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Our Story

Our Promise: 

High Quality Products and exceptional Customer Service.

Founder /Owner-Rob Robbins Senior

Rob graduated from Blackford High School in 1976 and then attended Ball State University on a baseball scholarship. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology and then played for 2 years in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization as a pitcher. He returned to Ball State to earn his Masters Degree in Secondary Education. Rob has been an Industrial Technology teacher at Shenandoah Middle School for 29 years. He founded Rob’s Shirt Shack, an apparel and sporting goods company in 1996. He sold his company to BGR Enterprises, a venture capital company in 2007. In 2009, Rob’s Shirt shack was renamed Robbins Apparel. Rob continues to work as the CEO for Robbins Apparel.

CoFounder-Karen Robbins

Karen graduated from Blackford High School in 1973 and then attended Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics in 1978. Karen went on to earn her Masters Degree in Secondary Education in 1983. Karen is now retired from Wilson Middle School after 30 years as a mathematics teacher. She has been with Rob’s Shirt Shack and Robbins Apparel since its inception in 1996.

Kelly Robbins-Noblesville Management

Kelly is a 2002 graduate of Delta High School and also graduated from Ball State University in 2006 with a bachelor degree in Organizational Communication. Kelly was a three sport athlete in high school and continues to play in organized competition in multiple sports: golf and basketball mostly. His current position enables him to stay connected to sports and coaches through a different avenue than actually playing the game. After graduation, he was employed by CS Kern as a Sales Representative. In January, 2009, Kelly accepted the position as Director of Sales at Robbins Apparel. In February 2011, Kelly was promoted to his current position as President.

Robbins Apparel has been a leader in providing high quality apparel, screen printing and embroidery since 1996. Since Robbins Apparel is family owned and operated, we have built our reputation throughout the Midwest and now nationally, based on delivering quality products with extreme attention to exceptional customer service at a very affordable price.


“Going above and beyond the customer's expectation will always be our main focus” says Rob Robbins, Founder and CEO of Robbins Apparel.

“Because Robbins Apparel’s business model is built on developing win/win solutions for our customers and suppliers, this has enabled us to partner with over 300 of the Best-in-Class manufacturers. Providing a complete line of apparel for sports and casual business logo wear for our customers at attractive prices has always been key to Robbins Apparel’s success”, adds Kelly Robbins, Robbins Apparel President.

If your organization, company or team is looking for quality corporate logo wear, team uniforms, equipment or accessories, Robbins Apparel has the ability to graphically design, embroider or screen print your items to your exact specifications. At Robbins Apparel, our overall vision and our goal will always be to put the customer’s needs first and to develop long lasting customer relationships through our service and impeccable quality.

The Next Generation!

Nikki Robbins-Director of Accounting/DeSign

Nikki is a 2004 graduate of Delta High School and graduated with an Accounting degree from Ball State University in 2008. She worked in high school for a photography studio to help develop her design skills. Nikki’s true appreciation for art has served her well in her transition to graphic design. In addition to her design responsibilities, she is also responsible for overseeing the Accounting function at Robbins Apparel.

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