Sometimes it takes two wishes to build a dream. This dream was started with the love of hockey and the urge for complete independence. From humble beginnings in a little pro shop, two friends from college grabbed their winning combination and took off.
Starting after university in 1985, best friends John Calderone and Mark Stefanopoulos began working in local pro shops offering services for sharpening skates and selling hockey equipment. Business was promising but in 1989 after noticing the dramatic demise of sales during the summer seasons, they took their business and decided it needed to be altered into something that could provide a stable amount of work year long.
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As the months and years moved on, new machines were purchased, employees were hired and CSG became a strong competitor in the embroidery business. Moving offices once again to a larger and more functional factory, expanding the machinery to 16 embroidery machines was now a necessity to serve new clients and be able to embroider on caps, apparel, golf bags and even umbrellas; there was nothing that they couldn’t do.
During the year of 2001, business was stable yet not expanding. A strong demise in the local cap industry had begun from the rise of products from China. The new techniques and prices were unattainable for anyone in Canada to compete with. This left no choice for CSG but to once again shift gears and expand the manufacturing side into a full service department creating sports uniforms.
As a 30th Anniversary present to ourselves we have expanded once again! We are NHL Licensed to bring you professionally made NHL Number Kits. For you, for your team, as a great gift – make your favourite team jersey look amazing!
Anything is possible at CSG Kits!
All of our quality products are proudly made in Canada by our employees in our facility.
I added your number kit and name bar to my Bruins jersey. I am proud to have #7 and Ray Bourque on it. Thank you so much. Looks Amazing!
A+ quality! Your fully sewn kits are the best quality I have ever seen. I will definitely continue to order from you as my jersey collection grows.
Great communication and service! Thank you for going the extra mile to ensure my beer league team got our order in time. Jerseys look amazing!
This is the third jersey kit that I have purchased from CSG. The service was excellent and the quality and price of your products are top-notch.
I love the fact that your product is Canadian made! My Jonathan Toews Blackhawks jersey looks awesome. Thank you, 5 stars!