About Us

E & J Specialties, Inc. was launched in 1963 by John Phelps and Everett Athow. In the beginning, John was a salesman for a hospital supply company, and Everett was head of circulation at a local newspaper. They discovered by displaying one's name via name badges made building relationships much easier. Their idea was to change sales representatives lives for the better. That was over 53 years ago.

E & J's first name badges were very simple and were produced in John's basement. Soon John and Everett were supplying badges to companies such as Johnson & Johnson, our first national account.

Many things have changed since those early days. We've survived a flood, the loss of our founder (John Phelps), and a fire in 2004. Today, E & J Specialties, Inc. is operated by Brent Warren (John Phelps Son-In-Law), and is still a family based business. Under Brent's direction, we've expanded our product lines. Currently, we carry a full line of name badges, professional sales accessories, and have access to over 500,000 imprinted promotional and specialty advertising items.

Call us today at 888-343-5606 and talk to any of our highly creative staff members to discover how we can create a custom badge or a powerful promotional product for you.

Please meet our team below, we look forward to working with you!



Brent Warren

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Phone: (605) 343-5606

Email: brent@ejspecialties.com


Bonnie Warren


Phone: (605) 343-5606

Email: bonnie@ejspecialties.com


Phone: (605) 343-5606

Email: sales@ejspecialties.com

Printer/Production Specialist

Phone: (605) 343-5606

Email: printer@ejspecialties.com

Online Name Badge Order Forms

Where to Find Us:

E & J Specialties, Inc.
PO Box 9667
Rapid City, SD 57709

Phone: (605) 343-5606

Fax: (605) 343-5660


Business Hours:

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

Fri 8am-4pm (MST)

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