Who We Are

Locally owned and operated since 1972, all of our employees, whether they have been here a year or two decades, are a part of our extended family and work together to serve our clients.

Meet Mike:  

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Mike moved to Tallahassee in 1971 to study at Florida State University. A year later, he started Tallahassee’s first T-shirt printing company in a plywood storage shed as a side business while in school. Through hard work and dedication, the business grew to include collegiate apparel for schools all over the country, products for Disney, ESPN, The Gap and hundreds of other companies, organizations and individual sales. Over four decades later, Mike is still doing what he loves best, making T-shirts with some of his original staff. In 1978, Mike joined with a partner to open Tote and Top Stop in the Governor’s Square Mall; it was later sold and became Garnet & Gold. After many years, Mike continues to serve on the Board of the Tallahassee Museum and served on an educational committee through the Lively Technical Center.

Meet Leslie: 

Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Leslie moved to Tallahassee in 1975 to study Fashion Illustration at Florida State University. After declining an offer to attend The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, she opted to stay in Tallahassee and went to work for Ruppshirts in 1979. Leslie is the first point of contact for most customers and enjoys helping them through the process, turning their vision to reality. As an active member of the Tallahassee community is a Reading Pal for the United Way and an active alumna member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

Meet Danny:

Born in Florence, South Carolina and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Danny made his way to Tallahassee in 1974 where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in 1978 and his Masters in Fine Arts/Commercial Art in 1981 both from Florida State University. He began working for Mike Rupp in 1979. For the past few decades he has served as Art Director helping design entire product lines and brands for clients.

Who We Serve

Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream
Bike Florida
Bills Bookstore
City Church
Garnet & Gold
Gulfwinds Track Club
Lawson Electric
Red Hills Power Sports
Salty Dog Surf Shops
Tallahassee Museum
The Power Mill
Trans Am Depot