Drinks with.... Jerry!

Each month, Root Realty sits down with a mover-and-shaker, someone who is cool, captivating, and a consistent contributor to our Jacksonville community! We bring their favorite drink and a list of questions, and at the end we cheers to the city we love. 

This month we sat down with Jerry Rodriguez, owner/ founder of Fresh Thread. 

What are you drinking?  

Boulevard Brewing Company Pale Ale,  but I wanted Aardwolf Belgian Pale Ale. Alewife was out, but they said this was a close second... it's a solid replacement. 


What's on today's agenda? 

Alan Robinson from the Jags stopped by to finalize his new order. He did a custom clothing line, shirts and hats, they're pretty cool. We wrapped up the Lollapalooza Argentina line, then I had to finish up payroll and reach out to other clients. 


So... what is it that you do? 

Fresh Thread is a clothing manufacturer for brands, festivals, businesses- both locally and around the world. 

It's 8:00 pm on a Friday... where are you?

Well that depends on the wife, haha! Usually I work pretty late, then take some time to decompress before heading home to the family.  

Why invest in Jacksonville? 

I grew up in Jacksonville, and there are a lot of opportunities here. If you work hard, you can be a big fish in a small pond.