TealsPrairie

Teals Prairie & Co. | Specialty Gift Engravers

Houston, Texas · 88848 Sales

TealsPrairie

Teals Prairie & Co. | Specialty Gift Engravers

Houston, Texas 88848 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(17553)

Announcement   You see, all products are personalized with initials, graphics or anything you want. There is no setup or engraving fee. To personalize, at checkout in "Notes to Seller" type instructions and if you're including a graphic, provide an online link or e-mail it when we contact you.

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2016

You see, all products are personalized with initials, graphics or anything you want. There is no setup or engraving fee. To personalize, at checkout in "Notes to Seller" type instructions and if you're including a graphic, provide an online link or e-mail it when we contact you.

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About

"Got Down to Business"

You see, Teals Prairie & Co. is a family-run business, started by the Thompson siblings from Houston, Texas. What started as a hunch for us has grown into an incredibly successful specialty gift engraving business. We engrave on premium quality lifestyle products such as leather journals, bamboo kitchenware and wooden home accessories like frames and keepsake boxes. We have a retail side, but we also provide private label drop ship services to other retailers, event planners, promotional product specialists and marketing companies. Our logo reads “Since 1850,” however the business was recently started. At face value, there are a few centuries of company history missing, however this bit of intrigue coincidentally is the cornerstone to our company culture.

You see, Teals Prairie is a community in Burleson County, Texas, founded by John Teal around 1850. John Teal came from the Deep South, perhaps Tennessee, Kentucky or Alabama. Of distinguished pedigree, John Teal brought along his workforce, as did every prominent settler, and the workers got down to business, turning the surrounding fields into an agricultural paradise. Corn production exploded, cotton fell from the skies, and upon this white, fluffy cotton, in astonishing numbers, rested fat cattle, fat sheep and fat hogs. Teals Prairie flourished. Workers with last names like Smith, Jones, Owens, Johnson and Thompson intermarried and their population quadrupled. In want of everything, the workers, again, got down to business, building their churches, schools and homes for themselves. In fact, homes so fine and exquisite that an envying neighbor from across the track burned one to the ground! However, from these and similar ash piles and with their own hands, the farmers, educators, carpenters, blacksmiths, ministers, seamstresses, civic leaders and proprietors that they were, yet again, got down to business, the business of community building. As time passed, younger generations migrated to larger cities. The Thompson branch moved to Houston where they (you guessed it) got down to business there, too!

You see, it’s this “got down to business” spirit that we inherited over the centuries from those early Teals Prairie settlers and it’s embodied in everything we do. This spirit combined with our backgrounds in customer service, fashion, graphic design, procurement, logistics, product development and manufacturing is the energy behind our remarkable growth. When our products first appeared on Etsy in 2013, business boomed right away, so we got down to business by focusing on our strengths and working together as a family. Our products can now be found at Bourbon & Boots, Country Outfitters and numerous other retailers. As a part of our family, we are delighted to pass this spirit on to you.

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Shop members

  • T. Aldridge - USA

    Owner, Shipper

    Responsible for packaging/shipping/logistics and seasonal recruitment, but wears multiple hats, probably what one would call a GM.

  • V. Thompson - USA | China (Hong Kong)

    Creator, Designer

    Product development, which includes graphics, sourcing, experimentation, equipment purchases, etc., also shop management. All of our products start with him. He's a self-taught graphic designer and he likes making stuff.

  • F. Jones - USA

    Customer Service

    Customer service extraordinaire, heads up Etsy convo and works crazy hours, shop management.

  • D. Thompson - USA

    Machine Operator

    Leads production, warehousing, and equipment maintenance, can operate all machinery including CO2 laser engraving machines, laser marking machines, and UV flatbed printer.

  • Vee. Thompson - USA

    Photographer, Machine Operator

    Production support including laser engraving, metal marking, and various light industrial tasks such as press cutting, operating heat transfer equipment, and so on. Also does graphics and photography.

  • C. Thompson - China (Hong Kong)

    Customer Service

    Customer service, helps with Esty convo

  • R. Hernandez - USA

    Designer, Machine Operator

    Production support including laser engraving, metal marking and various light industrial tasks such as press cutting, operating heat transfer equipment, and so on. Also does graphics.

  • J. Bennett - USA

    Machine Operator

    Production support including laser engraving, metal marking and various light industrial tasks such as press cutting, operating heat transfer equipment, and so on.

  • R. Hernandez - USA

    Machine Operator

    Production support including laser engraving, metal marking and various light industrial tasks such as press cutting, operating heat transfer equipment, and so on. Also does graphics.

  • D. Rizvie - USA

    Machine Operator

    Production support including laser engraving, metal marking and various light industrial tasks such as press cutting, operating heat transfer equipment, and so on.

  • S. Smith - China (Hong Kong)

    Machine Operator, Product Sourcing

    Mainly sourcing, but he also does some production.

  • Seasonal Helpers - USA

    Shipper, Machine Operator

    V. Thompson, A. Aldridge, D. Thompson, this team jumps in when we're super busy, think Valentines, Father's Day and of course Christmas.

  • Seasonal Helpers - USA

    Customer Service

    V. Thompson, S. Rizvie, R. Smith, T. Smith, this teams jumps in when we're super busy, think Valentines, Father's Day and of course Christmas.

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Leave details at checkout in notes to seller. If left blank, we will email to collect this information.

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale on bulk purchases, please contact us for pricing.

Your shop is in Houston, Texas. Why did my package arrive from The UK or Hong Kong (China)

We are a US business, based out of Houston, Texas, where the main shop is located. We have grown with Etsy and have expanded our business overseas to accommodated buyers and to be closer to suppliers. We design, develop, produce and ship all our orders. We do NOT use third-party fulfillment companies to handle any part of our business. Depending on stock availability, your order may ship from the 3 locations mentioned above. Manufacturing location does not affect processing times. Please contact us before purchase if you have any questions regarding this matter.