About American Ts | Screen Printing | Embroidery | Custom Tees

About us...


Our story starts all the way back in 2001 where our founders Randy and Cheryl Fulbright made the decision to begin their journey into the world of screen printing. Even though they had three young children all under the age of 12, they knew this was the right decision for their family. 

Originally, their biggest goal for their new small business was to be different from all of the other screen printing companies who were never able to get orders out on time, and continually miss deadlines. With Randy’s previous experience as a young adult in a career tech program and Cheryl’s expertise in banking and accounting, they were able to create a multi-faceted business that has expanded their initial expectations all while keeping the main focus on their faith in God. 

With that promise kept in mind they officially opened shop on March, 24, 2001 in the small town of Mounds, Oklahoma. It wasn’t easy from the beginning since it was just the two of them with three children to provide for. Nevertheless their business continued to grow.

Always teaching their daughters that hard work pays off, their eldest soon joined in working with them at just the age of 15. Starting out by cleaning screens and stacking shirts, Crystal quickly excelled in almost every aspect of the business. Learning the operations and machinery that come along with screen printing almost came naturally to her. She continued to grow beside her parents when American Ts were finally able to afford to expand into other areas within the screen printing world, one of which being embroidery.

Cheryl, who had spent most of her early motherhood sewing and creating clothing for her children, was now tasked to learn the intricacies of embroidering. She learned quickly which brought in new business from all around the surrounding towns. Schools, small businesses, and churches began to flock to American Ts to get all of their apparel printed and embroidered. This influx of new business gave Randy and Cheryl the capabilities to move out of their small building in downtown Mounds, to a brand new building over twice the size of their original location. This new building gave them more opportunities to match the growth of their constantly expanding company. 

 

Even then their new building began to become too small just a couple of years down the road. They were able to open a second location in Glenpool, Oklahoma in May of 2010. This gave their eldest daughter a new title in the company, Manager. With this new title Crystal began to create new relationships with ball teams, bigger schools, and more businesses. American Ts made sure to be involved with as many community functions as they could by participating in christmas parades, donating items to local charities for their fundraising events, and helping schools raise money for their activities by providing quality apparel and products. 

Even then the business continued to grow between the two locations, making it increasingly difficult to deliver shirts back and forth from Mounds (where all of the screen printing was done) to Glenpool. After much discussion and prayers, Randy, Cheryl, and Crystal embarked on a huge project that would change the course of American Ts dynamic for years to come. This project was taking on the cumbersome task of combining both locations into one building.

The new location would make it more accessible to all of our customers by being right off of  busy highway 75.  So in July of 2015 we opened up the largest building our customers had seen yet. We were able to give back to the community by having a party in our new parking lot. Hundreds of people came out and received free t-shirts, food, and a fun experience. Then at the end of  our grand opening party we were able to cut the ribbon right in front of our brand new doors. 

This new building gave us so much space to grow! We were able to have a fully functioning showroom to sell our in-house designed and screen printed apparel. Randy, Cheryl, and Crystal were all able to have their own offices to conduct business out of as well. 

We were able to give our employees all new work areas for each of our departments. Our screen printing department was given a new shop area, large enough to hold four presses to be able to run all of our apparel orders with a fast turnaround. Our art department was given a building to let their ideas flow and create quality artwork for not just t-shirts, but also for sublimation, engraving, and vinyl work! The embroidery department was given two embroidery machines and a wall full of thread so we would continue to be able to provide our customers with quality embroidered apparel. 

 

The Lord has been so gracious to us here at this location the past six years and we have now been able to add so many new aspects to our company, one of them being online stores!

These online stores give schools, businesses, churches, ball teams, and charities the chance to get all of the apparel they need in one place! Not only are these online stores great for being so easily accessible with a shareable link, but they are also great for fundraising! With our online stores we can provide you with options and ideals on how to raise money for whatever you need. For example Lone Star Public Schools raised over $1600 by using our online stores! The growth in this area has really helped us become closer with all of the surrounding towns. We are so grateful for all of our customers who continue to choose to shop locally instead of buying from larger corporations who generally have larger prices on their items.    

Now over 20 years later, their small business has blossomed into a functioning company that provides quality screen printing, embroidery, signs, banners, business cards, and promotional products right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Your cart is empty
Search