Hi, my name is Brian, and I am in the owner of Thread Zone. In 2008 my wife and I opened a special event company specializing in outdoor sports events. Specifically, runs, such as 5K’s, 10K’s up to Marathons. This wasn’t a random business. In 1997 I moved to Orlando to take a job with an event company and learned from one of the best in the country.
Since 2008 the event company grew steadily but during that time we started having children and our family was growing. As the years passed, getting up at 4:00am on Saturday’s, to set up events, started to get very old and we wanted more family time on the weekends. We started to look at our business and how we could grow it into something that naturally fit with our events background. This is when we fell into printed apparel.
Every one of our clients printed shirts for their events. We started to learn this industry, and in 2016 expanded our event company to offer custom printed apparel in-house for our clients. What we found is that we now had the opportunity to work with customers that went beyond just our events. We were now printing for retail, schools, churches, clubs, etc. As a result of the growth, we decided it was time to hang up the event company so we could focus 100% of our efforts on serving our print clients.
People ask me what sets us apart from other t-shirts shops. My answer is pretty simple. We don’t think like other printers. What I mean by that is that very few other shops if any come from the same background as we do. I have walked in our client’s shoes. I have worked in the for-profit and non-profit side of business, so I understand the needs of our customers on a different level. I understand the need for more problem solving rather than just order taking. That is what makes us different.
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Funny side note, when I worked for the other event company in the late 90's I folded so many shirts getting ready for events, I said at the time I never wanted to see another t-shirt.....never say never!