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Club Car Kicks Golf Carts into High Gear

Club Car came into the picture when it was founded in Houston, Texas in 1958. Bill Stevens, Jr. purchased the company shortly after its founding, eventually moving operation operations over to Augusta, Georgia in the 1960s. It is in Augusta where Club Car’s primary headquarters resides to this day. In the 1970s, ownership of Club Car went from Bill Stevens to an executive group from EZGO with goals of operating its own business. It was under this ownership where Club Car flourished, transitioning and building a reputation as a highly regarded and trailblazing player in the golf cart industry. This… Read More

Uncle Julio’s Redefines Tex-Mex Cuisine

Robert V. Glaser’s illustrious career has included his time working with an experienced team that was tasked with making a number of profitable investments, the Mexican food restaurant chain Uncle Julio’s is one of them. Dallas, Texas would serve as the flagship home of the Mexican restaurant chain better known as Uncle Julio’s, which made its debut in the 1980s. Seemingly experiencing few if any of the growing pains restaurants often endure as they develop a loyal customer base and achieve success, Uncle Julio’s achieved a level of popularity quite rapidly after opening for business. With its much-acclaimed margarita/sangria drink… Read More

The Impressive Success of Sur La Table

In 1972, a woman named Shirley Collins took the initiative of launching the retail company Sur La Table in Seattle. Collins oversaw the opening of the inaugural retail location in the downtown area. It was during the late 1980s that Sur La Table would go on to spearhead its first mail-order catalog. Collins eventually sold Sur La Table in 1995 which was also when the company launched its second retail location, this time located in Berkeley, California. I took another four years before Sur La Table established itself online and launched its official website. By the early 2000s, Sur La… Read More

The Colorful History of Club Car

In 1958, the founding of Club Car took place in Houston, Texas. Shortly thereafter, the company fell under the ownership of Bill Stevens, Jr. after he purchased it. Stevens oversaw the transitioning of company operations from Houston to Augusta, Georgia during the early 1960s. Since moving to Augusta, Club Car’s primary headquarters has remained there to this day. Club Car once again switched hands during the 1970s when it was purchased by an executive group from EZGO that was looking to operate its own business. During this tome Club Car eventually became a respected and powerful player in the golf… Read More

The Runaway Success of Uncle Julio’s

Robert V. Glaser’s illustrious career has included his time working with an experienced team that was tasked with making a number of profitable investments, the Mexican food restaurant chain Uncle Julio’s is one of them. It was in Dallas, Texas where Uncle Julio’s first opened its doors back in the late 1980s. Managing to avoid many of the struggled that new restaurants must contend with as they grow in popularity, Uncle Julio’s quickly became a highly frequented eatery shortly after opening. Riding the success of the much-beloved margarita/sangria drink called the “The Swirl”, the restaurant became a Dallas sensation of… Read More

Catherines: Stylish Clothing for Plus Size Women

During the course of his illustrious career, Robert V. Glaser was an integral player in a team that made several high-end investments, one of these investments was the plus size clothing and fashion department store Catherines. Catherines achieved its rightful place in the history books by concentrating its efforts on full-figured women at a time when plus size fashion wasn’t necessarily considered to be “en vogue”. It was the year 1960 when an entrepreneurial woman going by the name of Catherine Weaver took it upon herself to open a small boutique located in Memphis, Tennessee. Since Weaver herself fell under… Read More

The Global Gucci Empire

The famous Gucci name comes from its founder Guccio Gucci, fashion designer and businessman who founded the company in 1921. Gucci was inspired by the luggage guests brought in during his time working at a hotel. His first foray into retail and fashion consisted of a shop which concentrated on selling fine leather goods tinged with an undeniably classic style. Gucci would eventually employ his sons to assist with increasing the company’s reach, broadening its reach into Rome, Milan, and Florence. Thanks to its tremendous, Gucci’s sons took the reins and continued to expand into the 1950s, eventually New York… Read More

Sur La Table’s Ongoing Success

During his career, Robert V. Glaser worked extensively with the company of Investcorp. Investcorp’s portfolio has at one time or another included well over 100 investments totaling nearly $40 billion in transaction value. One of these investments is kitchenware product company Sur La Table. Sur La Table was founded by a woman named Shirley Collins in 1972, who opened the first retail location in the downtown area before moving to the waterfront Pike Place Market in 1980. In the late 80s, the company launched its first mail-order catalog. In 1995, Collins sold Sur La Table. That same year, the company… Read More

The High Flying History of Atlas Air Inc.

During his career, Robert V. Glaser had a role as part of a team responsible for making a number of lucrative investments. He has also served on several boards of companies with no relation to MapleWood or Investcorp. One of these companies is the large freight aircraft and crew renter Atlas Air, Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide was founded by businessman Michael A. Chowdry back in 1992. Back then, not much attention was paid to freight hauling in the passenger airline industry, which spurred Chowdry into seizing the opportunity to achieve success in the air cargo sector. Hence, Atlas Air was… Read More

The Deliciousness of Uncle Julio’s

During his career, Robert V. Glaser had a role as part of a team responsible for making a number of lucrative investments, one of these investments being the fine Mexican food restaurant chain Uncle Julio’s. In 1986, the first Uncle Julio’s opened to the public in Dallas, Texas. Seemingly experiencing none of the struggles often faced by new dining establishments, the restaurant’s popularity skyrocketed quickly. Demand for the frozen margarita/sangria drink known as “The Swirl” reached a fever pitch, further increasing Uncle Julio’s popularity and its clientele. Today, there are more than 25 Uncle Julio’s restaurants in several states including… Read More