Our Vision: Make Lives Better
evo strives to make lives better by crafting elevated customer and employee experiences, fostering human connection and igniting passions, while leveraging our success to give back.
People often asked why I started evo and when it started, and I’ve always held that the path of our business is intertwined in our personal journeys. The reality is that in a sense, the inspiration for evo existed long before 2001. My Uncle Jack introduced me to skiing in grade school, and I’ve been doing everything that I can to participate ever since. Selling gear as a little kid provided the means to buy lift tickets and access this amazing experience, and for over 30 years now, evo really has been a story of one thing leads to another. From hustling to buy a lift ticket, to eventually getting the chance to chase winters worldwide, evo has opened doors to a world of sport and culture that I could have never imagined. As we move ahead, the desire to share that same experience drives our site, our stores and most of all, our evoTrip adventure travel vacations – our opportunity to introduce customers to these amazing sports and culture experiences around the world.
-Bryce Phillips, Founder & CEO
The Three Goals: evo's Formula For Success
For evo, "success" can only be achieved when these three goals are in balance:
- Build an Iconic Brand and Business
While building a world-class brand and creating extraordinary customer experiences at every touch-point are paramount to our success, building a great business that operates at the highest financial levels is equally important. When we achieve this balance, everyone within evo's sphere will benefit.
- Create an Extraordinary Place and Path for Our Employees
evo is a family where we push each other to achieve at high levels and support each other in times of need. We also know how important it is for our team to have time for their passions, from powder days to family time to volunteering for the cause they care about most. Moreover, we want to make evo the very best place to work by crafting a compelling professional path and ensuring that each employee can participate in the financial upside as the company is successful. This is both the right thing to do and best for business.
- Leverage Our Success to Give Back; Working to Help and Empower Underserved Youth
Using business as a medium to help others will change the world. It is not just an opportunity but absolutely critical if we are going to move the world in the right direction. Having been in our DNA since the very beginning, evo strives to help youth with our time, financial resources, influence, and reach. This is integral to our success. In the coming years, we will work to ensure that the evo brand is synonymous with our Cause.
The Great 8: evo's Core Values
- EVOLUCION: There is a restlessness at the heart of evo. A belief that we can build a better way to do business—and then a better one after that. We take smart risks. We embrace the failures that lead to a better way. We are relentless in our intent to improve as individuals, and as the company we are building together.
- COMUNICACION: Communication is how we build strong, trusting relationships with each other, and with our partners, customers and communities. Respectful, transparent communication is not an option at evo—it is an obligation.
- RESPECT: Every member of the extended evo community—customers, partners, vendors, fellow employees—should feel respected, heard and valued. Every evo interaction should communicate respect for individuals, industries and the communities we live and play in.
- CREDIBILITY: Credibility comes from our passion for what we do, our service and expertise, and our welcoming, authentic approach to customers of all styles, abilities and interests.
- INVITATION:We create community-focused, customer experiences that are inviting and accessible. We open the doors to all people. And we share our passions and knowledge with humility and a genuine desire to help.
- BALANCED AMBITION: We are committed to balance—as a company, and as individuals. We balance our desire to be a growing, profitable business with the needs of our communities and a commitment to give back. We balance professional ambitions with our lives outside evo.
- LEADERSHIP: We are always seeking a better way of doing things and to lead the way. We lead by example, are not afraid to take risks and learn from our failures. We strive to be leaders as individuals and as a company to ultimately change things for the better.
- evoSTYLE: Style is our “special sauce” — that something extra we bring to every part of the business: from customer service, store design and product selection… to the way we treat our vendors… to our approach to giving back. evo Style is warm, thoughtful, engaging and delightfully unexpected.
Operating out of evo's first store location in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA, evo HQ is the home of the merchandising, marketing, design, ecommerce, technology, customer care, HR, and finance teams. Sitting in the vibrant Fremont neighborhood, evo HQ is part of a thriving Seattle outdoor culture.
evo Flagship Store
Located at 3500 Stone Way, Seattle, WA, evo Seattle assorts skis, snowboards, bikes, wake, skateboard, outerwear, and men's & women’s clothing. 3500 Stone Way is so much more than just a store; it's an art gallery, music venue, movie theatre, and sanctuary for anyone looking for the "exception" of what a retailer should be.
- 100% evo sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees
- Flexible Spending Account
- Competitive vacation package and paid sick time
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- 401(k) program including company match
- Company bonus program
- Employee Assitance Program
- Paid parental leave
- Charitable giving match
Other cool stuff
- Casual work environment
- New ski or snowboard setup to use every season
- Employee purchase program for any mountain bike we carry
- Opportunity to travel with or guide evoTrip
- Company-wide Annual Retreat
- Discounts on products we sell
- Discount on seasons passes to local resorts
- Pet-friendly offices
- And many, many more...
lIFE AT EVO
the evolution of evo
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more locations, excitement, and energy still to come!
Apply for a job with evo today to take part in this amazing, fun, and enriching journey.