QALO's 5th Birthday: Our 5 Favorite Moments
Birthdays are a pretty big deal no matter what age you are, but around here, we’re pretty excited about a milestone birthday. QALO just turned FIVE! That’s five years of continuous effort towards what we’re committed to - Quality, Athletics, Love, and the Outdoors. That’s five years of incredible customers, customers just like YOU, who have been working to meet their commitments, and showing their true dedication with our rings. So, what have we been up to over the past 1,825 days? Check out our 5 favorite moments over the past 5 years.
We Grew Quickly
Over the past 5 years, we've seen our customer base grow exponentially! We love seeing our rings on so many people. All in all, QALO rings were designed with the goal of being able to show your commitment to your spouse, family, and adventure during your everyday routine and we love that this stands true with all of you, as well. We've found that our rings are great in a number of different professions: Firefighters, Police service members, Mechanics, Military personnel, Estheticians, Chefs, Farmers, and more. They're also the ideal ring for Athletes, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Travelers.
We Moved to New Spaces & Gained Some New Faces
With our growth, we’ve welcomed in new members to the QALO family. We started off with a few people in a tiny office and now we're up to around 60-70 employees. This includes new spouses, children, and of course - new office pets! All of this resulted in us outgrowing a few spaces. We moved from our small office in the circle in Orange, CA to our great new office space - where we are now. We also added in a fully functioning CrossFit gym in and walk-in storefront. Be sure to come visit if you're located near Santa Ana, CA!
We Teamed Up With Ambassadors Who Love QALO
We know that our rings are pretty incredible, but we’re so very humbled by the ambassadors who have come forward to share their love for QALO with us. From firefighters and paramedics to surfers, track stars, and NFL quarterbacks, we’re so proud of our growing list of QALO ambassadors and supporters. A few names you might recognize include NFL Quarterbacks, Andy Dalton & Kirk Cousins, Country Musician, Jason Aldean & his wife, Brittany. Some of your favorite Reality TV Stars rock our rings, too, including Jade & Tanner Tolbert and Catherine & Sean Lowe. We can't forget our CrossFit Superstars, Chyna Cho, Christian Lucero, Jason Khalipa, & Julie Foucher. Plus, UFC Fighter, Chris Weidman!
We Partnered with Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations
Over the course of the past five years, we’ve joined forces with some amazing philanthropic organizations that we are extremely passionate about. By working with these dedicated non-profit organizations, we’re able to commit to impacting the lives of so many in our communities. We’re proud of our “Barbells for Boobs” line, which supports breast cancer, as well as rings dedicated to causes close to our customers’ hearts including autism awareness. See more here.
We Introduced New Products
QALO has expanded so much in just the past five short years! In addition to tons of new ring styles, colors, and custom engraving options, we launched a line of apparel. Some ring styles new to us since our start include:
-Q2X: Designed for people who work with their hands, this is our own brand of silicone. It’s less rigid than traditional silicone and is up to ten times more resistant to gasoline, oil, and solvents. It’s non-conductive, non-porous, and stands up to 22 pounds of pressure before breaking.
-Perforated: Designed for athletes. The reimagined design allows for increased airflow and higher breathability. This flat profile ring is made of a higher tensile strength silicone, durable enough to last through any workout.
-Compass: Designed for adventurers. This square silhouette, made with the same QALO comfort, consists of intricate details showcasing a distinct compass design. This ring provides a functional, versatile, and safe alternative to the traditional ring, while serving as a reminder that the outdoors are our greatest playground.
Five years is a decent amount of time, and we’re thrilled to have made it this far. But we’re far from complacent and we’re not slowing down! We’ve got big things on the way and we’re excited to invite you to come along with us on some great new adventures over the next 5 years. We’re celebrating our birthday with discounts for you! Click here to browse our collection of sale styles to find your next QALO ring.