New company offers custom shirts, embroidery

October 28—Bear Creek Supply opened just in time to offer personalized holiday gifts.

Partner Lisa Stevens said the business at 2052 Dellwood Road in Waynesville offers custom printed or embroidered apparel and gifts.

“We’re also a small gift shop, but that’s not our goal,” she said. “We are currently serving first responders in our area with personalized t-shirts and other merchandise for their organizations to wear or use for fundraisers.”

One example, she says, is to research the autism and breast cancer awareness badges worn by Waynesville Fire Department personnel and other organizations.

After working with organizations across the county, Stevens said she and husband Tim decided to open a walk-in store in early October.

Tim Stevens is a retired firefighter and Air Force veteran who currently works as a 911 dispatcher for the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office. Lisa Stevens has 35 years of retail and management experience.

“Together, we have a heart for our first responders and local small businesses and strive to provide them with fair prices on the goods they need,” she said.

Bear Creek Supply offers t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, license plates, as well as gift items such as photo ornaments and boxes to memories. The store also has “a few fun gifts like bagged coffee, sodas, snacks, children’s books, stuffed animals, soaps and lotions and more,” she added.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Learn more on the store’s website.