Our Company

Our Company

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Fact Sheet (PDF)


Our Mission

At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.

Our Founder

With a track record that combines keen intuition and business savvy, Maxine Clark has distinguished herself in the retailing industry. More…

Our Mascot

Bearemy®, our huggable mascot, was born on August 21st, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri. When he came to us we knew he was a beary special friend, so how would we find the pawfect name? More…

Franchising Information

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is expanding internationally! Our strategy is to grant an exclusive franchise per country (outside United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico). More…

Partners

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is proud to partner with many wonderful organizations like World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and First Book® along with other programs that help fight illness, promote literacy and much more! More…

Our Process

Making a new furry friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop® is a unique and fun experience! More…

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Build-A-Bear Workshop that are often asked by Guests, students, and members of the media. More…

Awards, Press and Print

Awards

Build-A-Bear Workshop®! has been recognized and honored with many awards. More…

Books About Us

Build-A-Bear Workshop®! is setting a new standard! Check out books that have been written about us! More…

Guest Testimonials

Read what our guests are saying about their experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop®! More…