Founded by Wilson F. Hunt in 1986, we have grown to offer the most comprehensive line of sporting goods equipment and apparel in the industry. Our current office headquarters are located in Wheeling, Illinois. We have two distribution centers, one in Wheeling, Illinois and another in Pico Rivera, California, that allow us to provide two-day delivery to most of the continental United States.
1986 - CHAMPRO was founded by Wilson F. Hunt.
1988 - We move into our first office building and warehouse in Glenview, IL.
1990 - We produce our first catalog & retail packaging.
1991 - We move into a larger office building in Niles, IL.
1993 - Business is growing quickly and we move into a larger warehouse and office in Skokie, IL.
1996 - We launch our first line of baseball apparel and uniforms.
1998 - Our first website goes live, allowing you to view our product catalog and order online.
2001 - We begin our first joint venture factory in Ethiopia and build a school in Ethiopia to provide education and opportunity to children in local communities.
2002 - We are recognized as a model for development in Africa by the Ethiopian government, the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, and Bono!
2004 - We introduce a new "CS" logo on product, packaging, and in our catalog.
2008 - We move our warehouse and office to Wheeling, IL, increase our space tenfold.
2009 - We partner with Eden Reforestation Projects to recreate healthy forest systems in impoverished communities.
2012 - JUICE Infused Gear, our sublimation line, is introduced and the custom uniform industry will never be the same!
2013 - The Custom Uniform Builder goes live allowing you to design uniforms in real time!
2016 - We purchase a building to house our domestic custom uniform production and deem it "JUICE USA"! This facility allows us to shorten lead times to 10 business days!
2017 - Splash, pre-sewn garment sublimation, is introduced offering custom t-shirts with 3 or 5 day lead times!
2018 - We launch our new brand including a logo, slogan and redesigned online tools!
At CHAMPRO, we strive to build teams by providing low cost, high-value equipment and apparel. We started 32 years ago in a small office in Glenview, IL, with this mission. Fast forward 32 years and we have grown to offer the broadest selection of athletic teamwear and equipment in the industry.
· Deliver WOW through service
· Question the status quo, be creative & drive change
· Build a positive team environment with a fun, family spirit
· Cultivate honest, candid relationships
· Obsess with efficiency
· Be humble
· Make it happen!
Director of Team Sales
National Sales Manager
Manager of Ad Specialty and Promotional Product Sales
Key Accounts Manager
Director of Apparel
Senior Product Manager
Category Manager, Custom Apparel
Customer Experience Manager
Product Safety & Compliance Manager
Apparel Production Manager
Office Manager / Key Account Manager