Our business, BillyGoat
Sports and Crafts began about 30 years ago when Buddy was teaching
Industrial Arts at Madison County High School. He was teaching
screen printing and began to do projects for ball teams in our local
area. As people in the community learned that he could screen
print shirts and caps, the business grew.
The name "BillyGoat"
came about quiet by accident. It was the late 70's and everyone
used CB radios for communicating quiet like we use cell phones
today. We each had CB radios and would call each other as we were
coming in from work each day. One of our good friends, David
Whitehead, who taught Agriculture classes with Buddy at Madison County
High School, passed by our house one day and saw the neighbors goats in
our front pasture. He started calling Buddy "BillyGoat" and that
became his CB handle. He became known on the CB as "BillyGoat" and
it became a "catchy" name.
Shortly thereafter, we
were filling out our papers to apply for a business license and had to
come up with a business name. We became BillyGoat Sports & Crafts.
Through the years, we have been able to do more than just screen
printing. After we retired from education, we added custom
embroidery, custom imprinting, and the candle products.
As educators, we were
both involved with technology. Marie has taught computers since
1981--everything from programming, all the Microsoft office suites, as
well as multimedia and web design. Buddy was Technology
Coordinator for the Oglethorpe County School System where he worked on
computers and networks. We have incorporated our technical
knowledge into our business. We use computers in all aspects of
our designs, so it is easy to customize designs for our customers.
You can see some of our work on the different pages of our website.