After the first week of training Logan realized that the army-issued gear needed a lot of modifications and changes if it was going to be more comfortable and practical in field maneuvers. Logan made it his personal mission to update and modify his issued gear to where it would be more practical and comfortable. Since Logan had always been a person that liked to invent and tinker with new ideas he went out and purchased a sewing machine from Sears so he could start making modifications and designs that would help him in his daily missions. The sewing machine could not stand up to the industrial type of sewing that Logan was doing so it quickly wore out and he had to buy an industrial machine.Finding an industrial sewing machine that a private in the Army could afford was challenging but he soon found a used machine at a second hand store that he fixed so he could start building, modifying, and inventing new military gear that helped him as well as the guys in his platoon become more proficient. Logan was becoming very good at the modifications and had moved up in rank to become a sniper in his battalion’s scout platoon. This position allowed him to test his modified gear in a harsh and real world environment.
Logan didn’t have the money to buy much fabric or supplies so he asked his parents if they could loan him several thousand dollars to start the business. This was done and Logan was able to purchase some better supplies and enough fabric to get a better start. He was able to repay the small loan in six months. Logan worked out of his garage for a couple of years and finally had out grown it and needed more space.
In 2002 Logan was able to find another warehouse that had approximately 5,000 square feet of space so he decided to expand his business. Once again he had to build a sleeping area in the warehouse as he couldn’t afford both the rent for a house and the warehouse at the same time. The added space allowed him to add more sewing machines, cutting tables, and area for fabric storage. He continued to go to auctions and second hand stores in search of old industrial sewing machines and supplies needed for the manufacturing of his military and law enforcement gear. He was able to find older machines and he was getting quite good at repairing them. Customer parking was always a problem and having living, working, and retail all in the same was not the most desirable. Logan finally moved out of the warehouse into a small house in 2003 and quickly converted the additional space into a more productive retail space.