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Each week we sit down with the recipient of our “Featured Design” for an interview about their company, organization, and/or cause!

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September 16, 2019

Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground and Cabins

Located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Hunt’s Lodge offers camping and sleeping cabin accommodations designed with the motorcycle traveler in mind. Hunt’s Lodge is located in the heart of some of the best motorcycle roads the South has to offer, just a few minutes from the Cherohala Skyway, about an hour from Deal’s Gap, and a host of other roads that are worthy of exploration. There are roads for just about every type of rider, from beautifully paved roads…

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September 9, 2019

Buchanan Transportation, LLC

Founded in 2017 by Curtis Mummert and Jerry Bard, Buchanan Transportation is a cargo and freight company servicing the eastern half of the United States. “We wanted a design that incorporated our core values of delivering swift service while remembering our name (and reputation) is on every load we haul,” says Mummert. “We want to be the carrier our customers can count on by providing Quality Service through our Team of Dependable Professional Drivers.”

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September 2, 2019

Carolyn’s Shade Gardens

Established in 1992 by Carolyn Walker, Carolyn’s Shade Gardens sells perennials for shade with a specialty in snowdrops, hellebores, hostas, and native plants. The shirt, designed by Excel artist Mike Hegedus, features a native wild columbine. “The wild columbine has been my logo since the beginning and reflects our commitment to native plants,” explains Carolyn. Carolyn’s focus is on providing high-quality perennials for shade that will survive with low maintenance along with knowledgeable advice about all aspects of gardening. “We started a blog [CarolynsShadeGardens.com] in 2010 to educate customers about plants and gardening issues,” she shares.

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August 26, 2019

CAP Trucking

Established in Florida in 2011 by Christopher Porricelli, CAP Trucking transports refrigerated, frozen and perishable goods up and down the entire east coast. Originally from Bronx, NY, Porricelli worked in his family’s wholesale produce business for a number of years. “Working winters in The Bronx, outside on the loading docks, was enough experience for me,” he laughs. Through this interaction with trucking and distribution, he ended up developing his own appreciation and passion for that side of the industry.

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August 19, 2019

Hunter Bush | Off-road Motorcycle Racing Pro

Hailing from Sciota, PA, rider #293 races in hare scrambles and enduros for AMA East Regional and select National Events with NEPG and GNCC. Bush started racing at the young age of 10 years old and recently turned pro in 2018. With over a decade of experience, his dream is to make his life-long passion his career. “My goal is to make a living racing,” says Hunter. His proud parents, Richard and Laura, are encouraging and supportive of his chosen path, and help round out the “Hunter Bush Racing” team…

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August 12, 2019

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Located in the inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, the Historic Ships in Baltimore is a fleet of historic floating museum ships and a unique lighthouse open to the public for tours, events, and educational programs. The shirt features the U.S.S. Constellation, the last all sail wooden warship built by the U.S. Navy in 1854. Other ships at the Historic Ships in Baltimore include the Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the last defender afloat from the attack on Pearl Harbor; the U.S.S. Torsk, a submarine that sunk the last Japanese warships of World War II…

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August 5, 2019

Mother Trucker

The truck is owned by Beth and Dean Holicky and is a Multi-Time Grand National Champion that runs with the NTPA Grand National circuit. Framed by their name and the American flag, the design features their Peterbilt truck which they restored. “We found the cab on the side of a guy’s driveway all rusty and in need of tender loving care,” says Beth. They were able to use that TLC to turn that rusty cab into a Mother Trucker champion. “Being the Grand National Champion over the years is always great,”says Beth…

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July 29, 2019

Kart Racer, Ethan Martin

At only 9 years of age, Ethan is already a 5-year veteran of the sport, racing go-karts on dirt tracks in Georgia and South Carolina since he was 4 years old. Ethan’s involvement in racing has created a family tradition in the Martin family. His father, Evans Martin, races cars in Hobby and Late Model classes. In fact, the entire Martin Racing team is a family affair. “Ethan’s brother and I are always excited about the racing and do all the work on the kart while his mother is always nervous when he is behind the wheel…

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July 22, 2019

Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department’s UFO Museum

On that winter evening, a fireball was seen streaking across the sky over six U.S. states and parts of Canada. Whatever it was landed in Kecksburg, PA, and was quickly removed in secret by the United States government. What really happened has remained an unsolved mystery ever since. Every year alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists gather in this small town for their annual Kecksburg UFO Festival. It’s a celebration that started as a simple town festival but evolved into a weekend of events…

