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A History of Same Day Tees
From High School Project to Successful Family Business

We never think about the elective projects we take on in high-school as being the avenue that will lead us to a thriving career path and a successful family owned business, but that’s exactly what happened for President Pete Bolsoni and Same Day Tees.

Volunteering with his high-school teacher, Pete started out making the school t-shirts and posters after class hours, sometimes working late into the night at his teacher’s house to get them finished. Creating the posters and shirts was so enjoyable for him that at 17 Pete decided to follow that spark to a private advanced screen printing class at a community college in Arizona. Flying out for this one-week class, Pete was by far the youngest person in attendance, the others were in their 30’s and 40’s. Pete didn’t let his age stop him from learning nor building a friendship with his instructor who he remains in contact with over 40 years later. This education was a pivotal moment in Pete’s career where he learned the skills of intricate screen printing which still comprises 70% of business for Same Day Tees. Screen printing of this nature is Pete’s passion, often involving anywhere from 8, 10 to even 12 assorted colors. To this day Pete’s favorite moment is still seeing the finished products he creates.

After completing his class at the community college and graduating from high-school, Same Day Tees began as a small home run business. Pete worked out of his parent’s house, growing Same Day Tees until he had to hire skilled embroidery specialists out of necessity. Adding embroidery services and steady continued growth meant hiring more than 20 employees and Same Day Tees needed more space. Pete relocated the business to a small shop to expand. Continuing their growth trend, Same Day Tees once again needed more room and recently moved to a new location accommodate more equipment as well as a larger storefront showroom. Pete is passionate about being able to accommodate more walk-in business and about building relationships with repeat clients, and everyone at Same Day Tees is excited to be a part of our community.

Read more about our embroidery services.

As a part of our expansion and commitment to serving more customers, Same Day Tees is utilizing ecommerce combined with social media presence and our ability to offer more of a storefront. We also continue to expand our network through events like the PPAI Expo (featured in our photo), the single most important event of the year for the promotional products industry worldwide. Through all our exciting growth we remain true to our roots, and Pete’s favorite orders are still complex collaborations with the customers creating high end products with intricate art in the logos. He still feels pride in seeing his products worn. These days, business isn’t the only thing that is growing for Same Day Tees. Family owned and run, Pete and his partner and wife also just had a baby girl. We can’t wait to see where the next few years takes us all!