About Us

                                                    Welcome To RiOak
We are so glad you stopped by our little corner of the web and check out our Hand Crafted Business.   
Hi. My name is Ashley. My husband Clint and I are the owners and creators of this crazy little business we call RiOak Western Design.

In 2012, while I was pregnant with my second child, I decided I was going to start painting signs just as a hobby. I also hoped it would help supplement some income to help pay daycare for our two children. After sitting down with my mom to talk about this little business venture, we came up with the perfect name - RiOak Western Design. My oldest child’s name is Riley (Ri), and the bun I had in my oven was going to be named Oaklee (Oak). Western comes from the many, many years I barrel-raced and showed horses. So with a business name settled, we were ready to start our adventure.

Very quickly this little hobby began to take over our lives. Did we actually find a market? Yes, we did! We began painting custom signs for weddings, homes and businesses. We started a Facebook business as well; and from there, our story really got exciting.

In 2014 our little hobby became more than just a hobby. With over eighty sign orders on the books and a contract to build displays at a casino, we knew it was time to take the first major leap. I quit my full time job as an activity director. (Yes - my bachelor’s degree is in Gerontology…closely related to art don’t you think?) Well, I was running the business, but my husband continued to put in many late hours trying to help me keep up with all the orders. So, in November of 2015, he left his full-time job as a manager for Caterpillar to join me. Were we crazy? We put a lot of thought, prayer and faith into this decision and knew it was what we had to do in order for RiOak to be the best it could be.

With several thousand signs, huge display projects for local business and casinos, furniture and many rustic home décor pieces under our belt now, we are excited to see just where this little RiOak Business is going to lead us.

I am a lover of coffee, family, my husband (my high school sweetheart), country music, painting and laughing. Laughing is always good! We love working together as a team, creating rustic home décor pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. Our products are high quality, handmade pieces made right here in the good ol’ USA.

We are living our dream, selling one sign at a time. Cheers! From our coffee cup to yours ~Ashley and Clint