OUR MISSION

A&R Screening is focused on providing exceptional small business style service while simultaneously executing plans for large business style corporate growth.

We want to provide business, schools, organizations, teams, families, and individuals the opportunity to effectively and professionally communicate whatever they choose to communicate to their audience via logoed apparel.

We firmly believe in the power of branding.  Whether it is the unifying power a team mascot can convey at a high school or university, a professional looking crew proudly displaying their company’s logo, or anything in-between, A&R Screening’s ongoing commitment to excellence in our industry will guarantee your complete satisfaction.

HISTORY

 

Founded in 1970, A&R Custom Screening and Monogramming was a very small family owned business.  For the first several years, the company operated out of a garage and basement.  They made tees for the local recreation departments, police, and fire departments.  

 

Business began to steadily increase as the disco era ushered in a fashion revolution.  The t-shirt was no longer a plain and dull part of the wardrobe.  It was a blank canvas for self expression and a medium to convey an alliance to a favoriteband, beverage, team, and brand.  

By 1977, the company had moved from the cramped and dusty basement to its current location in Bridgeview, IL.  A warehouse was built for the screen printing production, offices for sales and artwork, and facilities for the sewing and embroidery department.

In 2006, the owners decided it was time to move on.  The ownership of the company changed hands and the name was shortened to A&R Screening.  The new, and current, owners had much bigger visions for A&R Screening.  Technology and fabrics were changing, the cotton T-shirt era of the 70's and 80's was no longer in high demand.  The 2000's saw the monumental rise of companies like Under Armour and the explosive growth of Nike who both ushered in the the dri-fit fabrics that dominate the apparel market today.  

A&R Screening found it's niche in the athletic and corporate apparel arenas.  We invested heavily in new technology and developed new processes that focused on quality and efficiency.  We committed to long-time customer relationships and developed many strong customer relationships, and expanded our services regionally and nationally.  

We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past 10 years.  However, despite our many successes and accomplishments, A&R Screening will never forget it's humble beginnings.  We identify our self as a customer service company in the apparel decoration industry.  We are forever committed to continually strive for excellence in all facets of our business.