How It all started
Hometown Tees started in 2002 when owner, Kelly Read, decided to quit coaching after twenty-two years and needed to supplement her income as she continued to teach. Her mom, Gay Read, was retiring from Messenger Hallmark in Decatur. Kelly suggested purchasing the screen printing equipment from a business that was closing. Kelly’s dad had the shop built behind the house and they went into business. Kelly got some lessons from the former owner, taught her parents what she knew, and started taking orders as she continued to teach, coming to the shop after school to work. Her dad, Sonny Read, did most of the printing for over a year until his sudden death. After making some hard decisions, the business continued. The printing is still done in the shop but in June of 2014, we opened the storefront on Hwy 114 in Paradise. The name, “Sonny Side Up Boutique”, was born and boutiques items, gifts, custom designs, personalization and embroidery are currently offered at the store.
Hometown Tees has been a Wise County staple since 2002. We work with schools, youth groups, booster clubs, churches, cities and business to produce t-shirts, hoodies and gifts for our thousands of outstanding customers. All our tees are screen printed on soft, high quality, 100% cotton blanks, tri-blends and 50/50’s. We guarantee satisfaction on all orders.. Our high quality t-shirts have made Hometown Tees one of the premier screen printing companies, helping our customers to create fresh, original graphic tees, vintage sports t-shirts, team uniforms, party favors, and accessories, all of which make perfect items for your event. Having great customer relationships, a fast turn around, state-of-the-art equipment, professional quality graphics with the integrity and respect not found via a corporate vendor, HTT has become a success while holding on to our initial purpose, to provide for the local community. HTT is family owned and operated for 14 years. The dedication to customer satisfaction and attention to detail with the highest integrity remains the secret to our success.