G Tees, located at 300 Bonair Avenue, is a screen printer who has been in business for 48 years with 23 of them being in Hatboro.
In 1974, owner Glenn Tendler was starting his senior year at Temple University for his undergraduate degree with hopes of going into veterinary medicine. While attending school, he was working at Wintersports Arena in Willow Grove and was at a crossroad in choosing which career path to take. At this point in life, Glenn had to choose to continue his education or try to pursue a career in professional hockey. In fact, during this time, Glenn had sent out letters to every team in the North American Hockey League looking for a tryout.
On July 16, 1974 a sting of bad luck struck Glenn when his father passed away at 42 years old. If that wasn’t terrible enough, a week later Glenn broke his navicular bone in his right wrist and was in a cast until mid-October of that year. Two days after he broke his wrist, Glenn was offered a tryout with the Maine Nordiques; however, the tryout was scheduled for the week his cast was being removed. Not having the greatest handwriting to begin with, it was impossible for Glenn to take notes left-handed, so his interest in school started to wane. Once Glenn was finally cleared to play hockey again in early January 1975, he ended up breaking his right hand in a game, putting another pause on his education and dreams of a career in professional hockey.
In November of 1974 Glenn started to negotiate with Wintersports to take over the pro shop. He was already selling goalie masks for a company called Fibrosport to goalies he was coaching and others he came in contact with. At the time, there were limited opportunities to buy hockey equipment in the Philadelphia area so eventually he opened Tendler’s Hockey and Sporting Goods, Inc in Northeast Philadelphia in March of 1975. The hockey business took off, but they needed something to allow them to sustain steady growth during the summer months.
Eventually, this led Glenn to silk screening, team lettering and repairs. The business grew to outfitting teams across the United States that included the Philadelphia Flyers, NJ Devils, Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears, Phoenix Road Runners, and many more at all levels of hockey. This helped Glenn to make many contacts in the hockey world and continue with his dreams of working in professional hockey. It also allowed him to be the Flyers practice goalie and suit up for a number of games in the American Hockey League.
In 1989 Glenn moved the retail location to James Way in Southampton, PA were Tendler’s Hockey operated until June 1999 when he chose to downsize and move to his current location in the Borough. This new location was close to his home, an economical facility, and centrally located for all of his customers.
G Tees currently offers team, business, and corporate outfitting, team lettering, equipment repairs, skate sharpening, silk screening, and embroidery and are always available to serve with whatever you need. You will speak and work directly with the owner who takes a personal interest in your project and always tries to give the upmost attention to each and every customer.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 11 A.M until 4 P.M but you can call or email anytime and Glenn would be more than happy to assist you with the best and most economical options. Their best advertising for 48 years has been word of mouth but you can see what they have to offer by checking out their website at: https://www.companycasuals.com/GTeesLLC/start.jsp
G Tees is dedicated to assuring the best service in the industry to those in Hatboro and the surrounding area!