My name is Joe Jacobs and I am the Director of Recreation and Family Services for the City of Azusa in Southern California.
I have had the pleasure of working with the "Rose Boys" for over five years now and can speak accurately to their professionalism, customer service and deliverability - all are exemplary.
I have purchased four pieces, retailing for more than $35,000 during this period, and have been tremendously satisfied with the results. The quality of work, coupled with the craftsmanship, has allowed the City of Azusa to brand its association with beautiful art.
I am confident that your agency or organization will benefit from that relationship as mine has
I want to apologize for taking so long to reply to you. We love the sculpture we received from you. It has been a wonderful addition to the library and the community continues to praise the piece! I am putting in the mail today a copy of the local newspaper with a picture of the sculpture in front of the library. The picture ran on the front page of the newspaper in late November. As you will be able to tell from the newspaper article “our little man” has stirred up a lot of talk around town!
We are currently planning a spring event to dedicate the piece and plan to have a few events during the celebration. We will be asking the public to name the man and the little girl. We also will be asking the community to tell us “What is he reading”.
I can’t wait for the input from the community. I have been asked several times if we are going to get any more sculptures. Many people in town would like to see us acquire additional pieces.
Thanks for checking on us and I hope to see you in San Antonio in a couple of weeks.
Just to let you know that we love our sculpture, 3 children on bench reading. My question: does it have a more formal name than the above?? Bette Hooton
A darling little blonde-headed, pony-tailed girl as tall as the statue glanced at it as she came into lib. b/c it is positioned to be seen immediately. She walked toward it and I was watching her as she got nose-to-nose w/ the little girl sitting on the bench. And I heard her say, very softly, "Hi." Wonderful, huh!!
Here is the book that was created to chronicle the story of the Marie Heinke Rainbow Bridge Memorial. The memorial includes the adorable puppy sculpture from the Randolph Rose Collection. We love the sculpture and want to thank you for this wonderful addition to the Glacial Bike Trail in Fort Atkinson.
Austin had sent an email to my home and i just replied to him - the questions I asked of him yesterday were answered, the frog is ordered, and our beautiful property will now be adorned with 2 fine cast sculptures.
My dad isn't living any longer but he would be so proud on how hard we try to maintain the beds, grounds etc - both in landscaping, flowers, and fine work like your family produces - keep it up !
Thanks again - Nancy S.
Nice speaking with you today - Austin had sent an email to my home...
Just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with my little angel. He makes me smile every time I look at him. Thank you so much for your prompt response to my inquiry. I hope to be able to add another of your pieces to my home in the near future.
I congratulate you, on creating a unique piece of art
Harlan: I enjoyed visiting with you by phone today. Here is a photo of me sitting on the library stacked book bench, in front of the bookstore on the square, in Georgetown, Texas on 11-19-10. It is an exquisite piece, and I would so love to have one, for our new Tom Green County Library in San Angelo, Texas. It is due to be completed in 2011. I congratulate you, on creating a unique piece of art, so suitable for a library or book store.
Best wishes, Louis F. Attorney at Law San Angelo, TX
Thanks so much for your inquiry............Sorry to say, I don't have any pictures of the sculptures in our children's respective yards, but I want to tell you that every last one of them was delighted with the sculptures and the fact that they were personally selected to fit their individual tastes!!! As a matter of fact, I can't believe that a year has gone by since we worked with you on this "project" (All thanks to Ted Flickinger...), and Bill and I are at a loss for any gift ideas which could even possibly come close to matching last year's!!
Your kindness and generosity..........not to mention, your personal touch as evidenced by Thursday's email to us..........have been greatly appreciated. If I have the opportunity to take a couple of pictures when we are with our respective families, I will try to send them off to you. I can only tell you that the sculptures look superb in their backyard settings!!
Bill joins me in sending warm regards to all,
Dear Austin, Thanks so much for your inquiry............Sorry to say, I don't have any...
