As a former college football player and high school coach, Steve Dean saw a problem, one that needed an immediate and long-term solution. As his players huddled up in practices and games over the years, he noticed each grass, dirt and blood stain on every uniform and began to formulate his own game plan of how to tackle this issue.
In May of 2008, we formed Environmental Sports Products, LLC to manufacture and distribute ESPRO SPORTS CLEANER and to develop other related products for the sports industry that would effectively address the real problem in getting out the difficult stains associated with rugged outdoor competition.
Equipment managers and sports moms all agreed that getting out tough stains like grass, red clay, dirt, blood, field paint, sweat stains, and numerous others was almost an impossible task. Thus, we challenged our chemists to develop a pre-spot stain remover that was people & pet friendly, safe to use on all fabrics and, most importantly, was environmentally friendly.
In response, ESPRO SPORTS CLEANER Stain Remover with Odor-Guard was born, making a huge difference in the laundry rooms of homes and athletic facilities all over America. Our customers constantly thank us for providing a product that really works, one that cuts their laundry time in half and prolongs the life of their child or player’s uniform.
ESPRO SPORTS CLEANER not only is ideal to use on athletic uniforms and sports gear but it is truly a great multi-purpose stain remover. Our customers have discovered it is the only stain remover they need around the house, and they use ESPRO for food stains, pet stains, carpet stains, furniture, car upholstery, hunting stains, blood, even tile floors. We are proud to claim that over 100 college and pro equipment managers, including several MLB teams, now consider ESPRO their primary pre-spot stain remover, and both major and independent sporting goods stores and big-box retailers have stocked ESPRO.
Environmental Sports Products, LLC’s corporate offices and warehouse facilities are found in Birmingham, Alabama.. Our main manufacturing facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia houses over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to accommodate any and all customer needs. Our management team is a very diverse group of experienced business people and former athletes and coaches who have a shared vision to make ESPRO the leader in providing world-class cleaners and sports hygiene products for athletes at all stages of competition. We always want to be brainstorming and innovating, so keep an eye out as ESPRO rolls out great new products in the months ahead that will continue to help you “clean up your game!”
In 2019 Jelmar saw the value of ESPRO and purchased it to become a part of the family of CLR Brands. If you would like to know more about Jelmar and our products please visit us and see the other great products that we offer.