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July 15, 2019

Kyuki-Do Martial Arts

“Martial arts is about more than just kicking and punching,” says the Bjorkquists. “Our kids’ martial arts programs work with children on age-specific skills that help their overall development.” Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art that primarily incorporates elements of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Judo. It is designed to be practical, versatile, and effective at a variety of different ranges and in a variety of different situations. Kyuki-Do is more than just an effective system of self-defense; however, it is a martial art that encourages students to realize their own potential, both physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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July 8, 2019

Wolfe Trucking

Our Design of the Week is this “Team Wolfepack” shirt from Wolfe Trucking from Van Nuys, California.

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July 1, 2019

Orrville Fire Department

On this July 2nd – 6th, 2019 the Orrville Firefighters are hosting their annual “Fire in the Sky Celebration,” a week-long festival that includes parades, softball and volleyball tournaments, and, of course, a massive fireworks display. It is estimated that more than 50,000 spectators descend upon the town for Saturday’s finale, more than five times the population of Orrville itself! Located in roughly 50 miles south of Cleveland in Wayne County, Ohio, Orrville is a town with a population around 8,500 and is home to some significant industry including Smuckers Jelly, Will-Burt, and Ventrac Tractors.

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June 24, 2019

Helivision, LLC

Founded in Charlotte, NC in 1993 by Buddy Knotts, Helivision has grown to be a nationwide company with 12 employees, recently working a high-profile helicopter role in “The Walking Dead,” and “Fear the Walking Dead.” With Emmy Award-winning pilots and camera operators, Helivision has provided aerial cinematography for companies such as Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, 20th Century FOX, History Channel, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Warner Brothers, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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June 17, 2019

Patriot Series | “Liberty Founded 1776”

The Fourth of July is our nation’s birthday, and people all across the country honor America with gatherings of family and friends, cookouts, parties and, of course, fireworks.” On Memorial Day, Excel launched the “Patriot Series” 2019 designs,” explains Excel founder Pat Tzanis, “The success was amazing, thousands of shirts printed and worn all over the US. l personally took a few dozen shirts to my club for our picnic, I should have brought a few hundred! People loved the design and put the shirts on immediately. I admit I loved seeing Excel on the back of such a patriotic shirt.”

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June 10, 2019

HTI Hall Trucking Express, Inc

Founded in 1985 by Jeff Hall, HTI is a family-owned and Veteran-owned and operated business, transporting refrigerated and dry freight in the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Illustrated by Excel artist Tim Fritz, HTI’s shirt design was very planned and very specific. The American-themed design was thought up by one of the HTI employees, geared towards celebrating the patriotic summer months.

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June 3, 2019

Summer’s Best Ice Cream

Ice cream shops opening for the summer is one of the most exciting times of the season, and we’re just as excited to feature Summer’s Best Ice Cream as our Design of the Week! Located in Johnstown, NY, Summer’s Best Ice Cream offers soft serve and a fun selection of sundaes and cold treats. With 13 flavors of soft serve available at all times, Summer’s Best always has standards like chocolate, vanilla, orange, and their most popular: chocolate peanut butter. They also rotate in other flavors on a weekly basis, featuring favorites like strawberry, coffee, coconut, mint, pistachio, maple, pumpkin pie, and more.

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May 27, 2019

Because of the Brave

On this Memorial Day, we would like to feature our “Because of the Brave” shirt as our Design of the Week. As the first edition of our “2019 Patriot Series,” this exclusive shirt was designed by our Excel illustrator Eric Poole and printed as a Memorial Day holiday giveaway to our employees. The design was so popular we decided to make them available to our customers and create the “Patriot Series” of designs.

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May 20, 2019

J&G Express

Founded by Gary Cox in 2005, J&G Express began as a family-owned trucking company in the Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee areas. It has expanded to include dump trucks service, now regularly hauling asphalt for a local asphalt company. Illustrated by Excel illustrator Alan Hood, the stylistic design features J&G’s Freightliner truck Gary himself drives.

