who we are
Hi everyone! I'm Steve and this is John (my twin brother) and Eric (our lifelong friend). When I say we are lifelong friends, I mean it - all three of us have been friends since we were three years old. We grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota (outside of St. Paul for those not familiar with the area). We played everything from basketball to video games together and were inseparable from preschool on. We have always dreamed of starting a business together and at the beginning of 2019 we finally did it. We call it wubo.
Where we've been
We have have always had a passion for entrepreneurship and eyewear. John and I started a business selling sunglasses in 2008 and ran it throughout college (John went to the University of Minnesota and I went to the University of St. Thomas). Since college, John and I have run that business, selling sunglasses and outdoor gear. Eric has worked in the corporate world for two different retailers since graduating from the University of Minnesota. All the while, we have been trying to understand what people are looking for in the perfect pair of sunglasses.
We are on a mission to build the best sunglasses in the world. Period. We believe that major brands sacrifice character and craftsmanship when creating their sunglasses. We are different because we take the care to design, test, and build our products and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality.