Why I started
Rok-Stedi Hunting Gear,LLC
I have been big game and predator hunting all my life. For the past 8 years I have been guiding professionally in my home state of Arizona. Around March of 2017, I really was under impressed with the lack of hunting bipod innovation. With zero background in engineering but knowing what I wanted as a professional guide/hunter I started sketching ideas. Eventually, I got my general concept ideas on paper & then I found a creative product engineer who has helped me through the process from sketches to working prototypes.
Over the 3 year process of developing the hunting bipod I realized there was more product ideas to be developed. Each piece of RKSTD will work together as a system as well as have the ability to function with other quality hunting gear on the market. The intention of each idea has come from a serious hunter’s perspective (aka your perspective) and not from a pure revenue generating perspective. I am a firm believer that revenue and margins will work themselves out if you have the right intentions when developing a product in today’s market.
In September of 2020, I decided it was in the best interest of the business to partner with Josh Riesland (engineer & designer). His engineering background paired with my hunting/marketing experience was crictial step in advancing the business forward in order to build a quality brand in the industry. Building quality functional hunting gear for the more serious hunter is what we personally believe in & want RKSTD to be known for.