Harlan, Several months ago I met you at the Texas Library Association Conference. I mentioned that I had one of your bronze sculptures. I got it from Cape House Gallery in Staten Island. I just love my girl reading a book- it brings me so much pleasure just having her standing by our goldfish pond! At the time I promised to send you a picture or two of my girl reading a book. Here are the pictures. Enjoy.
We have completed a welcome sign to our Youth Baseball Park with the batter in his follow through sculpture. I have attached pictures for you to see what we did with it.
The end of the bat is approx. 12 feet from ground level to give you an idea of how tall and wide it is. We designed it to look like a trophy. Hope you like what we did with the sculpture to present it.
Thanks for all your help.
Brett K Recreation Coordinator Fort Atkinson Parks & Recreation
We unveiled the Lucky Ladybug Girl yesterday at our annual party for our non-profit golf program for some local schools in our area. Everyone really likes it and appreciates the story and legend behind the art.
Thanks again for all your help and I hope that this statue will lead to additional business for you folks down the road.
Greg N. PGA
General Manager/Director of Golf
Ko Olina Golf Club
Hi Jordan, We unveiled the Lucky Ladybug Girl yesterday at our annual party for...
Mary Ruth Morgan, one of my commissioners, said you wanted the attached for your files. “Quality Time” is a big hit with our members and guests. The day we dedicated the statue our sister city Uiwang City South Korea was here for a visit and participated in the unveiling. Often folks come in the building and remark about how beautiful, fitting and realistic the piece is.
The article appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Thank you for a job well done and if you need anything else let me know.
By the way our facility is 60,000 square feet of fitness and classroom space for members 50 and older. We have an average attendance of 750 per day and a yearly attendance of 120,000. We have 17,000 members and over 4500 active on a monthly basis so, your work gets seen a lot.
Feel free to use the information in “bragging” about the piece, we are doing a little bragging of our own.
It was such fun talking with you again this year.... I am sending you a few "rough" pictures of the sculpture at Lewis Ginter Botantical Garden in honor of my Mom! I'll try to take some better ones this spring for you to see.
Enclosed you will find pictures of our library with an indication of where the "kids" are to be placed. Thank you for the great tour - we enjoyed it so much and expect to do future business with you. The restaurant you sent us to was out this world - food, service & atmosphere were prefect. Of course going home we got "Lost in Yonkers" but finally arrived back in Waterford. Thank you for everything - We love "Rose" & "Randy"
From: Dustin G Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:26 PM To: Harlan Rose Subject: Photos of the Bronze Greyhounds
Good afternoon Harlan,
The bronze greyhounds arrived safe and sound a week or so ago. They look wonderful and I have had many compliments on them. I have attached several photos for you to see them in their new home.
I do have a question for you on the best way to secure them. Originally I had thought of having a local ironworks shop apply pins/dowels to the bottom of the greyhounds, have holes drilled into the brick, and fill holes with epoxy and then place pinned greyhounds into the holes. My painter/carpenter suggested using "metal to brick" epoxy directly on the underside of the greyhounds and attaching directly to the brick (no pins).
The neighborhood is surrounded by a brick wall, but not gated...only one way in and out. It is in a nice area, but you never know.
Do you any thoughts or recommendations on securing them to the brick stoops?
Thank you again for all of your help with ordering the greyhounds.
Here is a picture of that gorgeous bench installed in front of our library.
We finally got all the issues figured out to attach the bench & WOW does it look fabulous, everyone who comes in to the library is making comments about how beautiful the statue is & what a great memorial for the McGill’s.
Thank you so much for all of your assistance in creating the bench & getting it to us, we look forward to adding others someday! We will definitely tell others about your company.
Here are some photos of the statues our "library park". I will send later some I took this week in the snow. You will see our fountain (much prettier when the weather is warm enough to have the water running).
We have received many nice compliments about the statues and the park.