High Peak Sportswear was founded in 1989 by Ralph Smith. Mr Smith (a
teacher at the time) began producing screenprinted T-shirts in the garage
of his brother-in-law, Rodney Taylor, after being unsatisfied with the
options that were available. The two gentlemen partnered and a business
was formed. The company experienced strong growth over the next decade
and today is recognized as a national leader in the production of high
quality screenprinted and embroidered garments.
As the business grew, the company moved into larger facilities; finally
settling in a 50,000 square foot building on Main Street, in the heart
of downtown Lynchburg. In 2000 the building underwent a complete renovation
that has made it a jewel in the Lynchburg skyline. The building is now
listed on the Virginia and National Register of Historical Places.
All production is done at our Lynchburg facility. We also maintain a sales
staff and a retail store servicing the Lynchburg community. In addition
to the Lynchburg location, the company operates sales offices & retail
stores in Roanoke, Blacksburg & Charlottesville.
For the past nine years we have been recognized by Impressions Magazine;
our industry's leading trade publication, as one of the Top 100 Screenprinting
& Embroidery companies in the United States. We take an active role
in the communities in which we operate and maintain memberships in numerous business and professional organizations. High Peak Sportswear
continues to service the needs of our local communities, as well as providing
screenprinting, embroidery, and promotional products to companies/organizations
throughout the United States and overseas.
High Peak Sportswear is licensed with Virginia Tech, the University of
Virginia, Liberty University, and James Madison University (JMU), as well as the minor league
baseball teams; the Lynchburg Hillcats and Winston-Salem Dash.