In the photographs below are some of the people who make a truly remarkable product. Many were taught this craft from their parents, and grandparents, brothers and sisters. Years of sewing countless yards of fabric through a needle and thread for hours each day is a skill which represents a noble occupation and much more than just a days work. Stanbury Uniforms has provided a livelihood for families in and around Brookfield, MO for nearly 100 years. Yes, American made, by people who indeed care and understand they depend on customers who understand and appreciate quality and value. Stanbury tells a lasting American story. Read between the lines and discover a company that delivers beyond expectations. On behalf of everyone at Stanbury, THANK YOU!
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Gary Roberts became President/CEO of Stanbury Uniforms in 1993. After a career as a band director, retail music store owner/operator and many years as a performing musician, Gary joined Stanbury as a sales representative, sales manager, and then President/CEO. “My love for marching band has been an integral part of my life from my childhood through today.”
Gary has always been drawn to pageantry with particular regard to uniforms for marching band and drum corps. He remembers attending a Michigan State Notre Dame football game as a child and what stuck with him was the magic created by the marching bands. The bands marched across the college campus prior to the game and he can remember running along side to keep up the entire way.
Years later, Gary performed at the halftime of the Super Bowl with his college band (back when they actually showed the halftime performances on TV) and he was always the guy making sure everyone’s hats were on straight! “So I guess it makes total sense that with a career as a band director, a musician, a businessman, and a lover of the marching arts that I would have the pleasure of leading Stanbury into what will be its 100 year anniversary next year.”
Gary’s four sons and three of his granddaughters have and are participants in high school and college band and drum corps.
Gary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Southeast Missouri State University.
As the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, it is Jim Elliott’s responsibility to oversee all the financial transactions and work with the Human Resources team at Stanbury.
Jim first started with Stanbury in 1977 and steadily rose to his current position. Having a long family history filled with music, Jim is an active musician to this day. This unique love of both music and math has made Jim an essential part of the Stanbury team.
Jim enjoys spending time with his family and playing the drums in a local classic rock band. He also is an avid golfer.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Northeast Missouri State University.
As the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Steve Roberts is responsible for overseeing ongoing business operations within the company. Steve has been with Stanbury Uniforms since June of 1996. He grew up with a passion for music. Steve played numerous instruments in his father’s high school band.
Steve enjoys spending time with his two daughters as well as cooking, traveling, and following sports.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Florida State University and also an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Carter first joined the Stanbury team in 1973 when our founder, Will Stanbury, was still active in the day to day activities of the company. He has been pivotal in passing on the knowledge and philosophy of Mr. Stanbury and has been a major factor in the company’s success over the years.
Outside of work, Carter enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife, two daughters and one grandchild.
Carter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern Missouri State University.
Outside of work, Carlos enjoys BBQ pit cooking as well as watching his children play sports (especially soccer!)
Carlos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.
As the Field Sales Manager, it is Becky Still’s responsibility to schedule the production calendar, monitor the coordination of material needs with purchasing and production, facilitate shipping methods and needs, and act as connection for numerous sales representatives for the company. She also oversees the warranty assurance of orders, manages the house accounts and manages the administrative office.
Becky first joined the Stanbury team in 1998 as an Account Specialist and quickly progressed to her position today. She has always believed that the service to the customer should be of the highest importance when creating a product and continues to be a strong advocate for our customers each day.
When not working, Becky uses her organizational skills and laid back attitude to arrange local fundraisers and serves as an officer on her alumni committee. She also enjoys listening to music, reading, cooking and being outdoors with family and friends.
Becky studied Business and Office Technology at Moberly Area Community College.
As the office Controller, Cheryl Riddle is responsible for payroll, and manages the receivable and payable accounts.
Cheryl first joined the Stanbury team in 1984 as an order clerk and steadily rose to her current position. She has always strived to ease the process for the customer when dealing with payment options.
When not working, Cheryl maximizes her patience and meticulous attention while hunting. She also is no stranger to hard work as she and her family own and operate a farm with cattle and chickens.
Cheryl holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Franklin University-Columbus.
Roberta first joined the Stanbury team in 1988 in the production line and steadily rose to her current position. She has always been driven to maintain high standards of quality and believes knowledge should be gained everyday.
When not working, Roberta enjoys reading and being with her family. She also loves a glass of fine wine.
When not at work, Libby serves as secretary on the board of directors at the local YMCA to raise money and serve the community. Libby also works at the local YMCA teaching Zumba on weeknights. She enjoys reading and loves to cook as well as entertain.
