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IndustryTechnology, Embroidery, Screen printing, Custom apparel[1][2][3]
Key people
Michael Nemeroff (CEO)[1]
Revenue$22.9 million USD[5][6]
Number of employees
ParentPrintfly Corporation

RushOrderTees is a technology and custom apparel company based in Philadelphia.[4] Eighty percent of its two hundred and fifty employees are millennials.[4][8][7]


Coming from a family of entrepreneurs,[9] RushOrderTees began in 2002 in Philadelphia with Michael, Jordan and Alexis Nemeroff serving as its founders.[4] They started the company with one machine and one heater in their parents' garage, while attending Lower Moreland High School.[10][11] The company's first website originated as a school project.[12] Michael Nemeroff attributes the growth of RushOrderTees to individuals who were dissatisfied with other businesses in the same field.[11] As such, RushOrderTees became popular among individuals who needed bespoke clothing by a deadline.[13] In April 2018 RushOrderTees acquired the design firm Tonic Design based in Callowhill.[14]


RushOrderTees' custom t-shirt design and printing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RushOrderTees currently occupies a 63,000 square foot t-shirt printing and embroidery facility in Philadelphia.[4][2] The company has a revenue of $22.9 million USD as of 2015.[5] It serves as an official apparel provider for the Philadelphia 76ers with which it has entered a partnership.[15][5][8] This partnership has included the distribution of Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Eagles t-shirts for the Super Bowl LII.[16][17]


RushOrderTees has partnered with local Philadelphia based eateries in order to distribute clothing to the homeless.[18] The tags within the apparel for the poor included "homeless resources in the city, such as free shelter, food, and a free computer lab."[19][20]

For each yard the Philadelphia Eagles advanced on 4 February 2018 during Super Bowl LII, RushOrderTees donated three products to Covenant House.[21]

After Hurricane Harvey struck down in Texas, RushOrderTees dispatched "uniforms for tens of thousands claims adjusters who were descending on the Houston area".[22]

