The History of Huntzman Enterprises

The official start of Huntzman Enterprises was in 2002, but it's roots in insignia design began a decade earlier. In 1992, a member of the newly re-started NYPD Marching Band requested Andrew Nelson, at that time a detective in the NYPD, design an embroidered patch to be worn on their uniform sleeves.  In the following years additional designs would follow.

Then, in 2002, Huntzman Enterprises was official created by Nancy Nelson, as a full-service insignia design & production company. Since then, she has guided the company, as it has created hundreds of items, including patches, pins, challenge coins and embroidered apparel for police, fire and military agencies around the globe.

After twenty-five years, Huntzman Enterprises has become a name that is synonymous with quality. 

The History of the Name

What's in a name ? - Over the years, many people have asked about the origins of the name: Huntzman. Back in the mid 90's, when the Internet was still in it's infancy, one of the co-founders, Andrew Nelson, was a detective assigned to the NYPD's elite Intelligence Division. As part of his protection assignment, he was often tasked with flying aerial surveillance of digntary motorcades with the Department's Aviation Unit. During these assignments the radio call-sign was: HUNTSMAN. When he went to select an email named, he decided to use this unique name, but it was already taken. Not wanting to select something less meaningful, he opted to switch the letter S for a Z, and Huntzman was created. When it came time to name the company, it seemed a natural fit.

 1st Issue NYPD Marching Band (1992)

1st Issue NYPD Marching Band (1992)