A little Backstory...
Hi! My name is Eric Marshall and I’m the founder of Guerrilla Tees. Sometime around 2006, I started what was, at the time, Guerrilla Ink. Back then, it was just me playing with some homemade screen printing kits in a garage… a creative outlet and, as it turned out, something I really enjoyed doing.
Like so many others, I never really found that one thing that I absolutely loved more than anything else. I was into so many things, from snowboarding and cars to graffiti, golf and great music. I liked to jump around and never felt like I fit into any one, specific mold. I remember thinking to myself, how I can combine all of these things I loved. Ironically enough, the answer was right in front of me.
Fast forwarding a few years to 2008, I was entering the third year of my engineering career and knew that I needed to do something different. The thought of sitting behind a desk for the next 20 to 30 years absolutely terrified me. At the same time, and very unexpectedly, my little side project began to grow legs. I found myself with two part-time employees, consistent orders, and was creating t-shirts five days a week. It was right around this when time I decided to take the plunge, to leave my job and to go all-in.
To this day, I vividly remember the feeling of walking into my shop for the first time with no safety net. It was among my life’s most exhilarating experiences, as well as one of the most frightening. From there, I started taking jobs from friends and people in the community, listing my designs on some ecommerce sites, and gradually building a brand that many responded positively too. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, over a decade later, Guerrilla Tees operates from a 10,000 square foot facility in Victor, NY with some of the most technologically-advanced printing equipment available. We have an open showroom with hundreds of garments on display, including custom hats, graphic tees, hoodies, and many others. If you’re ever in our neck of the nation we welcome you to drop by and check it out.
If you were to ask me what our niche is, I’d tell you that we have no niche. Our customer base ranges from individuals who love funny t-shirts and apparel, to professional organizations, charities and large corporations. And while it’s a bit cliché, no job is too big or small for our team. From a single graphic tee or hoodie, to custom t-shirts and apparel for softball teams or corporate events, we impart the same level of passion regardless of quantity.
And at the end of the day our goal remains unchanged… Utilizing the best equipment and printing techniques to provide you with superior quality products that you’ll be proud to wear.