OUR STORY

You know that old saying: Don't sweat the details?

We've never said that…at Richardson, we sweat the details.

We do it because we know the sweat and determination that goes into every athletic performance. We know the hours of training, in the batting cage, in the bullpen, in the weight room. We know the importance of teamwork, and precision, and consistent effort. We know that winning and losing is measured in inches and seconds.

We're Richardson. We make performance headwear for athletes who demand performance. We've been serving the team sports industry for 40 years on a foundation of authenticity, reliability, and a passion for quality.

We're Richardson. We know that caps are for more than just shielding the sun. They're for tossing in the air in celebration, throwing to the ground in disgust, and, sometimes, even for hiding the tears of defeat.

We're Richardson. We're a team of people that understands the people who play games. We're seasoned veterans, and innovators. We're old pros, with a rookie's fire.

And, yeah, we sweat the details.

We're Richardson. Your Performance Company.

The Richardson Story

Richardson Sports was established in the late ’60’s by Howard Wicklund and Neil Richardson and has deep roots in the team athletic business. The company originally named Howard Wicklund Sporting Goods, operated as a wholesale distributor, importer and factory representatives, selling a wide range of sports equipment and apparel to Northwest accounts.

In 1970, the Richardson family purchased the company and changed the name to Richardson Sports. Over the next 10 years, we focused on developing our own brand of Richardson athletic products and expanding distribution nationally. Baseball became a strong focus of the company, offering an expanded line of both equipment and apparel for all levels of play.

In the mid 80’s, the company recognized a growing demand for high quality baseball caps and responded by adding a small selection of Pro Model caps to their line. These first Richardson caps, though rough and not up to our standards today, were a big hit and prompted the company to add more styles and colors. We worked hard to improve the quality, shape and fit of our caps and soon became the cap of choice for serious players.

The cap market exploded in the early 90’s, providing new opportunities to expand our athletic brand into the licensed, golf, collegiate and corporate headwear business.

Today, Richardson is recognized as a leader in the team headwear industry and markets a full line of headwear to thousands of accounts around the world. We are a vertically integrated design and manufacturing company with a large selection of high quality, in-stock styles and colors for immediate delivery. We also offer full custom production capabilities and over 400 heads of embroidery.

Richardson is a privately held company with headquarters in Eugene, Oregon and an Eastern DC in Pittsburgh, PA. We distribute our products only through authorized distributors, dealers and retailers in the team, promotional, collegiate, golf and outdoor markets.

The Richardson brand represents authentic, high quality headwear and a commitment to provide the friendliest service in the industry. The company’s strong growth over the last 40 years is a result of our passion to be the best.

Mission Statement

We will strive to always be an authentic athletic brand that players ask for and a company our customers want to do business with.

Our Commitment

We will respond to our customers’ wishes and deliver on our promises. The Richardson brand will stand for authentic athletic products, innovation and integrity. We will always look for ways to improve our products and service, and never be satisfied with today’s accomplishments.

We will assemble a team of bright, hard working people and promote creative thinking with a can do attitude. We will maintain a positive culture where everyone is recognized and rewarded for their performance and contribution to the company’s success. We will strive for growth, welcome change and create new opportunities for our people.

We will be a good corporate citizen, respect the environment, and give back to our community. We will be responsible and accountable for our actions
and motivated by a passion to be the best.

Contact Info

We welcome comments and input. Our team is more than willing to answer any of your questions. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail at:

Have a sales question? – sales@richardsoncap.com

Having trouble with our website? – onlineaccounts@richardsoncap.com


Richardson West – Corporate Headquarters
PO Box 71130, Springfield, OR 97475

Richardson East – Eastern Distribution Center
8500 Brooktree Drive, Suite 210 Wexford, PA 15090