Skene Design is family-owned and operated.
In 2001, Jerry Skene designed a custom license plate bracket when he couldn't find an off-the-shelf product for his new BMW M3. The sleek, minimalist brackets were popular with his local car club, and Jerry started selling them online. In the early days, Jerry made each bracket himself, using the CNC machine in his basement to carve the aluminum brackets. To keep up with demand, the brackets are now made in a machine shop in Southern California. Jerry's daughter Jennifer Skene and son-in-law Tony Calvert now run the bracket business from their home in Northern California.
Jerry has created several other products, including Skene Lights motorcycle visibility lights and the TabHandler, a handle/stand for the iPad. One of his designs was featured as the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's Object of the Day and is in the museum's permanent collection.