About founder Doug Carter
My name is Doug Carter, and I am originally from McDonough, Georgia. I graduated from Union Grove High School where I played baseball and football. In 2005, I moved away to college in Maryville, Tn where I attended and played football for the Maryville College Fighting Scots. Maryville is still where my wife Britianny and I call home.
So how did I get started making custom mini helmets? My parents have owned their own sign business for over 35 years so I have always had an interest in having a small business. In 2005, my freshman year of college, my parents gave me a Maryville College mini helmet for Christmas. They ordered a blank helmet and since they own a sign business, they printed up decals to match my helmet at the college. I loved it and thought it was a great gift. So did all of my teammates.
Everyone was asking about them and wanting one. “Where did you get that” was a question I got all the time, and it was really awesome to be able to say “I made it myself”. Honestly, my dorm room was about the only way you could get your hands on one of these. After creating helmets for many of my teammates, I thought that this could be a pretty good side project. I really love sports, I love people, I enjoyed putting these helmets together and I especially love seeing their faces when they see their helmets for the first time. They always go crazy and think they are the coolest thing so it is a great feeling knowing that you have made them so happy. Teammates would want helmets done for their high schools back home, and next thing you know I am in business.
I have made helmets for over 40 schools, businesses and organizations and that number is continuing to rise.