Richardson Sports was established in the late ’60’s by Howard Wicklund and Neil Richardson and has deep roots in the team athletic business. The company originally named Howard Wicklund Sporting Goods, operated as a wholesale distributor, importer and factory representatives, selling a wide range of sports equipment and apparel to Northwest accounts.
In 1970, the Richardson family purchased the company and changed the name to Richardson Sports. Over the next 10 years, we focused on developing our own brand of Richardson athletic products and expanding distribution nationally. Baseball became a strong focus of the company, offering an expanded line of both equipment and apparel for all levels of play.
In the mid 80’s, the company recognized a growing demand for high quality baseball caps and responded by adding a small selection of Pro Model caps to their line. These first Richardson caps, though rough and not up to our standards today, were a big hit and prompted the company to add more styles and colors. We worked hard to improve the quality, shape and fit of our caps and soon became the cap of choice for serious players.
The cap market exploded in the early 90’s, providing new opportunities to expand our athletic brand into the licensed, golf, collegiate and corporate headwear business.
Today, Richardson is recognized as a leader in the team headwear industry and markets a full line of headwear to thousands of accounts around the world. We are a vertically integrated design and manufacturing company with a large selection of high quality, in-stock styles and colors for immediate delivery. We also offer full custom production capabilities and over 400 heads of embroidery.
Richardson is a privately held company with headquarters in Eugene, Oregon and an Eastern DC in Pittsburgh, PA. We distribute our products only through authorized distributors, dealers and retailers in the team, promotional, collegiate, golf and outdoor markets.
The Richardson brand represents authentic, high quality headwear and a commitment to provide the friendliest service in the industry. The company’s strong growth over the last 40 years is a result of our passion to be the best.