A full-service promotional product company

Our team develops effective branded merchandise programs for our partners.
Righteous stands behind the work and service we provide our partners.

Righteous: Your strategic partner in branded merchandise programs

Our team develops effective branded merchandise programs for our partners, but our primary focus is forming lasting relationships. Your success is what makes us happy and we hope that you think of us as a vital strategic partner to your success.

Righteous lives by our values every day. We provide the highest level of service to our partners and stand by our work. If you’re not happy, we will work with you until we solve the problem. That’s the Righteous way.

Form Long-Term Relationships

We believe in understanding you and your company, your goals, and your pain points, and then offering creative solutions to solve your problems.

Honesty & Transparency

We believe in open dialogue. Sometimes we are given bad ideas and will offer our perspective and solutions based on our experience. We will never leave you in the dark.

Continuous Improvement

We believe in being curious, that not asking ‘why’ leads to boring results, challenging assumptions, and admitting when something can be done better.

Do The Right Thing

We believe in owning our mistakes, no matter what it costs. We strive to make sure things are easy for you even if that means it may be tough for us.

Meet The Team

Rick Salz

Rick Salz

President

Aly Salz

Aly Salz

CEO

Jay Salz

Jay Salz

COO

Melanie Inns

Melanie Inns

HR Director

Jennifer Eichenberger

Jennifer Eichenberger

Director of Client Relations

Mary Clayton

Mary Clayton

National Account Manager

Cynde Stephens

Cynde Stephens

Account Manager

Melissa Larsen

Melissa Larsen

Marketing Assistant

Brett Stomps

Brett Stomps

Web Developer

Jerica Corrales

Jerica Corrales

Lead Customer Service Rep

Amy Galloway

Amy Galloway

Customer Service Rep

Kyle Emry

Kyle Emry

Graphic Designer

Weber Salz

Weber Salz

Graphic Designer

Melinda Davis

Melinda Davis

Accounting

Carmen Vazquez

Carmen Vazquez

Purchase Agent

Mychal Shelton

Mychal Shelton

Production Manager

Carolina Sosa

Carolina Sosa

Embroidery Production Manager

We believe…

there’s more to your story than just your logo.

uniforms should allow individual employee expression.

in creative solutions to your problems

in the storytelling magic of our 53 custom apparel decorations.

in on-time orders or we pay your shipping.

in easy for you, even if it’s hard for us

your money sitting on a shelf serves no one.

in designing, making, storing, and shipping it, right before you need it.

in challenging deeply held and erroneous assumptions.

that your employees already know the answer.

that not asking “why?” leads to boring, sub-optimal results.

in owning our mistakes, no matter what it costs us.

…in the Righteous way, not the cheap way.

About Us

What began in 1989 as a simple means to buy blank T-shirts at wholesale pricing, quickly turned into a full-time career for two former advertising professionals.

Rick and Aly Salz met in college and blended their expertise to create a business that provided custom screen-printed T-shirts for colleagues and friends. Within a few months, the business had outgrown their hobby hours and became their full-time job.

They moved to Oregon in the early 90’s and set up shop in the Portland area. Recognizing that business was moving to the web, they added e-commerce sites and fulfillment, with a special emphasis on serving the restaurant industry.

Both founders have early career restaurant experience and that exposure to hard work and reward helped provide the work ethic and service attitude that is hard-wired into the company.

Righteous is a Veteran and Woman Owned Enterprise

 

Aly Salz

Aly Salz

CEO

Our Story

In 1989, Rick couldn’t stand it anymore. Product didn’t arrive on time, was the wrong color, and had the wrong imprint.

His job was to sell advertising and promotions to local companies for a large national corporation. But he had to keep apologizing, rather than solving their problems.

The week we got engaged, he said “what if we got a business license and did this ourselves?”

We had no money. No investors. He was a veteran. I was in college recruiting.

We had no business being in business.

A year and a half later, we quit our jobs to screen print shirts in our garage using our dining room table as a makeshift printing press. We did everything ourselves until we could hire people better than us.

It wasn’t all perfect.

Once, we printed a ton of T-shirts incorrectly and sent them to our customer, a fast-growing national chain. The client got them and called right away.

They had the right colors, right logo, and right print, but were not up to our printing standards. The client was right to call us.

We reprinted the order, recycled the bad ones, and apologized to the client.

That one mistake cost us over $50,000. But, it’s what we’ll do with no argument whatsoever if what we provide is wrong for any reason.

A few weeks later we heard that our client’s manager asked him what we did about the problem. When told, he said that he wasn’t surprised. He knew we would stand behind our work and make it right.

He gave us the biggest compliment anyone can by telling us in person that he trusted us.

Our little dining room table turned printing press is still at work in our main shop today.

It reminds us to find creative solutions to problems that hold you back, even the ones you don’t know you can do something about. 

We promise to make it easy for you to be great at your business, even if it’s hard for us.

 

That’s the Righteous way.

You know when a company has a culture that represents character and integrity. That doesn’t happen accidently and is always driven from the top.That was apparent from the start working with Righteous and is why I recommend the whole team at Righteous.

David Freund

Founder, Faith Outfitters

Our Partners