The Richardson Story

7th Jan 2023

The Richardson Story

Have you ever wondered....Who is "Richardson Sports", and what is their story? With the Flagship Richardson 112 Trucker Snapback being one of the most popular hats on the planet, let's take a deeper dive into what made put this company on the map, shall we?


THE RICHARDSON STORY BEGAN IN THE LATE 1960'S when Howard Wicklund and Neil Richardson opened up shop in Eugene, Oregon. Originally, the company was called Howard Wicklund Sporting Goods and operated as a wholesale distributor. Then, in 1970, the Richardson family purchased the company and Richardson Sports was born.

OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS, baseball became a strong focus for our company. We wanted to be a bigger part of our favorite pastime, so we developed our own product lines and offered expanded assortments of equipment and apparel for all levels of play. The quality of our product, and our commitment to customer service fueled demand and increased our presence on fields across the country.

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THE CAP MARKET EXPLODED IN THE EARLY 90’S. People have always sought performance from their caps, but now they wanted more ways to express themselves in their day-to-day. This headwear boom presented new opportunities for our team to innovate a more diverse product assortment. As a result, we expanded into the licensed, collegiate and corporate headwear business.

TODAY, WE PRODUCE A FULL LINE OF HEADWEAR OPTIONS for customers around the world. We are a vertically integrated design and manufacturing company, with a large selection of high-quality styles and colors ready for immediate delivery. We are also a leader in the custom cap market, creating personalized hats for youth & college baseball teams, retail brands, corporate business, breweries, and everything in between.

We are celebrating everything the Richardson brand has become known for, to our uniqueness and caliber of our products, our comprehensive and innovative customer service, our dedicated employees, and our love for the game.

INNOVATION WILL ALWAYS BE OUR INSPIRATION. This is how we got to where we are, and this will take us anywhere we go. Quality in every stitch. Pride in every cap.

The Hat Pros is proud to be a part of the Richardson Story, and we look forward to growing our business right along side this fantastic company!