OUr history

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!

OUR TEAM BUILDS YOURS

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.

OUR CORE VALUES

· 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!

our people

Meet some of the CHAMPRO family that allows us to provide the best value and selection in the sporting goods industry.

Wilson F. Hunt, Jr.

C.E.O., Founder

Ryan Hunt

President

Jon Spoerry

C.O.O.

Jim Dusbiber

Director of Team Sales

Marty Spellman

National Sales Manager

Lisa Peiser

Manager of Ad Specialty and Promotional Product Sales

Andrew Sherwood

Key Accounts Manager

Eddie Ortiz

Warehouse Manager

Steven Schwarz

Director of Apparel

Matthew Klein

Senior Product Manager

Gabriela Ryan

Category Manager, Custom Apparel

Melissa Corniel

Customer Experience Manager

Megan Hunt

Product Safety & Compliance Manager

Ed Verbitski

IT Manager

Justin Shook

Marketing Manager

Shaunessey West

Apparel Production Manager

Lois Olson

Office Manager / Key Account Manager

Richard Winterfeld

Operations Supervisor

Victor J. Rivera

Operations