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 Fresno, 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!
2019 - We open a new dedicated custom apparel factory in the Dominican Republic and increase our sublimation capacity to help secure our ever-growing sublimation business!

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

Jim Dusbiber

Vice President of Sales

Jill Clark

Vice President of Finance & Accounting

Ed Verbitski

Vice President of Information Technology

Eddie Ortiz

Director of Operations

Robb Stephenitch

National Sales Manager

Melissa Corniel

Director of Customer Experience

Thomas Dockendorf

Accounts Receivable Manager

Lois Olson

Customer Logistics Manager

Steven Schwarz

Director of Apparel

David Koltonuk

Senior Manager of International Supply & Strategic Planning

Jasmine Parks

Manager of Athletic Apparel

Louisa Loman

Manager of Custom Apparel

Nicholas Theander

E-Commerce Manager

Megan Hunt

Product Safety & Compliance Manager

Matt Klein

Senior Product Manager - Hard Goods

Keenan Long

Product Manager - Protective

Kurt Moriwaki

Creative Services Manager

Melissa Brount

Senior Designer

Scott Wold

Production Art Manager