Our Mission

At Bull-Shirts, we take pride in providing customers with the highest quality service available. Our commitment is to have your order ready, on time, exactly as you wanted it. We value the people who trust us by giving us their business and we promise we’ll always give you the best service and quality work possible.

Company History

Bull Shirts was established in Houston back in 1980 by two Northern transplants from Buffalo, New York. Co-founders Joe Dotterwiech and Jake O’ Conner began with a hundred dollars in their pocket and a dream. The initial site for the company was Joes’ one bedroom apartment. (On more than once occasion, the fire department was called to investigate the smoke from the small heat transfer press used in those days.) Both men had full time jobs. Jake was an artist by night and an Ironworker by day. Joe was selling furniture during the week and t-shirts whenever he had a chance. During the construction boom in the early 1980’s the two could be found every Friday, downtown at the pubs, selling Bull Shirts to the Ironworkers and the other tradesmen who were building the sprawling Houston skyline. A whole product line of shirts showing the various phases of skyscraper construction helped spread the word quickly about these creative guys, their designs and the quality of their shirts.

Eventually, what started out as a part-time hobby grew into a company that now employs over 50 people and services thousands of customers! Today, almost 30 years later, the work is done in their state-of-the-art 18,000 sq ft, production facility right off the Sam Houston Tollway.

From their first order of 12 shirts, (for a local tractor company) Bull shirts has evolved into a business of supplying goods for businesses throughout the country, including recording artists (Leann Rimes, Collective Soul and Blind Melon), pro sports teams (Rockets, Astros, Aeros just to mention a few) and many other companies, both large and small. Throughout it all, they have based their success on the concept of producing a great quality product at a fair price. That is how they have gained their industry-wide reputation for being one of the premier companies in the specialties and decorated apparel business.


5485 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, Texas 77041

Office Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday

Phone: 713-983-8080
Fax: 713-983-8083
Email: info@bull-shirts.com

Official Rockets Sponsor

We printed and gave away 20,000 “BE THE FUEL” T-Shirts for the Rockets vs The Phoenix Suns Game. The whole Toyota Center was filled with the New T-Shirts! Read More..

Houston Texans

Click Here to see the Texans sporting letterman jackets we produced for the team. These were a special order and it makes us proud to see our hometown football team in Bull Shirts threads!

Houston Astros Bull Shirts

Houston Astros

We print t-shirts, embroider hats & produce a variety of merchandise for the Houston Astros. Many of our products are sold at games and worn by the athletes, management & staff.

YMCA Preferred Vendor

Successfully outfitting YMCAs since 1980, Bull Shirts takes pride in providing exemplary service for the YMCA while producing the finest quality products at the fairest possible price.