About Us

We put cool graphics on things

Our Story

Rob and Laurie Bunn started High Winds Graphix in 2014 as a passion project to fill a need for crew shirts in the local sailing community. The initial goal was to earn extra income to support their sailboat racing passion while allowing Laurie to stay home with our young kids. The company name has “High Winds” in it to resonate with sailors who love sailing with optimal wind. The business started with two core services. Using dye sublimation and heat transfer vinyl to create performance tees. Graphic design, creation, and installation of vinyl for boats and trucks.
The company rapidly expanded to other areas in our personal network including public schools, multi-million-dollar businesses, sports teams, and regattas. Within the first five years of business, we started utilizing screen print transfers, embroidery, and other decoration capabilities to fill our client’s needs for a single source for all things branded. With the addition of these different printing processes we were able to launch our first web store in 2015 for our kids’ elementary school. We now have over 20 web stores!
We are a women-owned business operating in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. In 2019 we completed the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program which profoundly helped us grow.
Our customers appreciate our genuine enthusiasm for what we do and who we work with; our constant motivation to achieve perfection; and our ability to embrace change and improve in a changing industry.
We Love Our Customers

Our success relies on satisfied customer referrals. We aim to exceed expectations in every interaction and ensure an enjoyable experience from start to finish. Our commitment to excellence and their trust have turned customers into lifelong friends and loyal patrons.  

Growth With a Little Help

With dedication and hard work, we have expanded our abilities and can now tackle projects of all sizes and complexities. We created strategic business alliances and long-lasting partnerships with the most reputable vendors in the market. By building and nurturing strong connections, we have not only elevated the quality of our services but also boosted our growth and the variety of products we offer.

Expanding and Advancing With New Equipment

Change is a catalyst for growth. We have grown our business every year by adding new and modern equipment. Most recently an Eco-solvent Vinyl printer, 2 additional industrial embroidery machines, and a laser engraving machine.

Details Matter

Pursuing and achieving perfection is at the core of our work. Graphics are intricate and detail-oriented, and we take full responsibility for our successes and shortcomings. At the end of the day, our main objective is to make sure that you, our customers, are fully satisfied with the work we deliver, and we’re dedicated to taking all necessary steps towards achieving this goal.

Your Dream. Our Mission.
what's next

We are excited to share our growth plan with you and are grateful for the amazing support and contributions from our valued clients. As part of our strategy, we are placing a strong emphasis on:

  • Building relationships with mid to large corporate clients, which will enable us to expand our reach and further solidify our position in the market.
  • We are looking to broaden our horizons by exploring new opportunities in the sailing industry and expanding our presence in different regions.
  • Leverage our unique position within the private club sector, which has been a key driver of our success.
  • We are committed to promoting and expanding our offerings in promotional products, which will provide added value to our existing clients and open up new avenues for growth.
  • Rebrand ourselves to appeal to less B2C small-volume projects. Our future will involve higher minimum orders targeted to larger groups.

The Faces Behind our Success

Laurie Bunn

Sales & Customer Relations

Rob Bunn

Production/Creative Director

Some Of Our Clients

Lara Schibner Miller@properties Christie's International Real Estate
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I get compliments all the time on my gear from High Winds Graphix! They are quick and the work is great quality! Highly recommend.
Rachel Mahrle
Rachel MahrleProfitNet™ LLC
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Laurie has been an absolute joy to work with, she is so passionate and creative and a great resource to any business professional looking to improve their brand and advertising efforts!
Charlie Trost
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They were able to give me a quick turn around year after year. I did not provide much information and they knew what I wanted. The team designed the image and sent me pictures of what the shirts would look. Sure enough the quality was perfect. I would highly recommend as I will be using them in the future.
Zachariah Bowdish
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Super friendly and detail-oriented. The team communicated clearly and exceeded our expectations for boat graphics. We’ll be back for crew gear for sure!
Ed KrieseOceanRacing.com
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High Wind Graphix does ALL of the hats & shirts for www.OceanRacing.com that we ship nationally. Great service & prices; we highly recommend them!
Andrew CasazzaHolcomb Devlopment
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I use High Wind Graphix for work and sailing apparel. They are quick, reliable and attentive to every detail. Great to work with!
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