Anything Joe's® began in Myrtle Beach, SC in the spring of 1997 with a kiosk at a local mall. But the idea of Anything Joe's has much earlier roots. Founder Joe Bushardt began personalizing items at craft shows at the age of 13. With his family's help, he traveled all over the Carolinas doing weekend craft shows, Joe graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in marketing, working for two years in banking before deciding to put all of his energy into building a business using the art skills he had developed as a teen. As he began in Myrtle Beach, he was joined by partner Clay Spivey who had twenty years of performance, management, public relations and marketing experience in the music industry.
Together they have grown Anything Joe's into a nationally known personalizing business with a highly successful retail location, and web site.
The Retail Store:
The current "Home Store"is located on South Carolina's "Grand Strand!" in the charming lakeside Barefoot Landing (www.barefootlanding.com) shopping complex.
www.anythingjoes.com is an extension of Anything Joe's® retail operation. Being in a tourist location, many if not most of our customers are from different parts of the country. The web site was started in 1999 to make it easier for our out of town customers to order from home. However web shoppers from around the country have found the site and we now ship items to all 50 states, Canada and abroad.
What happens when I order?
The Internet orders are received in our North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing location and shipped from there. All items are hand painted after we receive your order. We do not use decals or stencils, but do everything freehand. This gives us a lot more freedom and flexibility when creating your gifts, but also means that your order may vary slightly from the pattern you choose.
Does Joe still paint?
Yes, he does. And we now have up to six artists on staff painting alongside Joe. Some of them have art degrees and some, like Joe, have just painted all of their lives. These artists take great pride in creating one of a kind gifts for you. The goal of our artists is to produce the most unique personalized gifts that will bring lots of smiles yet get it to you in a timely fashion.
We strive to make each gift ordered one that you will be proud to own or give. If upon receipt of your order you have questions, please feel free to call or email. We are happy to have you as a customer and want to be sure you receive what you ordered.
We currently have two locations. The original store at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach and a franchise store in Virginia Beach, VA. We are not currently offering further franchise opportunities.