This week’s Member Spotlight is on Ruby Ranch Boutique, owned by Rylee Roos! While in nursing school, Roos worked at a clothing boutique and absolutely loved it. She attended market and learned the ins and outs of the business. She worked as a nurse in surgery in OKC for two years, got engaged to her now-husband, Cinco, and began looking for jobs as an operating room RN. She was so excited when the opportunity came about to buy a building in Tishomingo near their friend, Blake’s, Ole Red Tishomingo! After some discussion with her husband, they decided to make her dream of owning a boutique a reality, and opened Ruby Ranch Boutique in October of 2017.
Ruby Ranch offers women’s clothing, accessories, and footwear of the latest fashions. Roos attends markets in Dallas and Las Vegas 4-5 times per year to find the best quality, most stylish, affordable pieces to bring back for her customers. Ruby Ranch is very proud to have had customers travel to Tishomingo from all over Oklahoma and North Texas! They also offer shipping from their social media sites, which is a big part of the business.
Roos is the sole owner and handles all of the ordering and day-to-day operations. She could be found at Ruby Ranch full time until recently when she had a baby girl, Rhen Elizabeth Roos. She may not be at the store full time anymore, but if she’s not at the store, she is working from her home office – and when she is at the store, she has a boss baby helper who loves to smile at customers!
Ruby Ranch is proud to support and sponsor many local organizations, especially kids. Johnston County schools, the Johnston County Livestock Show, Tishomingo Band, Choir and Athletics, the Murray State College Foundation, and Murray State Softball are a few of the many organizations and charities that Ruby Ranch has happily donated too. One of their very important sponsorships is the Sara’s Project non-profit organization in which Roos currently serves as a board member. Sara’s Project provides child abuse evaluations, crisis management training, and suicide intervention training to children and adults in Johnston, Carter, Murray, Love, and Marshall counties!
Ruby Ranch Boutique has grown immensely since their opening almost two years ago. They have a newly remodeled location and larger store to better serve their customers. After having the opportunity to double the store size and inventory, Roos made the hard decision to stick to one store and predominantly sell women’s clothes. “Who would have thought having a baby would consume so much time? Ha! After tossing around the idea of carrying different items and expanding, the baby arrived and I realized it would just not be a feasible task to order for two stores as a sole owner, while caring for my daughter full time. I have a successful business that I plan to continue to grow as the town of Tishomingo continues to thrive,” said Roos.
“I have met some of the most amazing people while owning a store here in Tish. I am beyond grateful for some of the greatest customers who have become friends, and such a welcoming community that I hope to serve for many more years!”
Read next week for a Spotlight on Johnston County EMS.
-Jordyn Frazier, Executive Director, JCCC