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May 13, 2019

Pro Wrestler “Big Country” Matt McGraw

This amped-up shirt of pro wrestler “Big Country” Matt McGraw is our Design of the Week. McGraw has been on the roster of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) since 2017 and can be regularly seen wrestling around the Greater Pittsburgh area.Illustrated by Excel artist Eric Poole, the cowboy hat-wearing strongman is flexing his tattooed muscles, surrounded by barbed wire with “BIG COUNTRY Matt McGraw” emblazoned across the bottom. It’s a design that, according to McGraw, perfectly reflects his personality…

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May 6, 2019

Trident Construction

So, in honor of National Construction Safety Week, we are spotlighting this safety-themed shirt from Trident Construction, an unlimited licensed contractor from Charleston, South Carolina. Providing construction services around the Southeastern United States, Trident Construction structured their business around their “TEAM BUILD” business model, with their design professionals working collaboratively with their clients…

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April 29, 2019

Honda Powersports 2019 FourTrax Foreman 4×4

“And there were two things that they loved about what we did: the custom artwork and the fact that we could cater to the dealers and provide them with a source of the products that they needed.” This new line of apparel will feature Honda motorcycles such as the Gold Wing, Africa Twin, Grom and CBR, and also ATVs like the FourTrax Foreman and the exciting new Talon…

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April 22, 2019

Kendall Towing, LLC

Kendall Towing owner, Nick Milanovic, is proud of his Pittsburgh roots. “We’re a Pittsburgh company; I grew up in Pittsburgh. [Lived here] all my life,” says Milanovic. “Pittsburgh Owned, Pittsburgh Grown.” And the Pittsburgh Pride has made its way onto almost every shirt Kendall Towing has ordered from Excel over the years. This featured shirt, illustrated by Excel artist Dean Dymerski, is no different, with a strong presence of the Pittsburgh skyline in the background…

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April 15, 2019

McHugh Excavating & Plumbing

Founded in 1976 by Daniel McHugh, the company performs a wide variety of projects across Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota, including water and sewer utilities, excavating and grading, trucking, lift stations, wastewater treatment plants, tank removal, and helical pile installation. Growing up with the business, Daniel’s son Dean worked with McHugh Excavating and Plumbing…

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April 8, 2019

Curry Farms

Terry J Curry and his brother Brian have recently taken over running the family farm after the passing of their father this past November. A design on the right sleeve is dedicated in memory of their dad. The full-back design, drawn by Excel illustrator Chris Gebrosky, features Curry Farm’s Case IH pulling tractor in the front, with their Case IH Steiger Quadtrac and grain bins in the background. The red “M” on the bin is for Mershman Seeds, their main seed supplier.

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April 1, 2019

Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum

Located in Colonial Heights, Virginia, the Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum was founded in 2010 by Keith Jones, celebrating his passion for collecting and restoring vintage tractors. It was a natural step, as Jones had amassed a large collection of rare vehicles, all restored to pristine museum-quality condition. “If it’s got a motor, we like it!”…

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March 25, 2019

Motorcycles of Miami

With this t-shirt spotlighting an obviously experienced rider ripping a BMW R 1250 through the famous swamplands of Florida’s Everglades National Park, it is easy to see how this screen printed design from our Excel Sportswear artist was the perfect harmony of realistic and bold details that Motorcycles of Miami was looking for in their newest promotional apparel. “The Largest BMW Motorcycles Dealership in the region. We are #1!”

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March 18, 2019

Freightliner of Kalamazoo

“We pride ourselves on being more than a typical dealership,” says Kim Holden of Freightliner of Kalamazoo. “Our work is fueled by loyalty, integrity, and experience.”

The success of the Kalamazoo branch resulted in a significant expansion in 2005 where it now occupies a sprawling 25-acre complex in Mattawan. Between their two locations, Freightliner of Grand Rapids and Freightliner of Kalamazoo currently employs more than 115 specialists and house over three million dollars worth of parts.

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March 11, 2019

Thomas Jefferson High School’s “Mamma Mia!”

Inspired by the music and lyrics of some of ABBA’s greatest hits, “Mamma Mia!” tells the story of a young woman searching for her real father, days before her wedding. Her mother’s complicated love life makes things difficult, with hilarious and heartwarming results.
“Mamma mia, here I go again.” Thomas Jefferson teacher Sandy Baker has been the director of the TJ Musical Theater for 24 years. She values her time with the students outside of the classroom…

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March 3, 2019

Barefoot Archery

Our first Design of the Week of March is Barefoot Archery in Charlotte, NC. Barefoot Archery has been a Charlotte staple since 1966. Current owner and manager Jessie Smith purchased the business in 1995 and has been operating the full-service pro shop ever since.

