BH&B Corporate Partner: E & J Specialties, Inc. | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • BH&B Corporate Partner: E & J Specialties, Inc.

    E & J Specialties, Inc. was launched in 1963 by John Phelps and Everett Athow. In the beginning, John was a salesman for a hospital supply company, and Everett was head of circulation at a local newspaper.

E & J Specialties, Inc. was launched in 1963 by John Phelps and Everett Athow. In the beginning, John was a salesman for a hospital supply company, and Everett was head of circulation at a local newspaper. They discovered by displaying one's name via name badges made building relationships much easier. Their idea was to change sales representatives lives for the better. That was over 52 years ago.

E & J's first name badges were very simple and were produced in John's basement. Soon John and Everett were supplying badges to companies such as Johnson & Johnson, our first national account.

Many things have changed since those early days. The business has survived a flood, the loss of its founder (John Phelps), and a fire in 2004. Today, E & J Specialties, Inc. is operated by Brent Warren (John Phelps' Son-In-Law), and is still a family-based business. Under Brent's direction, they've expanded their product lines. Currently, they carry a full line of name badges, professional sales accessories, and have access to over 500,000 imprinted promotional and specialty advertising items.

Call them today at 888-343-5606 and talk to any of their highly creative staff members to discover how they can create a custom badge or a powerful promotional product for you.