About Rutledge Advertising
We are a full-service promotional products distributor, headquartered in McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee. We represent over 5,000 suppliers and 800,000 individual advertising products.
Mike and Lorrie Brown purchased the company on Jan 1, 2012 from the founder, Bob Rutledge. Mike will manage the daily operations. He has 26 years experience in the accounting profession and understands the need for advertising while maintaining a positive cash flow and profit. Lorrie teaches first grade at McKenzie Elementary School and will continue to do so while helping to manage the company. Mike and Lorrie have three grown sons, Chad, Beau and Drew. Chad and Beau may eventually join the business.
Our founder, Bob Rutledge, holds the MAS certification by the Promotional Products Association International. The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) designation is held by less than 3% of all promotional consultants, and signifies completion of an extensive education curriculum, 26 years of experience and knowledge of trends and products throughout the promotional products industry. Bob will continue with the company through 2012 to train and guide Mike and Lorrie through the first year. He will remain as an independent salesperson in the future.
Deborah Sullivan, office manager, will remain with the company. She has over 20 years experience in promotional products and is an integral part of the daily operations.
Our company was founded in 1985 and has grown steadily to include the utilization of promotional products in a variety of business and professional settings for clients across the United States.
From the local hardware store to corporate clients, such as Toshiba and Procter & Gamble, our work is unsurpassed for creativity, quality and customer service. Innovative safety awards and recognition gifts for corporate accounts are a major part of our business.
Call us and you will experience the rapid response and friendly service, which our customers have come to know and appreciate.
Please check out our SPECIALS page for current suppliers' special offers and our LINKS page for some of our best suppliers' full-line catalogs and information.
We look forward to working with you!