About our Company
In 1999, wakeboarding, was the up and coming, hot extreme sport in America. My friends and I would go to the Chickahominy river and wakeboard behind my boat every weekend. I got pretty good and started being able to do all of the tricks. One day that summer, It occurred to me that companies like Quicksilver and Billabong became huge off of the surf industry. I wanted to do the same with wakeboarding since it was fairly new and there were no clothing lines out for wakeboarding. I decided to name it ADDICTED. After some research I decided to buy a small screen print set up from this guy in Virginia beach who had it set up in his garage. I went to the local credit union and borrowed $2000.00 to start up my new venture. The only other thing I needed was a garage because my parent’s garage wasn’t big enough. I found a house with a 2 car detached garage and bought it. I moved all of my screen printing stuff in the garage and started to learn the art of screen printing. It was then that Peninsula Screen Design was born in a 2 car garage behind my house.
I started printing for a lot of my friends and family contacts. Within 6 months I hired a printer to work in my garage printing shirts and I started looking for a small shop because we were running out of room in my garage. I have always believed in doing everything 110% so within the first year we moved into a 780 square foot shop and bought an 8 color automatic. This was a HUGE risk and a HUGE step to take but I wanted to try it so that’s what we did. I worked at UPS prior to screen printing and learned a ton about efficiency, quality of work and productivity and I wanted to bring the same level of excellence to my company. We stressed perfect quality, timeliness, high customer satisfaction and knew that that combination would be a winner.
Within the first year at the shop we outgrew it. The automatic was printing thousands of shirts and we had several big, consistent customers and I knew we had to move again. The next place was a 10,000 square foot building that I never thought we could ever fill. A few years later we bought another 14 color automatic and along with our manual machines, embroidery equipment , super talented printers and managers we have become a major screen printer on the east coast. We have the ability to print anything from specialty inks to discharge ink and can offer any other service associated with garment decorating that a person could want. One customer has 160 stores throughout the United States. We order the shirts, relabel the shirts, print them, individually bag the shirts and ship them directly to all of their stores. We are a complete one stop shop with the best people in the industry and are growing every day. In the end, I never did my wakeboard clothing line.