“It was going to one of the military installations
overseas and we were instrumental in not only selling
it, but getting it installed, and all the wiring being
converted,” Faison says.
One such requisition request sent the company down
the path of the clothing business with ISL Custom, a private
e-commerce buying service that is a division of Incredible
Supply & Logistics. A customer reached out to ISL with a
requisition of $750,000 worth of uniforms—everything
from tactical pants to winter jackets to chef coats.
“It’s a huge undertaking and our customer had had
problems with it in the past, so we decided to take on
the challenge and it was executed flawlessly,” Faison says.
“It’s been a huge win-win.”
Moving on Up
Through a partnership with Under Armour and
Dickies, ISL Custom can provide specialty embroidery and
on high performance
workwear, apparel, gear,
and equipment. ISL Custom
serves the unique needs of
the U.S. Federal, Defense,
Homeland Security, state,
and local government,
and defense contractor
ISL is growing at a steady
pace and doesn’t show any indication of slowing down. In
fact, the day of our interview, Chris Faison had just signed
a lease for a new 18,000-square-foot facility in Virginia
Beach. That’s quite a step up from ISL’s current combined
10,000-square-foot headquarters and warehouse space.
Faison says the move will be a huge undertaking, but
his team is ready.
“In January we’re moving to a brand new building,
we’re doubling in size,” Faison admits. “We’re all super
excited about it.”
In addition to more space, the new facility will also
house an onsite gym for workers to utilize.
“Our team likes to take good care of themselves and this
will be a huge benefit for folks to stay healthy,” Faison says.
Not only has ISL been growing steadily in terms of
products sold and space needed, the company has also
been bringing in talented workers increasing from just 12
earlier this year to 20.
Jeff Moody VP of Sales
was founded: 2010
Currently a 4,000 square foot
Corporate Office and 6,000
square feet of additional
warehouse space and moving
into a 18,000 square foot
building in January 2019
Key product markets: Federal Government and Defense
Total SKU count (all
We only stock items that
support our contracts so we
have a minimal amount of
inventory and the of sku’s
grows every single day
Headquarters: 2204 Poplar Point Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454
“…that’s why we are
successful. It’s our
uncanny ability to source
a wide variety of items
more quickly and