Libby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile and Apparel Management: Product Development from the University of Missouri.
For Brent, a uniform does more than create uniformity or present an image – it is an expression of power and unity that echoes the passion of performance and reflects the unique visual heritage of the marching activity. Brent has recently worked with The Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Madison Scouts, Pacific Crest, and Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as many of the nation’s top marching ensembles in the development of new uniforms.
Brent’s incredible drawing abilities; experience as a performer and educator; and, his knowledge of historical and contemporary uniform design laid the groundwork for his career as the Design Consultant at Stanbury Uniforms – a world-wide leader in uniform manufacturing.
As a member of the Stanbury team since 2012, Alyson Sayre is the Bid Specialist Buyer. It is her responsibility to process all company bids, place purchase orders with our vendors. Amongst the towering stacks of paperwork Alyson works through, she also places purchase orders for tarps and flags for our amazing clients.
When not at work, Alyson uses her organizational skills and thorough manner to help carry out benefit auctions with her husband. She works to care for the animals on the family’s small hobby ranch. Alyson also enjoys watching NASCAR and playing golf with friends and family.
As one of the youngest members of the Stanbury team, Jill Gooch is the Purchasing Agent. Her responsibilities are to organize and place orders as well as follow up with vendors on materials essential for uniform production.
Jill uses her creative talents and organizational skills to serve as a volunteer for her church’s vacation bible school. In her spare time, Jill enjoys reading, cooking and crafting. She is also an avid health advocate who is known for her amazing salads garnished with homemade vinaigrettes.
Jill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design with a minor in Marketing from Missouri State University.
Carrie exemplifies her team-oriented strong work ethic in helping with her church’s philanthropic activities. She also enjoys cooking food fresh from her garden and creating arts and crafts in her spare time.
Carrie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Art from Missouri Western State University.
Heather uses her creative talents and organizational skills outside of work to serve at her parish. In her spare time, she delights in sculpting, photography and exploring the great outdoors. She also enjoys going for a run every day.
Heather holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design with minors studies in Sculpture from Northwest Missouri State University.
Julie knows more than just a thing or two about multi-tasking and organization having two children and a husband of 24+ years. All members of the family (Julie included) are highly involved with the community as well as a menagerie of events ranging from drama productions to the planning of fundraising dances.
In her spare time, Julie loves to bake, crochet and fish on her farm.
Julie studied Mid Management at Moberly Area Community College.
Alicia uses her strong memory and fun personality outside of the office as a performer in the annual fundraising play for her children’s school. She lives on a small hobby farm with multiple animals and is no stranger to hard work. Alicia enjoys cooking for her husband and three children as well as making rag rugs in her spare time.
Alicia studied at Moberly Area Community College and Columbia College.
When not at work, Diana utilizes her strong memory and organizational skills to manage her family of six children with her husband. She also serves as the local Band Booster President and volunteers to raise funds for her children’s school.
Diana studied at Meramec Community College.
Emily’s straightforward approach and ability to empathize assists in creating thorough translation of directions for production.
Emily enjoys Italian cuisine, attending concerts, has a love for animals, and is a Pinterest recipe entrepreneur.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management and Human Resources Management from Columbia College.
Leslie uses her long memory and attention to detail when performing in the annual fundraiser play at her children’s school. She enjoys traveling and off-roading with her husband and two children in her spare time.
Leslie studied Business Administration at Moberly Area Community College.
Marsha’s attention to detail and teamwork-oriented attitude have helped her to lead her church’s children’s group. Married with two daughters, Marsha’s days are filled with family. She enjoys going for evening walks and a good cup of coffee.
Outside of the office, Valerie devotes her time to her husband, two children and three grandchildren. She also loves to keep up with life long friends and her famous pickle appetizers are a staple at any gathering with friends and family.
For over 36 years, Vicki has been a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She has used her organizational skills and team work attitude to help raise money for college scholarships, the local food pantry and other community projects over the years. Vicki is married and has two children.
Tricia’s highly social personality is utilized and strengthened by staying involved with local organizations. She is an avid 5K runner, hunter, Missouri Tiger fan and garage sale enthusiast.
Tricia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile and Apparel Management: Apparel Marketing and Merchandising from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
When not at work, Diane enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoys cross-stitching and reading.
Kelly’s great passion for the pageantry arts mirrors the quality time she devotes to her two children. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and going on road-tripping adventures.
When not at work, Lisa enjoys road trips, house browsing, and riding four-wheelers with friends as well as her husband and three children. Lisa’s next endeavor is to learn how to quilt.