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  1. ^ a b "Interview with Michael Nemeroff, CEO and co-founder at Printfly". USA Weekly. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mastrull, Diane (9 February 2018). "'We're going to lose the house.' The scare that led to a T-shirt empire". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 17 October 2018. Now it owns and occupies 63,000 square feet of production, warehouse, call center, and administrative space filled with "tens of millions of dollars" in printing and embroidery equipment.
  3. ^ Lavenduski, Sara. "Philly Print Company Capitalizes on 'Moment Merch' With Eagles 'Double-Doink' Tees". Advertising Specialty Institute. After the Philadelphia Eagles’ narrow win this past Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, a Philadelphia-area T-shirt company is seeing huge demand for screen-printed T-shirts commemorating the night’s big moment in what’s the latest major example of the “moment merch” trend.
  4. ^ a b c d e Wasik, John F. (21 September 2016). "Think a 401(k) Is Not a Sexy Benefit? Competition May Change That". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 October 2018. Michael Nemeroff started Printfly, which runs, a custom T-shirt printing business, with his brother and sister in 2002 in Philadelphia. He began offering a 401(k) retirement plan within the last year for his 180 employees, 80 percent of whom are millennials. It was a great tool for recruiting and retaining employees, he said.
  5. ^ a b c Madej, Patrcia (29 August 2016). "Local custom apparel company snags coveted spot on list of fastest-growing private businesses". PhillyVoice. Retrieved 11 October 2018., a custom apparel company, has grown 157 percent in the past three years and reported $22.9 million revenue for 2015. They’ve even secured an apparel deal with the city’s beloved 76ers for the upcoming season.
  6. ^ "Rush Order Tees - Philadelphia, PA". Inc. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b Krautsack, Kendall (30 January 2018). "Michael Nemeroff". Crain's. Retrieved 12 October 2018. We say we’re not just a T-shirt company; we’re a tech company that sells tees. Tech drives everything we do. It allows us to get to the size and scale we’re at. If you go online, you can design, check out and choose the actual date the order arrives. Most T-shirt companies in the industry — 70 to 80 percent — [employ] between one and 10 people. Because of tech, our company has 250 people.
  8. ^ a b George, John (11 November 2016). "6 things to know about the 76ers new T-shirt partner". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 11 October 2018. The Philadelphia 76ers have added Northeast Philadelphia custom T-shirt printing and design company PrintFly to its roster of corporate partners. The deal provides the 14-year-old family-run company with a variety of online and in-game promotion opportunities, along with handling the Sixers’ T-shirt needs.
  9. ^ Mitra, Sramana (10 October 2016). "Bootstrapping to $23 Million: Michael Nemeroff, CEO of RushOrderTees". Sramana Mitra. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Local Business Owner Reflects On How He Got His Start". CBS Philly. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2018. In 2002 Michael Nemeroff, now co-founder of was just a student at Lower Moreland High School.
  11. ^ a b Madej, Patrcia (29 August 2016). "Local custom apparel company snags coveted spot on list of fastest-growing private businesses". PhillyVoice. Retrieved 11 October 2018. It’s a dream that Michael Nemeroff, the co-founder and CEO of PrintFly,’s parent company, couldn’t have imagined when he started 14 years ago alongside his brother and sister in his parent’s Huntington Valley garage. Since then, Nemeroff, who’s never received a high school diploma, and his siblings, Jordan and Alexis, have grown PrintFly into a multi-million company now based in Philadelphia, with a passion for the city and no plans on moving anytime soon. “We started in 2002 with one machine, one heater, and we had no skill or talent in the industry,” he said. “What I realized right away was that almost 70 percent of our customers came to us because another company hadn’t followed through on what they promised them.”
  12. ^ "Local Business Owner Reflects On How He Got His Start". CBS Philly. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2018. When he was 13 he helped his older brother, Jordan make a web page for a school assignment and the passion continued from there.
  13. ^ Mastrull, Diane (9 February 2018). "'We're going to lose the house.' The scare that led to a T-shirt empire". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 11 October 2018. The website name,, "was a differentiator from everybody else that was doing it online. People knew to come to us if they had some kind of deadline that they needed to hit."
  14. ^ Torres, Roberto (23 April 2018). "Callowhill design firm Tonic Design got acquired by Printfly". Technically Philly. Retrieved 11 October 2018. Northeast Philly’s Printfly, owner of brands in the printed products space like announced Friday it had acquired Callowhill design firm Tonic Design.
  15. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers and Rush Order Tees Strike Official Partnership to Print Sixers T-shirts in Philly". Market Screener. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2018. Rush Order Tees, a PrintFly company, is now an official partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and will print t-shirts for the organization. The multi-year deal means Sixers t-shirts will be printed in Philadelphia by Philadelphians at a Philadelphia-based company.
  16. ^ Tsuji, Alysha (31 January 2018). "76ers players to wear 'Brotherly Love' shirts to support Eagles". USA Today. Retrieved 12 October 2018. The Philadelphia 76ers are going to be showing their support for the Eagles before they go up against the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday. The Sixers-Heat game at Wells Fargo Center will be Brotherly Love Night. That means players will be wearing Brotherly Love shooting shirts, the first 10,000 fans get Brotherly Love shirts from RushOrderTees, the mascot Franklin the Dog will be in Eagles gear, the Sixers Dancers and Dunk Squad will perform Fly Eagles Fly, and other Eagles videos and social media posts will be shared throughout the game, per the news release.
  17. ^ Seltzer, Brian (2 February 2018). "Game Review: Defense Sets Tone, Proves Enough in Conference Win". NBA. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  18. ^ Hinkelman, Michael (8 February 2015). "From Wall Street to a pizza parlor". The Bulletin. Retrieved 12 October 2018. Mason Wartman, the owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Center City, Pennsylvania, thanks a customer in his pizza shop. Wartman, a former Wall Street equity researcher, doesn’t just sell pizza. He is also a social entrepreneur, giving back to the community by feeding the poor and offering free t-shirts and crew-neck sweatshirts in conjunction with Rush Order Tees.
  19. ^ "Dollar-a-Slice Pizza Shop in Philly Becomes Pay-it-Forward Mecca". Good News Network. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  20. ^ Richardson, Susan (24 December 2014). "A Philadelphia pizzeria sparks the spirit of giving : Community". WHYY. Retrieved 12 October 2018. So Wartman is working toward expanding Rosa’s model to durable goods — clothing being a primary need — and, importantly, education. He has partnered with Rush Order Tees for a trial run: The pizzeria sells t-shirts and sweatshirts. For every t-shirt sold, Rosa’s donates seven slices. For every sweatshirt, Rosa’s donates another sweatshirt to someone in need. But it’s not just warmth that person receives. Printed inside the shirts are phone numbers and addresses of nearby places that provide services such as food, training and computer access.
  21. ^ Leber, Ashton (2 February 2018). "RushOrderTees to award Covenant House T-shirts for Eagles Big Game". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 12 October 2018. RushOrderTees is awarding Covenant House three T-shirts for every Philadelphia Eagle's rushing yard during the Big Game on Sunday.
  22. ^ Weiner, Yitzi (19 April 2018). ""Pattern Recognition Is The Name Of The Game" 5 Startup Strategies With Michael Nemeroff, CEO of Printfly". Medium. Retrieved 12 October 2018. Last year, when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, we were contacted by a well known insurance company to make uniforms for tens of thousands claims adjusters who were descending on the Houston area. They were in a pinch, and needed a very large order in a matter of days. We ran shifts through the night and throughout the weekend, knowing that important work needed to be done for those impacted. Our team also launched a campaign to raise money for the cause and proceeds went right to Hurricane Harvey relief. It was the least of what we could do from Philadelphia. This year, our largest brand,, awarded the local Covenant House for homeless youth three shirts for every yard rushed during Super Bowl LII. We donated 500 shirts to homeless youth in Philadelphia as part of our #rush4tees campaign.

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