We Are GR8 Call

Premium Products. Fair Prices.

At GR8 Call, our goal is to redefine the standards of excellence in sports officiating. We are committed to delivering high-quality products that embody integrity and fairness. With careful craftsmanship, innovative textiles, and attention to detail, we strive to provide officiating professionals with exceptional merchandise that boosts their performance and confidence on the field.

We believe in offering these superior products at fair prices, without compromising on quality. Through our relentless pursuit of excellence and scientifically-engineered products, we aim to inspire and empower officials, ensuring their satisfaction and success with every call.

How It Started

During a thought-provoking conversation about football and the business landscape, two old friends discovered something remarkable. Between them, they had an impressive 40 years of officiating experience. Gene Bouwman brought his expertise on the field and previously as the President of Honig's Whistle Stop, while Hank Wang had 35 years of valuable knowledge in textiles and manufacturing in the sporting goods vertical.

Recognizing the combined wealth of experience they possessed in manufacturing and entrepreneurship, they made a determined choice. They decided to establish GR8 Call, with the purpose of manufacturing and selling top-notch officiating products tailored to the needs of major sports officials.

GR8 Call is founded on an unwavering dedication to superior quality. Our main priority is to ensure your satisfaction as we cater to the officiating community. Come and join us as we redefine standards and excel in the world of sports officiating.

Our Founders

Gene Bouwman

A seasoned professional with an impressive 40-year background in football officiating. Notably, he has served as the former RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) football officials director, contributing to the improvement of officiating standards within the league. Additionally, Gene has held the position of President at Honig's Whistle Stop.

Hank Wang

With a rich background in integrated manufacturing spanning over three decades, Hank Wang is deeply committed to delivering top-quality, innovative, and technologically advanced performance products. His expertise lies in engineering products that excel at the highest level. Over the course of his career, he has specialized in crafting apparel and equipment for well-known sports and officiating brand names, particularly in hockey, football, and baseball.