We all know North County San Diego is a great place to live, but did you know that North County San Diego is home to some really cool businesses also?
We have compiled a list of Carlsbad businesses that we think that even your kids would think are cool!
5545 Fermi Ct, Carlsbad, CA 92008
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf was founded by Gary Adams in 1979 after he discovered that balls hit with a metal driver went further than balls struck with a traditional wood driver. Since it’s founding, TaylorMade set the bar and remains to be the top driver and producer of golf equipment in the industry. TaylorMade offers a variety of clubs including metal drivers and irons (R11, Burner, R500 Series), putters (Spider, Rossa), and balls (Distance Plus, TP Tour), all of which are sold worldwide. TaylorMade also carries other products including bags, apparel, and accessories, as well as items for women and kids. TaylorMade sponsors various Senior, European, LPGA and PGA players for tours.
Go Pro Relocated from their Cardiff office to Carlsbad last year, expanding their facilities three times as much as their old workspace. GoPro currently dominates the digital camera and camcorder market, enabling people to self-capture engaging footage of themselves while enjoying fun activities. GoPro’s HERO® line of wearable and mountable devices can be used not only for the extreme life enthusiasts but also for more mainstream use. Whether you are an athlete, video production professional or simply an everyday photo and video loving consumer, GoPro has developed the perfect device to manage and share meaningful photo and video content. GoPro’s are sold in more than 25,000 stores and in over 100 countries worldwide, or can be bought directly through their website, listed above.
Callaway Golf was founded in 1982 by the late Ely Callaway. Ely was a visionary entrepreneur who operated under a simple, yet profound business promise: “Deliver Demonstrably Superior, Pleasingly Different Products and Services.” That philosophy guided what started as a boutique manufacturer of high-quality putters and wedges, into what is now the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf products. The Callaway mission and vision has remained the same over the years as advanced, innovative technologies are continually developed for people that love the golf game! Under Callaway and Odyssey brands, Callaway manufactures and sells golf clubs, golf balls, golf apparel, footwear and accessories in more than 110 countries worldwide!
Legoland was founded in 2005, employing between 300-500 employees within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation industry. Working at Legoland would quintessentially be every child’s dream as there are legitimately life-sized Lego structures scattered through out the California Resort in Carlsbad. Similar to Disneyland and SeaWorld, Legoland offers a fun-filled day with many different sections of the park to visit, such as “Pirate Shores,” “Land of Adventure,” “Imagination Zone,” “Miniland USA” and “Fun Town.” Not only are there several mini towns within the park, but when visiting you can enlist in a VIP Experience, check out the Legoland Water Park, or even the SeaLife Aquarium (right next to Legoland).
Spy Optic is a Carlsbad company that produces “function forward face wear for fast fashion freaks who give a funk about what they wear.” There are a variety of men’s, women’s and family lines, as well as their signature Happy Lens™. Spy believes their brand is a wonderfully unique blend of extraordinary athletes, designers and creatives, all connected by “a common obsession with action sports, music, technology, style, the world around us and the facilitation of world-class performance and unbridled fun.” They believe their products are truly incredible, as each Spy product allows consumers to see and perform better while looking cooler and feeling more comfortable doing the things in life that make them feel alive!
Upper Deck was founded in 1988 by CEO and owner Richard McWilliam. Upper Deck is truly considered to be one of the nation’s leading sellers of sports collectibles, including trading cards and autographed memorabilia. Upper Deck is open to all sports fans, including products that represent basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and stock car racing. Upper Deck has a patented authenticated system, which combats against forgery through a five-step process to ensure genuine autographs are received. The company currently has agreements to produce memorabilia with all-star athletes such as Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James.
Hot Dog On A Stick
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hot Dog on a Stick™ has been an American Icon since 1946 and is 100% owned and operated by its employees. Hot Dog on a Stick™ was Dave Barham’s entrepreneurial dream child. With humble beginnings in Santa Monica as a small beachfront store, there are now more than 70 locations, including international locations in Brazil, Dubai, Guam, and Korea. The original beachfront store in Santa Monica is phenomenally still serving the same famous hot dogs on a stick and original lemonade today, although the menu has expanded over the years to include cheese on a stick, French fries, funnel cake sticks, and Nathan’s Famous beef hot dogs! With a mission “To stick a smile on your face,” Hot Dog on a Stick™ employees are known for their cheery smiles, bright uniforms, and of course, the infamous striped hat!
At some point, your kids will venture out of carefree childhood, to those wonderful teenage years, and eventually to college, trade school, or straight to the work world! When the day comes for the future to become the present, maybe your kid will choose to interview with one of the companies listed above!