Limelite Graphics is a small family owned business in Carlock, Illinois that started in 2014. From the beginning, school sports and activities that the owner’s kids were involved in was the main drive behind starting the business. The owner, Jason Hospelhorn, was also the owner of a body shop spending thousands of dollars on apparel for the shop. Eventually, Jason along with his son Dakota, decided to purchase the first screen printing press and equipment.
Business slowly started growing as more coaches, teachers, and parents began bringing their orders to us. We were excited to help support our local school and spreading school spirit with apparel, banners, posters, and yard signs. Those small orders for one school have now turned into orders for many schools, businesses, and individuals. We are now a growing company with five full time employees, two screen printing presses, and a direct to garment machine.
We are thrilled to be sponsors of Fight For Life, Eureka JFL, CEGCYRA, and Carlock Softball and have donated back thousands of dollars to these programs. No matter how big or small your order is, you and your project are very important to us. We love to see the students, teachers, coaches, and business owners smile when they see their vision become a reality.
Limelite Graphics...Creating Smiles!!
MEET THE TEAM
Jason & Karie Hospelhorn
Jason and Karie Hospelhorn, owners of Limelite Graphics, were married in 2017. Together, they have five grown children. When they are not working at the shop 24/7, they enjoy spending time with their families, being involved with the Eureka Hornet Athletic Booster Club and attending many school events at local school districts. They also enjoy traveling. Their love for the business finds them always working no matter where they are at as they are always looking for new ideas and techniques to bring better products to our customers.
Dakota Hospelhorn is the shop manager at Limelite Graphics. He is a graduate of Illinois College with a Business Administration degree. He is also a reserve in the United States Marine Corp. Dakota and his wife Hannah enjoy spending time with their families and spoiling their dog, Dallas. He also enjoys working around his house.
Kalli McDonald has worked for Limelite Graphics since December of 2015. She initially started as a freelance designer creating gear for her children's various sports teams. Kalli brought her photography and Photoshop talent to Limelite with her as well as being our main screen printer. When she's not at Limelite she can usually be found on the sidelines photographing Hornet athletes at various sporting events. Some of her other favorite things to do are reading, cheering on her 3 children (Conner, Holly, and John) at football, volleyball, wrestling, and basketball games, spending time with friends and family, boating with her kids and husband Chris (aka "Captain Mac" for his tube-pulling skills), and watching the spectacular crashes that should be recorded for entry into America's Funniest Home Videos.
Bailey Bauer is the graphic designer at Limelite Graphics. She grew up in rural Stanford, IL. From a young age Bailey has always been passionate about the visual arts and continues to make it a part of her everyday life. From designing a team t-shirt to creating an eye-catching vehicle wrap, she always welcomes a challenge. Bailey has been creating graphic design work since 2012. Her designs for t-shirts, pins, photography and promotional bulletin boards have won state competitions and placed nationally in SkillsUSA. When she is not at work, Bailey enjoys restoring furniture and creating wall decor. She also loves to spend time outdoors with her fiancé Luke and their Labrador Lilly.
Zoe was adopted by Jason and Karie in December 2017. She is a pitbull/boxer mix that loves going to work every day. She enjoys greeting the customers and getting treats from them. She also finds herself being a model for some of our Facebook posts.