Edco has always been a family company. Fred Stoops, founder of Edco, was inspired by his father-in-law, Harold Riley, Regional Sales Manager for a Providence, Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer, to come to Southern California to start a fashion ring business in 1954.
A dreamer and visionary, Fred took his father-in-law’s advice and left his sales position with Wilson’s sporting goods to pursue his entrepreneurial dream. He sold the family home in St. Louis, bought a new station wagon, packed up his young family and headed west. Starting in Los Angeles, Fred established a strong customer base from the Mexican border north to the Canadian border. Frequent trips back to his home state of Missouri created opportunities for many customers along historic Route 66.
In those beginning years, Fred created the enclosed counter top fixture concept for sized rings which entirely changed the way the jewelry industry marketed sized rings. Fred discovered that partnering with travel and tourist related customers was his niche. As the theme park and resort industry developed in Southern California in1955, EDCO was poised to be a leading provider of fashion rings, jewelry and accessories for these venues.
Fred would be happy and proud to see that three of his grandchildren have assumed leadership roles with Edco. They are bringing exciting new energy, concepts and programs to the Company. The team makes frequent factory visits to ensure factories and products meet our strict standards of compliance. 3D custom design projects are an integral part of our business development strategies today. We constantly strive to advance with innovative technologies and materials. Now in our sixty-third successful year of business, Edco continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of our valued clients and the changing landscape of consumerism.
From concept to delivery, EDCO provides our clients with complete creative solutions in fashion jewelry, novelty items and accessories. Our clients choose to place their projects with us so they can remain focused on their core business. They have confidence we will skillfully execute their project from concept to shelf and deliver on time.
Values and Philosophy: We are customer-centric and committed to understanding, executing and delivering the vision of our client partners. Our customers’ needs and goals become ours while we help them create brand-enhancing jewelry and accessories to grow their businesses