Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Celebrates Multiple $1 Million Stores

The brand commemorated its 15th anniversary & recognized five locations.

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Left to right: Tina Bacon-DeFrece, Susan Hitt, Joe Mock, Lina Wagoner, Janet Carmichael, John Dougherty, Steve Lui, and Ron DeFrece (Image courtesy Big Frog)

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, a franchise specializing in “un-frog-ettable” direct-to-garment (DTG) custom-decorated apparel, recently celebrated 15 years in business, recognized five locations earning $1 million or more, and commemorated many other revenue and business milestones at its annual Frog-A-Thon conference.

Known for its “frog-tastic” custom apparel, the franchise has grown from one location in Florida in 2008 to nearly 80 independently owned locations in 25 states and Canada last year.

“We are incredibly proud of our hard-working owners, but it’s especially important to celebrate the financial milestones of Big Frog franchisees who achieved $1 million or more in revenue,” said Tina Bacon-DeFrece, Big Frog Franchise Group president and CEO.

The five stores which earned $1 million or more in 2023 included:

  • Big Frog of Northwest Arkansas – John & Mara Dougherty, owners
  • Big Frog of San Diego Clairemont-Mesa – Steve Lui, owner
  • Big Frog of Plano – Joe Mock, owner
  • Big Frog of Green Hills – Dan & Janet Carmichael, and Lina Wagoner, owners
  • Big Frog of South Austin – Susan Hitt, owner

“In addition to recognizing our $1 million winners, we acknowledged owners who made a special impact or overcame a notable challenge,” said Bacon-DeFrece. “We also like to highlight our newest Big Frog franchise owners, who include: Priscilla and Jason Bullock in Monroe, Louisiana; Patrick Pierce in Brandon, Florida; Jeff and Andrea Pearson in Reno, Nevada; and Otis and Jeri Horne in Wesley Chapel, Florida.”

Other special awards included:

  • Frog of the Year – John & Mara Dougherty in NW Arkansas
  • President’s Frog – Ryan Sims in Bradenton, Florida
  • Coach’s Frog – Debbie Galvez in Selden, New York
  • Rally Frog – Ryan Sims in Bradenton, Florida
  • Leap Frog – John & Mara Dougherty in NW Arkansas
  • Rookie Frog – Nancy Provolt in Lehi, Utah

The new stores, million-dollar franchisees, and award winners are just part of the brand’s recent momentum. In 2023 alone, Big Frog sold 2,292,150 T-shirts, and added nearly 63,000 new customers.

“Overall, our growth and business milestones are gratifying but I’m equally as proud of how our owners positively impact their local communities,” Bacon-DeFrece added. “Big Frog’s robust fundraising platforms perfectly position our owners to help individual non-profit organizations at the local level through custom-decorated apparel. This give back is a critical brand value for Big Frog and one that I believe has been pivotal to our success over the last 15 years.”

The types of charities and nonprofits that Big Frog stores support in their individual markets include children’s organizations, disability groups, school and educational outreach programs, veteran groups, homelessness support, animal advocacy, and many others.

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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