
“Owensboro is home, and the community has been very supportive of our work,” Jarvis said. “We have met so many people in this role and love what we do. We hope opening a storefront will allow us to brand more companies and share our products and love for Owensboro with more of the community.”
Learn more about Hide & Timber at hideandtimberdesigns.com or by searching their company name on Facebook and Instagram. Their products are available at etsy.com, and they look forward to opening their storefront soon. Order custom products by emailing [email protected].
With production off-site, the new store will operate on limited hours, primarily opening in the evening and on weekends so patrons can conveniently swing by after work.
“Our goal is to bring something different to the Owensboro area with custom quality products,” Jarvis said. “We are a husband-and-wife team, and everything is handmade by us. Our store will feature our completed products.”