Fifteen years of inspiring belief


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Our values have guided every step

As we look back over the last 15 years, it’s clear to us how we got here. By living our values: Have Grit. Teach and Lead. Step Up and Own It. Act With Heart. Do the Right Thing. On day one, we dedicated ourselves to bringing these values to life, and remarkable things have happened ever since.

Have Grit

This business is not for wimps, especially when you’re based in Houston. For 5,479 days and counting, we’ve kept our company and our clients on course through hurricanes, economic crises, floods, industry disasters, global pandemics – and of course a few thousand near-impossible deadlines. Here are highlights.

  1. 2005
    1. Kern Design and Fisher Creative merge to form BrandExtract.
      People Count: 5

    2. The BrandExtract Logo "Head" is born. He is lovingly known as Stu.

  2. 2006
    1. Our client, Stripes, is born. Our brand strategy, identity and TV, radio and MySpace marketing work helps them to eventually go public.

    2. BrandExtract acquires BravoZulu.
      People Count: 9

  3. 2007
    1. BrandExtract moves out of a residential home and into The Design Center on Old Katy Road in Houston, TX.
      People Count: 13

    2. BrandExtract attends the first of many sporting events. This one at Rice University with shirts, of course, of our own design.

  4. 2008
    1. SAM support is created.

    2. The first official Friday BEer:30, a tradition that still exists today, begins.

  5. 2009
    1. BrandExtract doubles its office footprint and grows.
      People Count: 21

    2. BrandExtract's Recognition Committee is formed. The quarterly Big Head Award, weekly recognition via The Bird, and Quarterly Days of service are born.

  6. 2010
    1. First appearance on Inc 5000. With 51% growth from 2007 to 2010, BrandExtract makes the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies during the worst recession in a century.

    2. BrandExtract acquires Parker:Hayden.

    3. Ranked 6th in 'Largest Houston Agencies.'

  7. 2011
    1. Our client eVgo, the first national charging network for vehicles, is named AMA Marketer of the Year.

    2. At the first Chili Cookoff, Julia wins Spiciest Chili, but Donovan takes home Best Overall.

    3. BrandExtract is ranked 77th on HBJ's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

  8. 2012
    1. BrandExtract takes home three International Web Awards.

    2. BrandExtract ranked #40 on Houston Fastest Growing 100 List.

    3. BrandExtract named to the Houston Business Journal Fast 100 List.

    4. BrandExtract listed in AMA Marketer of the Year 'Best of Category.'

  9. 2014
    1. BrandExtract acquires Shable and Associates.

    2. BrandExtract publishes its first responsive website for a client.

    3. BrandExtract ranked in the top 16 worldwide for Website Design and Development by the Web Marketing Association.

  10. 2015
    1. BrandExtract and Clients celebrate our Ten Year Anniversary at Karbach Brewery.

    2. Stu undergoes a brand transformation and is refreshed.

  11. 2017
    1. BrandExtract is featured in the prestigious LogoLounge publication.

    2. BrandExtract is named best digital firm in Houston and wins seven WebAwards.

  12. 2018
    1. BrandExtract awarded several AMA Crystal Awards.

  13. 2019
    1. BrandExtract awarded Great Place to Work.

    2. BrandExtract awarded six W3 Awards and six Web Awards.

  14. 2020
    1. Global Pandemic hits Houston and BrandExtract swiftly, seamlessly transitions to full remote working, having been built to be online and remote.

    2. Stu gets a facelift. Life is grand and BrandExtract invites all clients on board for another Fifteen Years. Salute!

Teach and Lead

Act With Heart

In everything we do, one thing’s for sure – our hearts are fully in it. That goes for how we work, how we play and how we support our neighbors.

Do the Right Thing

Fifteen years ago we vowed that in every decision we make, no matter how difficult, the right way would be our only way. That means acting on behalf of our people, our clients and our community, regardless of what’s popular or expected. When this is your foundation, you’re bound to face some adversity, but you will never falter.

Postcards from the journey

We’ve come far in 15 years. Here are some thoughts from teammates and clients who’ve made this rollicking adventure happen. (And are still making it happen.)

Glad you could stop by our 15-year celebration. Let’s keep the fun going. Visit our website and find out more about us and what we can do for you.

Thank you for your belief