Gauntlet Enterprises was originally established by Jim Ward in West Hollywood, California in 1975. In the 1980s it became a corporation and operated from several locations until it closed its doors in 1998. In 2011, with the publication of Jim’s memoir Running the Gauntlet, he and his husband Drew Ward established this online store resurrecting Gauntlet.

Gauntlet Enterprises is a DBA of Re:Ward, Inc. Jim is its founder and Drew is its CEO.