Howdy Owl History

In 2015 Brett & Kate Lofing founded Howdy Owl in the garage of their personal residence. Several months were spent experimenting & designing - trying to find just the right combination of paints, stains, and wood species. At the end of 2015, Howdy Owl grew out of the space offered in the small, two-stall garage and moved to a shop in Lincoln, NE.  Javier Leija joined Howdy Owl shortly thereafter, and quickly became an integral part of the team and an eventual business partner.  Kate handles much of the marketing & social media.  Brett & Javier design and make the products you see on this site.  Everything is made in the shop of Howdy Owl and starts with a bare piece of wood.  Sam Barker, Colton Hogy, and Drake Thomsen have also helped along the way - all three college students help in between their hectic school schedules.  We thank you for shopping Howdy Owl, and hope you find the perfect piece for you home or office wall... or find a great gift idea for a special someone or couple you know.

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