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Our Story

Ted Swoboda started Ideaman, Incorporated, a souvenir design company, in 1992 in the basement of his Union, Missouri home. The business quickly grew and after a couple of moves, Ideaman relocated to our current location in 1995. We at Ideaman are proud of our quality office, warehouse, and production facilities and the talented and hard-working team members that we employ... several of which have been with us since the beginning. Through all of our hard work and energy, we soon became a leader in innovation and creativity in the souvenir industry. After winning industry awards and gaining recognition for our design capabilities and our unmatched customer service, we began to expand our energies into new markets and developing new and more challenging products. Through this steady evolution, the exciting American Expedition gift brand was launched in the spring of 2002.


Our entire Ideaman staff has embraced the message of the American Expedition brand and share in a deep love for the fascinating wildlife found throughout America. As our product line continues to grow, it is our pledge that we will never lose sight of the passion for America’s wildlife that underlies every aspect of the American Expedition brand.