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Quality Logo Products, Inc.

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Quality Logo Products, Inc.
Type
Private
IndustryPromotional merchandise
Founded 📆December 12, 2003; 17 years ago (2003-12-12) in Naperville, Illinois, USA[1]
Founders 👔Bret Bonnet, Michael Wenger
Headquarters 🏙️,
Aurora, Illinois
,
United States
Area served 🗺️
Worldwide
Key people
Bret Bonnet, CEO[2]
Revenue
  • Increase US$ 45,583,777 (2018)
  • US$ 42,600,000 (2017)
[3][4]
Members
Number of employees
121 (2018[3])
Websitewww.qualitylogoproducts.com
address
telephone

Quality Logo Products, Inc. (est. in 2003) is a United States promotional merchandise distributor. As of 2018, it was the 40th largest distributor in the US.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2003 by Bret Bonnet and Michael Wenger through a grant from the Coleman Foundation, while they were attending North Central College.[5] In 2005, the firm got accredited with the Better Business Bureau.[1] In 2007, the company had 9 employes and owned an office in Aurora, Illinois.[6]

In 2009, Inc. for the first time included it into “The Inc. 5000” list, which ranks the top 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States, placing the company at #569.[7] Later the firm was also present at 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists.[7]

In 2014, Promo Marketing magazine for the first time included the firm into “Promo Marketing Top 50 Distributors 2014” list with estimated sales of $25,8 million in 2013.[8] In 2016, the firm won 4 nominations of “Technology Award” from Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and and 3 nominations of the same award in 2017.[9][10] In 2017, the firm had 110 employees.[11]

In 2018, Counselor Magazine included Quality Logo Products in its 40th largest US distributors list, putting it on the last place.[4] Also in 2018, the company founders established a scholarship program for students majoring in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at the North Central College.[5][12] In March 2018, Daily Herald newspaper recognized Quality Logo Products in its 28th Annual Award for Business Excellence.[13]

In May 2019, the firm was included into Fortune’s “55 Best Companies to Work For in Chicago” list.[3]

Products and services[edit]

Quality Logo Products doesn’t have its own production. It sources promotional merchandize products from various factories and customize the design for marketing at trade shows and events.[14] As of 2014, approximately 60% of the firm’s workforce was dedicated to customer service.[14]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Quality Logo Products, Inc". Better Business Bureau. 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  2. Wood, Michael (2017-12-14). "Branded Giveaways And Other Promotional Products: Do They Still Have An Impact?". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The 55 Best Companies to Work For in Chicago". Fortune. 2019-05-21. Archived from the original on 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Top 40 Distributors 2018". Advertising Specialty Institute. 2018-07-25. Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "North Central alumni honor faculty emeritus through scholarship". North Central College. 2018-10-01. Archived from the original on 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  6. Heist, Lauren (2017-01-11). "Suburban entrepreneurs pave their own path". Daily Herald. Archived from the original on 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Quality Logo Products". Inc. 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  8. Cornnell, Michael (2014-05-19). "Promo Marketing Top 50 Distributors 2014: The List". Archived from the original on 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  9. "2016 Award Winners". Promotional Products Association International. 2016. Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  10. "2017 Award Winners". Promotional Products Association International. 2017. Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  11. Spector, Nicole (2017-12-27). "Wall Streeters are getting a 10 percent bonus this year — why aren't you?". NBCNews.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  12. "Aurora business partners with North Central College". Daily Herald. 2018-03-10. Archived from the original on 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  13. "2018 Annual Awards for Business Excellence Honorees". Daily Herald. 2018-03-29. Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Hessinge, Shawn (2014-02-05). "Quality Logo Products: Marketing is the Differentiating Factor". smallbiztrends.com. Archived from the original on 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2019-08-19.

External links[edit]


Category:American websites Category:Online companies Category:Online retail companies of the United States Category:Privately held companies based in Illinois Category:American companies established in 2003 Category:Companies based in Naperville, Illinois


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