to Be the company of choice and your partner in excellence.
We bring organization and speed to contract decoration through a synergy of people and technology.
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 favorite band, 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 its 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.
In 2018 it was time for another big leap A&R Screening moved from a 3,500sqf building to a 20,000 sqf warehouse.
With this growth came a lot of changes including a rebrand. A&R Screening became Apparel Redefined.
We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past 12 years. However, despite our many successes and accomplishments, AR 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.