Jeff and I started Groomsshop in our family garage back in 1992. With 16 gifts, lots of hope and a bit of disillusionment:)
Our Father, Roger, worked for a local tux business, Knight's Formal Wear and it was his idea to sell groomsmen gifts to his grooms. I had just graduated from college with a marketing degree and decided it would be fun to write a "Groomsmen Gifts" business plan. I presented the idea to my Dad, and he liked it. We borrowed some money and incorporated in October of 1992.
Knight's Formal Wear became our first customer! Over the next few years, we built the business selling gifts to bridal stores and men's formal wear stores across the country. We discovered the internet and e-commerce during the late 1990s (AOL) and then turned our attention to working with eCommerce retailers. Groomsshop.com launched in May of 2003.
This past October, we celebrated our 26th anniversary! We are so grateful to the thousands of Grooms who have trusted us with their groomsmen gift purchases. We love helping you celebrate and recognize your friendships and are honored to share a small role in the celebration.
We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing high-quality groomsmen gifts along with fast shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Thank you very much for your business and for allowing us to be part of your day.
Steve and Jeff Deters