Company Background

Kevins Worldwide was founded in 1994 by Larry and Kevin Tinkelman. Since then, the company has expanded from a 4,000 square foot facility and 8 employees to our current 85,000 square foot facility and 55+ employees. Kevins Worldwide is now one of the largest distributors of promotional products and uniforms in the United States. All of our embroidery and screen printing is done in house so we have complete control over the finished product.

Kevin’s adds real value to companies and individuals who are interested using promotional products, ad specialties, premiums, uniforms and incentives for the purpose of generating revenues through customer awareness. Our unique approach involves understanding our customers’ needs and beating their expectations. Our business is all about building relationships and instilling confidence in our customers -- confidence that what they need, when they need it, is what they get when they partner with Kevin’s.


Kevin’s enjoys the reputation for being creative by coming up with solutions for our customers marketing dollars. Our experienced account executives will assist each customer with choosing products that offer the greatest value, scheduling the best time to place an order, combining orders for bulk pricing and planning a calendar of events for the year. We help our customers maximize their investment while taking the stress of the project off their hands.


Kevins Worldwide has been selling promotional products for over 20 years. We are constantly challenging ourselves to learn from mistakes to improve our process so we can do what we do best -- deliver what you expect when you expect it. Parts of our process include spec samples to our customer, quality controls to limit the number of mistakes and CRM controls to follow the process from the quote to the reorder.


Nobody can consistently match the value we can offer. Through our vendor networking, we can offer our customers reduced pricing on all standard “out of the catalog” items. As one of the largest providers in the country, we can leverage our buying power to benefit our customers. We work on larger volume, tighter margins. We take large inventory positions of closeouts, giving our customers super values with savings up to 75%. Since all embroidery and screen printing is done on premises, we don’t need to mark up someone else’s work. All cost savings are passed to our customers.


In an industry with over 20,000 distributors we are ranked in the top 100, as mentioned in the industry magazine, “Promotional Marketing Magazine”. We carry over 800,000 apparel and incentive products, and our structure enables us to offer hometown quality service with the standards and resources of a national organization. Our business is all about building long term relationships and instilling confidence in our customers. We build these relationships by learning about our customer's marketing goals and strategies and offering suggestions inside and outside of the box. Kevins Worldwide produces and delivers the products our customers ordered, on time, as they expect them to be delivered, exactly as promised.