About Us



N.D.P.T. is the fourth screen printing company organized by management. The first was Autumn Graphics of Guam, began in 1976. It was sold to an investor in September of 1978. In 1979, management then purchased the assets of Shirt Tales Silk Screening located in San Diego, California. The name was changed to Autumn Graphics, and garments were produced for the surfing and tourist industry under the name of Wave Technology.

After an estimated five million garments had been printed, the printing facilities were then sold to the executive vice-president in 1986. Management then moved operations to Chula Vista and began working out of their home. In 1991, a Business Plan was developed based on next day service for custom shirts. Investors were approached and all shares were sold in an initial stock offering. Next Day Printed Tees opened for business in April 1991. 

In July 1994, they moved into a 2400 square foot facility in industrial park in Chula Vista, California. In May of 1996, they expanded into the adjoining space, doubling their size.  In 2000, they moved the entire company down the street into a 6,000 square foot facility.  In May of 2003, Next Day Printed Tees opened embroidery facility called Southern California Embroidery Works.  Occupying over 10,000 square feet of production and sales offices. 

In April 2011, Next Day Printed Tees moved into their own modern facility located in the Chula Vista Commerce Center, on Main Street in Chula Vista, California.   This built from scratch production facility is capable of producing 4,000 shirts, 2,000 towels and 200 Embroidered items daily.  The current footprint is 10,000 square feet of total space, including 1,000 square feet of showroom space.  Currently we run 3 automatic printing machines.  Including a 6 color Javalin, 10 color M&R and a 6 color oversize TAS towel printer.  Along with 3 manual presses with 2.75" , 4" , 6", 8" 10" and 12" one and two color numbering capabilities.  Our embroidery dept runs 1, 6 head and 1, 1 head machine for samples.


In December of 2014, Chris and his wife Annette, bought the outstanding shares not owned by family members.  In January of 2015, Tim and Jane took a back seat in the day-to-day management of the company and turned it over to Chris.  


They are proud of their progress over the past 25 years and hope that the next 25 years will be full of rewarding challenges and continued healthy growth.






 
Tim Lewis, Founder

Timothy B. Lewis, Founder—was born in April 1948. He grew up in Indiana and graduated from the University of Evansville in Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Upon graduation, he entered the Naval Service and completed pilot training in 1971. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of flying in 1991.  He has been a board member of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Board of Directors of the University of Evansville Alumni Association with over 28,000 members.

Tim’s job includes setting long term goals and insuring the company runs efficiently and within the Corporate Philosophies.  Tim is certainly involved in the company, but as he approaches retirement, he has transferred the day to day management functions to his son, Chris. 

 


 
Chris Lewis, President

Christopher B. Lewis, President—, joined NDPT in 2001.  He grew up in Chula Vista, CA and attended South Lake Tahoe Community College and Grossmont College in San Diego,.  He went to work for the Chula Vista White Water Canyon and Soak City Water Park as a lifeguard trainer and Operations Supervisor for over 250 personnel.  During that time graduating Southwestern College's EMT program.  He then worked for Dudek Corp in waste water management.   He came to NDPT in 2001, and has worked in all facets of the company.  He was promoted to Vice President in May of 2009, and elected President and part owner in December of 2014.  He is responsible for all aspects of sales, production, and personnel management.   chris@ndpt.com

 


 
Perla Beaven, Accounting/Office Manager

Perla, joined NDPT October 2011.  She grew up in San Diego and was selected for accelerated education during high school.  She started Southwestern College during her sophomore year in high school and has been on a fast track ever since. She has worked for State Farm Insurance, and prior to joining NDPT, she was a Human Resources Assistant at Soak City Water Park.    She began as the NDPT receptionist and was quickly appointed to our accounting clerk.  She quickly learned accounting procedures and within six months,  was advising on accounts payables, receivables and employee time tracking.  Perla’s primary job involves all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, invoicing and shipping. She was promoted to Office Manager in June of 2014, and is now a valuable member of our corporate planning staff advising management in all aspects of NDPT's growth.     perla@ndpt.com

 


 
Angel Pena, Art Department Head
Angel is a Southern California native.  Growing up in San Diego, he graduated from Point Loma High School in 2001. He then attended Cuyamaca College, working towards his degree in Graphic Design.  He has worked extensively in the graphic design field.  He has hundreds of designs and logos to his credit.  They are proudly displayed in and round by many of the outstanding businesses in San Diego.
Angel is now learning the art of digitizing graphic designs for our embroidery division.  He is a proud member of our "creative team" and we are pleased to have him be a part of NDPT.

 
Pepe Mejia, Production Manager
Pepe Mejia is the key to our smooth running production department.  He first came to NDPT in November of 1996.  He began working at the bottom in the screen cleaning room.  He them worked his way through all facets of the production floor:   ink room, exposure area, manual printing, automatic printing, and then into production scheduling.    Pepe also has worked on and fixed every machine we have in the company.  A great worker and manager, he now controls every part of the production area and has become a true family member of NDPT.

 
Casey (left) and Cecy (right), Sales
Our sales force is comprise of Casey and Cecy.

Casey is a proud graduate of HiTech High School in Point Loma (San Diego).  Graduating in 2008, she then attended Cal State Los Angeles, concentrating on business administration.  While working on her degree, she worked at "Forever 21" in Santa Monica, acquiring a great background into how a large retail company works  in a highly competitive market. Casey came back to San Diego to assist in her family's accounting business.  She is an avid "Cross Fit" enthusiast, and keeps us motivated to keep in shape.  She joined NDPT in July 2014, and it is a pleasure to have in our company.   casey@ndpt.com

Cecy graduated from Bonita Vista High School (Chula Vista) in May of 2011.  She worked at Soak City Water Park in the merchandising area for two summers.  She then worked for a local candy company at the Plaza Bonita Mall.  She came to NDPT in March of 2014, and quickly grasped all aspects of screen printing and customer service.  Cecy is our in house "movie-critic" enjoying all types of motion pictures and possess a encyclopedic memory of Hollywood trivia. She is a valuable member of our team and we look forward to many more years of having Cecy take care of NDPT customers.      cecy@ndpt.com