Bigfish Screenprinting provides full-service textile screenprinting and embroidery, as well as a full line of promotional products. The company also does contract printing for local companies, retailers and embroiders or promotional companies that also sell screenprinted goods.
Bigfish Screenprinting opened for business in August 2001 with just one employee. The business has grown to currently employ 15 staff members. As of now, there are 14 full-time positions and 1 part-time position filled within the company.
The path to opening this screenprinting company began back in 1997. The owner strongly felt that this is something God wanted pursued. Much research on equipment, small business and marketing took place until 2001. The company’s first location was a building that was sitting empty in April of that year – and prayer ensued that if this is where God wanted Bigfish, then it would remain open until August.
It did indeed and the first 6 ½ years were spent in that building. The business moved to a new location in January of 2008 which is double in size. The larger facility accommodates the new automated equipment and the need for more office space – and there’s still room to expand!
The goal of Bigfish Screenprinting is to run business in a way that would serve all customers with integrity, as well as honor God for His faithfulness. That desire also encompasses providing staff members a place that fosters encouragement and provides a good work environment.
With the owner’s past experience in full-time ministry as a perspective, it is understood about limited budgets, along with the existing need for the non-essentials. These can include t-shirts and other items for identifying team members, fostering unity or in fund-raising efforts. Therefore, offering discounted pricing to ministries and not-for-profit organizations is a natural fit for Bigfish.
With continued growth, the desire is to take advantage of the opportunity to provide clothing and printing/embroidery needs for a few particular ministries (Competitive Edge International, Bridges for Youth, and Wheelpower Christian Cyclists).
The following quote describes the attitude we strive to attain to here at Bigfish:
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. His is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” (mkg)