Jessica Davis has always had "salvaging" in her blood - her “Little Grandpa” even once built a cottage by the lake using shipping crates he deconstructed from his work at Consolidated Freightways. After entering the building world as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and developing the Women Build & Home Builders Blitz programs in Cleveland, Jessica founded her own design and fabrication business, Davis Industrial Services, in 2012. Through Davis Industrial Services, Jessica created opportunities to use the salvaged material in commercial interiors while collaborating with local artisans and saw the need for a marketplace for both buying and selling salvaged construction material. Thus RBX was created!
Jessica has built homes with Habitat for Humanity in Guyana, Botswana, Nepal, and Costa Rica, and had the pleasure of living and working with the most “gente simpatico” in Yumbel, Chile. Jessica was a Bad Girl Venture Finalist in 2015 and was recently honored as a 2016 German Marshall Memorial Fellow. Jessica loves to spend time with her "adoptive daughter" Cora and ‘spiritual accomplice’ Jenniffer when they are in town, and currently, lives in Tremont with her silver-fox boyfriend Ron. They like to sail; he’s a Tartan 10 National Champion and she’s a pirate.
Brooklyn DiFranco joined the RBX family in December of 2016. Coming from Live Nation’s Corporate Partnership division, she spent the last 5 years working with brands such as KIA, Red Bull, FirstMerit Bank and Cintas just to name a few. Prior to Corporate Sponsorships came Production at Blossom Music Center and multiple local and national festival gigs, including the local favorite: Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off! Before music came, Powter Puff Boutique in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. This also happens to be where Brooklyn and Jessica first fell in love and all the magic started! At the age of 26, Brooklyn founded and operated this one of a kind dress shop and Boutique for 5 years. Brooklyn, her husband Vinny and their Boston Terrier Puppy fur-child Roxy, live in a beautifully preserved historical home that was built in 1895. Her favorite color is glitter, her sign is Leo, Spanish is her first language and she is the resident DJ (ask her about the time she opened for Steve Aoki). Make sure to say hi if you see her walking around at RBX, she will most likely want to chat you up and achieve best friend status!