Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions are led by founders Shirley and Swire Ho with years of experience in promotional items and advertising specialties. With a sourcing platform of over 3,500 vendor partners, we have manufacturing capabilities that cover any custom products imaginable.
We serve companies large and small, with a mission of marketing your business with fun, out of the box promotional products. Our experience in quick, rush service allow us to imprint many promotional products right here in Los Angeles! Let our personable service and knowledge help your company to the next level! Here’s what our customers have to say about us.Shop for products now!
Business owners, non-profit directors and office managers can effortlessly spend thousands of dollars on advertising without seeing a substantial Return on Investment (ROI). They place ads, run email marketing campaigns and order promotional products because they know they need to, without necessarily understanding the rationale behind their purchases. Garuda Promo & Branding Solutions’ founders Swire and Shirley Ho make it a point to educate their clients about every marketing dollar they spend, so the ends always justify the means. What’s more, they rely on their 30+ years of combined experience and attention to detail to advise customers about everything from promo product options to suit virtually any budget, to the importance of logo resolution, stock paper choices, image placement and color palette selection.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Shirley arrived in Los Angeles in 1994 as an exchange student. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science. She worked in software engineering and IT consultation for five years after graduation, eventually meeting and marrying Swire in 2003, when she joined him at Hellman Production. The company focused on CD/DVD manufacturing, duplication, and distribution services to corporations and government agencies. An avid networker, Shirley has crazy-creative ideas for clients, excellent project management skills and is an expert in printing techniques. She and Swire offer ideas for non-profit clients relative to merchandising, fundraising and branding, and are helping their 13-year-old son’s marching band raise money for a 2020 New Year’s Day parade performance in London, England. Swire and Shirley also have a nine-year-old daughter, who attends another school in the Claremont School District. Since Shirley owns 60 percent of Garuda, the business is a certified women-owned business.
Also born and raised in Hong Kong, Swire migrated to Los Angeles in 1996. He is a proud Chinese American who speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He trained as a sound engineer, working at recording studios and entertainment agencies before starting his own firm, Hellman Production, Inc, 2003 in Los Angeles. Swire and his team successfully produced attractive, personalized DVD and CD cases and custom merchandise like T-shirts, earning a Score award in 2009, for small business success. His business eventually grew so popular, he decided to sell Hellman Production in 2013 to focus exclusively on the promotional product industry. He holds several government certifications: SBE, MBE, WBE, LSBE, and DBE and is well-versed in government contracting. Swire is also the host of the Garuda Promo weekly podcast, The Small Business Show. He talks to various experts that will help small business owners to become more efficient and successful. Swire has been guests on numerous podcasts before and he loves to share his own experiences.
Swire is super helpful and responds very fast. I was clueless going in as to what to order given my budget, and he guided me through the process, and kept me within my budget. The product was great and delivered in no time.
Shirley Ho really takes the time to listen to my needs and suggest some great solutions for my Seasons Kitchen branding at an affordable price. She is very efficient and professional in communicating and in ensuring the order is correct.
Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions is a proud member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Claremont Chamber of Commerce and BNI (Business Network International).