Any business owner wants to see their company grow. It’s like Groot in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy. He starts as a small little seedling, but eventually grows into a sturdy, strong superhero. Even when he sacrifices himself at the end of the movie, it shows just how far he’s come in terms of growth.

All entrepreneurs want to see their business grow in the same way, which is why Quality Logo Products® is thrilled to be ranked #36 in Promo Marketing’s Top 50 Distributors List for 2019.

Quality Logo Products® in a Nutshell 

If you don’t know our story, it starts in the basement of a home in Montgomery, Illinois in 2003. Still fresh out of North Central College, Bret Bonnet and Mike Wenger started Quality Logo Products with a broken keyboard, student debt, and only one phone. When you’re young and ambitious it’s natural to make a million mistakes. However, they persevered through that awkward stage and emerged on the other side. Now they’re celebrating over 15 years of hard-earned success by making the top 40 out of over 30,000 distributors in the United States. That at least deserves a golf clap.

We are proud to be climbing the ranks every year we’re in business and even more proud to have an awesome team. Seriously, these folks go to the plate every day to ensure the kind of quality you expect when it’s in the name of your company.

Promo Marketing is a recognized publication in the industry. We’re excited to be part of this industry and even more excited to jump five spots on the list from last year. According to their data, sales for promotional products across all distributors totaled $5.033 billion in 2017. That’s up over $500 million if that illuminates anything about the viability of promotional products and just how valuable they are in terms of advertising.

Bret and Mike saw that value early on when they started the business. They looked at a pen and saw more than just a writing instrument. They saw an opportunity.

As a business owner, we hope you start looking at that pen the same way. You deserve to shoot all the way up to #1 in your industry, and you can do that by advertising with promotional products. Print your logo on everything and anything and hand it out to everyone. The more you’re seen, the more you’ll stick in people’s minds. Plant those seeds now, and before you know it, you’ll be the one saying: “I am Groot.”

About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over three years of experience in the industry. Her passion for writing has led to a BA in English & Communications from Aurora University and work published for the Advertising Specialty Institute and The Bolingbrook Sun Times.