Business Spotlight: Paradise Sports & Uniforms

Highlighting new Marco businesses, as well as acquisitions and expansions

Adam Koszo and Holly Noel own Paradise Sports, which offers a wide selection of team and work uniforms, screen printing and school shirts. Sports equipment is also available. The company, situated on San Marco Road opposite Sunshine Ace Hardware, plans a full retail section in the near future.

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Adam Koszo and Holly Noel own Paradise Sports, which offers a wide selection of team and work uniforms, screen printing and school shirts. Sports equipment is also available. The company, situated on San Marco Road opposite Sunshine Ace Hardware, plans a full retail section in the near future.

Owners: Adam Koszo and Holly Noel

Company Location: 1721 San Marco Rd., Units A and B, opposite Sunshine Ace Hardware

Number of employees: Two, Koszo and Noel

Contact information: 298-2407 or info@marcoteamsports.com

Years in business: New business

Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Products and services: Sports uniforms for all types of sports, including baseball, football, track and field, basketball and soccer, for example. The company can provide full outfits, all the way down to shoes. Items not in stock can be acquired in about 24 hours. The company also provides screen print, heat press and embroidered logos for teams, as well as for work and social organization uniforms. School solid color shirts are sold at the store as well. New in the inventory are Seersucker shirts, consisting of 70 percent bamboo fiber and 30 percent organic cotton. The shirts are almost indistinguishable from regular cotton shirts, but have the advantage of being eco-friendly through being recyclable. The also “wick” away sweat. Other brand names include Champion, Mizuno, Saucony. Under Armour and Nike are being negotiated. Plenty of sports bra designs for women are available, and major baseball league caps are available for just $12.

Company goals: The company plans to expand its retail section to include assorted all types of sporting equipment, and will accept used equipment in good condition on a consignment basis. In addition, items such as used cleats for each new football season can be swapped out free for bigger sizes if available.

Comments: “The main reason we put this business together is to cater for growing kids’ sports on the island. But, we wanted to provide cheaper prices for local clubs and organizations and businesses, for example. We will beat any other prices, including Naples. We also sponsor teams to support the community. ” — Adam Koszo and Holly Noel

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