“You can buy a bow anyplace,” says Smith, “but we take care of our customer from beginning to end. We’re a full-service center. If you have anything you need done to your bows, we work on them. We build arrows. And we just generally promote archery.”…

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February 25, 2019

Deuces Wild Septic Service

Founded by owner Kirt Pelster in 2016, Deuces Wild is located in Bismarck/Mandan and services all of North Dakota. They work on septic tanks, lift stations, grease traps, shop pits, car washes and more. “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it,” says Pelster. “I always do the job with a smile. I perform every job myself to ensure customers receive the highest level of care and dependable, quality service.”…

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February 18, 2019

Section 15 FFA

The shirt is celebrating Section 15 FFA’s “Lock-In” event, the big kick-off of their National FFA Week festivities. “The goal is to get students excited about not only the upcoming week but FFA as an organization,” says Jaci Jenkins, Edwardsville FFA Advisor.

The Section 15 Lock-In features around 180 students from thirteen area high schools participating in an overnight event at an area YMCA. They’ll have plenty of activities for the time they’ll be “locked in;” a rock wall…

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February 11, 2019

Chasin’ Demons

Chasin’ Demons is family owned and operated out of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. Steve and Tammy Dewhirst got into the pulling game four years ago, and in 2016 they introduced their current Chasin’ Demons tractor.

While Steve is the driver, his wife Tammy is the self-described “crew” and handles much of the business. “For a nurse, I know way too much about tractors,” she laughs. “We all have demons, and this sport is my husband’s.”…

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February 4, 2019

Steel City Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

The R&LHS was founded in 1921 and is the oldest railroad historical society in the United States. The Steel City Chapter president, Kevin Varrato, is determined to carry on their mission of remembering and recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women in the railroad industry of the greater Pittsburgh region, as well as educating the public of the rich heritage of railroads in the transportation industry….

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January 28, 2019

The South Smokin’ BBQ

Regularly serving delicious sauces on beef, brisket, pulled pork and chicken, The South Smokin BBQ can be found at various locations such as breweries and festivals around Livermore, California. Their customer service and food get rave reviews from faithful customers.

“During the week I am a vegetarian,” says Javier R on Yelp. “That was before I met up with South Smokin BBQ. It was no contest.”…

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January 21, 2019

Betts Garage and B&G Auto Body

At B&G Auto Body, their team of qualified collision repair technicians, auto body repair estimators and dedicated office and support staff have been serving drivers and business owners in New Castle County and the surrounding area for over a decade. Top notch service begins the moment you walk through the door.

Their on-site estimators will give you a fair and competitive estimate for your auto body and collision repair work…

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January 14, 2019

Mound City Fire Department

Fire Chief Johnnie Coonrod came up with the design, inspired by the charming history of Mound City, Illinois. “We have several historic buildings in Mound City,” says Chief Coonrod. “like the one featured on the shirt. One of our firefighters lives there, actually.”

It is, in fact, Doris VanHorn’s house, as evidenced by the mailbox. Taking a look at some of the details of the shirt reveals even more “easter eggs…”

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January 7, 2019

Carolina Fishing Tackle

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, CFT provides the best lures and tackle for serious bass anglers. Their goal is to have professional anglers walk into the shop and be able to find anything they need or want. “We have the biggest selection of JDM products and swim baits in this half of the country,” boasts Doyle Myrick, owner of CFT.

Myrick was looking for a shirt design that would help him “stand out amongst the mom & pop tackle shops…”

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December 24, 2018

Aberdeen Fire Department

Our special holiday “Design of the Week” goes to the Aberdeen Fire Department in Aberdeen, Maryland. We’ve been doing holiday themed shirts for them over the years, and this fun 2018 design features Santa looking over his map while his elves prep his sleigh for deliveries.

Fire Chief Steven Hinch tells us the shirt celebrates their annual “Christmas Street” fundraiser, an event they’ve held for the past 20 years. It’s their biggest fundraising event of the year, one their whole staff of 74 volunteer members and 42 EMS providers cherish…

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December 17, 2018