Extra Hands Advertising & Marketing opened its doors in 1994 in Buena Park, California.  After 19 years of working for Builders Emporium, Debbie Scheibel (founder) decided to help small and medium sized companies with their advertising needs just as she did for people and departments within Builders Emporium.

One of our first projects was to create a product book for Home Club’s seasonal department.  We worked with many vendors to collect their artwork and product information in order to create an easy to use searchable book.

As a new business, it was vital to get out into the community and meet other business owners. Being located in Orange County, it seemed only fitting to join the Orange County Business Council. Since then, staff have belonged to Team Women, POWER Networking, the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis.

Early on, we had the pleasure of arranging and managing a Gala Event with guest speaker Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  A couple of years later (1998), some of our team started volunteering for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which led to creating their promotional materials and eventually to a five year partnership of managing and producing the parade (from start to finish).

After seven years being in Buena Park, the company relocated to a larger facility in La Mirada.  It was at this time that the staff joined the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce, served on various committees, including the Board of Directors.  After receiving a few requests from clients to help them with getting advertising items, we decided to add promotional products to our services.

Ten years after opening its doors, the founder decided it was time to give back to the community by chairing the newly founded American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” (24 hour event) in La Mirada.  Around the same time, she also became involved with the Kiwanis Club of La Mirada in giving back to the community.  Our senior management still supports the Relay for Life and remains quite active with Kiwanis.

Fast forward to 2015, the company found itself moving once again, this time to Whittier.  Due to the 5 Freeway expansion, the company was forced out of its La Mirada location, due to “eminent domain.”  The move allowed management to refocus our goals. Giving back to the community remained a high priority, so we established a new “Give Back” program.  Every quarter we are giving back 10% of our company’s new sales to a different not-for-profit organization.

Accolades –

• Cary Mayer Division Secretary Award
• Distinguished Secretary Kiwanis Club of La Mirada
• Home Town Heroes “Spirit of the Red Cross” Award
• La Mirada Kiwanian of the Year
• Lieutenant Governor Hall of Fame Award
• Volunteers in Action Award
• Walter Zeller Award