PTM Promotional has a storied past and a very bright future. Our goal is to be the undisputed leader of our field in the minds of the clients that we serve and the members of our team. We are continually working to build on our history and the experience of our team and develop a culture that always comes through.
Our Company was founded in 1975 as The Federal Identification Card Company to serve a need for city employees to have a special ID card. The company opened a store across from city hall and also began selling memorabilia other gift items. People with t-shirts to sell asked to put them on consignment and, as they sold well, the company started to have their own designs made. The company then opened a store on 17th and Sansom streets and named it “The Philadelphia T-Shirt Museum.”
At that time, T-shirts were considered just a fad. In 1981 the printer who supplied the business was going to close so the company acquired his equipment and began making their own shirts.
Lou Leof & Samantha Deignan
Lou Leof joined the business in 1984 and purchased it in 1994 and renamed it “PTM Sport” in 1999. Clearly the t-shirt fad was here to stay and the business was growing rapidly.
Samantha Deignan joined the business in 1999 to manage finances and operations as the company continued to grow.
Clary Leonardo & Jim Deignan
Clary Leonardo has been in the embroidery business for over 20 years and has been with PTM for 10 years.
In 2013, Jim Deignan joined the PTM team to manage the screen-printing department and develop the company’s information systems.
Where We Are Now
Early in 2016 it was time for some new energy and new investment, as a new partner joined Lou, Samantha, Clary and Jim.