Joe Earnshaw and his wife Kathy started Summit Uniforms in 1971. At the time, Joe was an officer for the San Jose Police Department. Not long after joining the force he recognized the city of San Jose needed a top-quality uniform store.
With his degree in Business Administration, Joe and Kathy started their business in a modest 500 square foot store. Kathy managed the business during the days, while Joe worked on his three days off and in the late afternoons.
By 1977, it was evident that the 500 square foot space was no longer adequate. With an expanding customer base, Summit Uniforms moved to a 3000 square foot showroom where they remained for ten years.
As the business flourished to include Fire, Postal, Transit, Park Services, and EMS uniforms, they moved once again in 1987 to their current 8000 square foot location.
Patrons immediately feel at home in this friendly, family operated business. Both Joe and Kathy are still involved with the day to day operations of their company, along with their two children, Tricia and Patrick. Patrick has been the backbone of Summit since he began managing it, in 1992, striving for the ultimate in customer service.
Summit Uniforms employs seven full time sales clerks and four tailors. With years of experience, their tailors specialize in the customization of all uniforms. Whether it be uniforms, boots or accessories, you’ll always find what you’re looking for in their million dollar inventory.
Summit Uniforms appreciates your business and looks forward to serving you in the future.