The idea of Con-Tees Custom Printing began when founder Joseph Conti,
first purchased a do it yourself screen printing kit from a local arts
supply store. Joe quickly developed an understanding of screen-printing,
and started working on custom shirts in the basement of his father's
tailor shop in the
Their first shop was located In the back of a small dry cleaner on Drake Ave. in New Rochelle NY.
Their first really big order was from the well known black and white sitcom, “The Honeymooners”. Joe and Mike worked day in and day out to fulfill the order, and they did so on time. The thing about this order was that it was done manually. The brothers put in time, patience, and care and the results spoke for themselves. Business was gradually starting to take off. Joe and Mike went ahead and bought the business a 4 color automatic screen printing machine which allowed the business to work more efficiently, but without losing their personal touch.
From 1983 to 1986, the Conti brothers worked in the small store until relocating to Main Street in New Rochelle . They were able to employ a friend or two, but it was still mainly the brothers working around the clock to fulfill their customer’s needs. With the growing demand for more complex art work, Joe decided to sell his 4 color screen printer, and buying an 8 color automatic from M & R Screen-printing (www.mrprint.com).The purchase of this machinery enabled the company to grow and produce a higher quality of work.
The brothers made their final move to
Along the growth of Con-Tees, the brothers never lost their
family values. Along with Mike and Joe Conti, it's Joe’s wife Teresa who
is in the Customer Service Department, Joe’s daughter Christina in the
T-shirt Department, and Joe’s son Joey Jr. in the Sign Department. The
Matriarch of the Conti’s,
As of 2010, Con-Tees incorporated an internship program with
In 2007 the company decided it was time to decrease their carbon foot
print, and switch to solar energy. Mercury Solar System (www.mercurysolarsystems.com)
was the company that we trusted to help make this transition. Con-Tees
is the first and only screen-printing company in
At Con-tees we believe in giving back to the community. We have donated clothing and funds to Volunteers of America, USO, Kawinis Club, Salvation Army and many other local organizations. Along with these donations the brothers also donate their time. Joe Conti personally volunteers for the Midnight Run and Mike Conti takes time out every Thursday to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House.
The “ConTees” way
C ustomer service
COMMITMENT TO THE CUSTOMER
We are members of the Screen-printing & Graphic Imaging Association International as well as the Embroidery Trade Association and the Apparel Graphics Institute.