The XLR8 Heritage
XLR8 was started in 2002 by accident! Robby and Deidra Robertson bought the land and built the building in 2001. The first tenant was Terry’s T’s followed by the dance studio and then, Little Stitches.
Little Stitches had a four-head embroidery machine that was hard to get through the door. Once it was in, Robby breathed a sigh of relief only to learn six months later that the owner went out of business and abandoned the machine. Robby told Deidra that he was not moving “that thing” out of the building and to “make it work”. The following Monday, Deidra had someone to run the machine and the rest, as they say, is history.
Our purpose is to grow a successful business in ways that are profitable and sustainable for the benefit of our staff, customers and community.
To glorify God by:
- Giving great service to all of our customers.
- Maximizing staff potential and their contribution to the company’s success.
- Making a significant and positive contribution to our communities.
- Attaining excellence in everything that we do.
- Behaving with honesty and integrity in all of our relationships.
Our XLR8 Family
Deidra Robertson is the co-owner, with husband Robby, of XLR8.
Kim Thomas, Manager/Survivalist (see answer to deserted island question)
We asked Kim a few questions so you could know her better. Pretty certain this did the trick.
Favorite vacation place: My favorite place to vacation would be any beach any time anywhere with my grandkids Austin and Lily. I do not get to see them nearly enough and being with family is always been my favorite thing to do!
Favorite movie: Tough one I love movies! The Sixth Sense and Dragonfly come to mind first because they stumped me. I never saw THAT coming. I do not watch them over and over though because they scare me!
Actor or actress who would play you in a movie and what would the movie be called? Goldie Hawn or Michelle Pfeiffer would do nicely playing me in a movie and I think it would be called My Crazy Life or maybe just Crazy Girl.
Favorite TV show from 80’s or 90’s: The Golden Girls was my favorite TV show of the 80”s and 90’S. I am not going to lie I still watch it and love them! The older I get the funnier I think they are.
3 things you would take to a deserted island that fit in a backpack? Smirnoff, Absolut and Patron. No, no…really it would be a cooking pot, a knife and a large package of lighters. I would have more fun with the first three items!
Traffic law you would change if you could: I think the speed limit should vary with the amount of time you have left to arrive!
Danisa Scott, Chief Mom
We asked Danisa a few questions so you could get to know her better.
Favorite vacation place: Port Aransas…I love the beach and grew up on the coast.
Favorite movie: Not really a movie watcher. Probably Mamma Mia (editor’s note: yuck)
Favorite TV show from 80’s or 90’s: Beverly Hills 90210
3 things you would take to a deserted island that fit in a backpack: phone, fire starter, cup
Least favorite movie that you paid to see and sat through: Can’t sit still long enough for movies; don’t watch a lot of TV.
Favorite fruit & vegetable: Strawberries and all veggies.
We asked Braily a few questions to get to know her better. If you learn nothing else, make sure you drive the speed limit.
Favorite vacation place: Bolivar Peninsula…it has the best beach.
Favorite movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite summer and winter foods: Summer – BBQ; winter – soup
Favorite TV show from the 80’s or 90’s: Too many favorites!
3 things you would take to a deserted island that fit in a backpack: Genie…unlimited wishes!
Least favorite movie that you paid to see and sat through: Predestination…it was horribly confusing!
Favorite fruit and vegetable: I love all fruits and veggies!
Traffic law that you would change: Stop people who are driving too slow! Take away their licenses!!
We asked Sande some questions so you could get to know her better.
Favorite movie: Any John Wayne western and any Kevin Costner movie.
Favorite summer food: Homemade ice cream & burgers on the grill.
Least favorite movie you paid to see and sat through: Vacation (2015)
Favorite fruit and vegetable: Peach and tomato
Driving law I would change: Everyone over 65 would have to pass a test to renew their license.
Amber and her husband Dorman have four children and spend all of their free time taking them to activities and events. We asked Amber a few questions so you could get to know her better.
Favorite vacation place: The beach because it is peaceful.
Favorite food in summer/winter: Grilled shrimp in the summer and chicken and dumplings in the winter.
Least favorite sports team: Texas A&M…all of them.
Favorite 80’s or 90’s TV show: Dawson’s Creek
Least favorite movie that you paid to see and sat through: Elf
Favorite fruit and vegetable: Watermelon and cucumber
We asked Kaylynn a few questions so you could get to know her better.
Favorite vacation place: Anywhere as long as it is with my family.
Favorite movie: Steel Magnolias
Favorite summer/winter food: Grilled shrimp in the summer and chicken and dumplings in winter.
3 things you would take to a deserted island that fit in a backpack: Toilet paper, deodorant and veggie seeds
Least favorite sports team: San Antonio Spurs
Favorite 80’s or 90’s TV show: Who’s the Boss?
Least favorite movie that you paid to see and sat through: Rango
Favorite fruit and vegetable: Strawberries and zucchini
What traffic law would you change? Drivers over the age of 70 should test to renew their license every year.