Our History

IMS Branded Solutions was founded in 1996 by Chris and Lisa Abraham, IMS is a 24+ year member of the Promotional Products Association International, Advertising Specialty Institute, Sage and AIM. We began providing logo design and direct mail / print marketing, adding Screen Printing, Custom Embroidery and Promotional Products in 1998. IMS changed their name to IMS Branded Solutions to encompass all of the branding capabilities we offer. We moved to a new location in Cedar Rapids, IA to expand their screen printing and embroidery capabilities.

Why IMS?

We support companies in establishing and reinforcing their corporate brand. Whether you need custom products, rush services, eco-friendly products or the best t-shirt design ever, IMS Branded Solutions has the expertise to deliver exactly what you need for your marketing program. With in house embroidery, screen printing and graphic design, it's our educated staff members that can provide the tools to help your project gain the attention it deserves. At IMS, we bring a real return on investment when it comes to your marketing budget.


Here at IMS Branded Solutions, it’s the combination of our team members and their vast experience with promotional materials that make us your best choice for helping you select and produce your custom logo gear.


Chris Abraham


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Chris graduated with a degree in Marketing from Mt. Mercy College. Chris and his wife started IMS in 1996. Chris oversees the operations and sales at IMS a full-service, one-stop shop for branded apparel and promotional products. Chris takes an on hands approach and makes sure IMS is positioned to stay in front of the industry while providing the very best products and services available. We're not just another vendor we want to partner with your organization so that we can be more valuable in your marketing efforts.


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F: 319.365.8099

Marketing & New Business Developmentt

Lisa Abraham

Lisa graduated with a degree in Commercial Art from Hawkeye Institute of Technology. She and her husband Chris started IMS in 1996. She takes pride in matching up the right products to fit our customers’ needs and always delivering our services on time. Lisa’s philosophy is providing creative and cohesive marketing and branding efforts to ensure the success of the organizations we work with and keep their brand intact. Learning the goals of each of our customers, so that we can be a valuable partner with them for the entire existence of their business. Our goal has been and always will be to make sure your marketing efforts look great and provide the solutions to take you to the next level and beyond.

Senior Brand Marketing Specialist

Pete Looney


O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1005

F: 319.365.8099

Pete brings valuable experience in both the printing aspect and the promotional and apparel side of our industry most recently managing the promotional department at J&A Printing. Pete joined the IMS team in 2018 and takes great care in making sure his clients are satisfied and happy with the solutions and services we offer. His attention to detail and his constant focus on the customer are what set him apart in this business. Giving each customer prompt, courteous, personal attention is the reason why virtually 100% of Pete’s first-time customers become long-term clients—and friends. He will push the envelope, working to not just provide promotional products to our clients but truly add value to their organization through strategic, purposeful marketing products.  Researching, asking for feedback, and constantly learning.  He will brainstorm ideas, recommend products, and make sure you have the most innovative solutions to reach your marketing objectives.


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F: 319.365.8099

Brand Marketing Specialist

Matt Kopp

Matt recently graduated from Coe College, where he studied Communications and Marketing. He is originally from Belvidere, IL and played tight end on Coe's football team. Matt is a great asset to the IMS Branded Solutions team. His creativity, strong core values and a desire for positive results will help him stand out in the branding industry. Matt aspires to understand his client’s individual needs 

Senior Brand Marketing Specialist

Lila Hoover


O: 319.365.7159 | Ext: 1004

F: 319.365.8099

Lila has been in the apparel and promotional business for over 19 years specializing in providing creative, cost effective, and innovative business solutions to a wide variety of customer challenges. She enjoys working with her client’s on projects that solve their marketing objectives and build brand awareness. Lila previously owned Next Level Promotions and joined the IMS team in 2013.


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Finance & Online Store Project Manager

Taylor Abraham

Taylor received her Bachelors in Business Administration and Public Accounting at Coe College. She is currently in the process of receiving her Master of Accountancy at the University of Iowa. She works part-time in IMS' accounting & billing department and coordinates online programs. 

Brand Marketing Specialist

Maci Oostendorp


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F: 319.365.8099

Maci is a Senior at Coe College, where she studies business. She is on Coe's track and field team and is also a part of the Tri Delta Sorority. She attended high school at Kennedy in Cedar Rapids where she was on the track team. She plans to graduate in May 2021. Maci works in our marketing and sales departments in new business development.


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F: 319.365.8099

Jonah Alfaro

Production Manager &
Brand Marketing Specialist

Jonah is managing the receiving and production departments for IMS in a Sales and Production role. Jonah recently graduated from Coe College where he studied History and played inside receiver on the Kohawks football team. He is originally from Long Beach, CA.


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F: 319.365.8099

Brand Marketing Specialist

Sydney Kinney

Sydney is a Senior at Coe College, where she studies business. She attended attended Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids where she played on the softball team. She plans to graduate in May 2021. Sydney works in our marketing and sales departments in new business development.

Office Manager

Pat Sweeney


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Pat brings her expertise to our office management team. With experience in scheduling and purchasing to keep things running smoothly. Pat brings another level of reliability that our customers can count on.  Understanding each project’s needs and delivering results on time, every time. Pat is usually the first voice you'll hear when you call our office.

Holly Allen

Embroidery & Art


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Holly is at the heart and center of IMS' Custom Embroidery Department. For over 15 years Holly has been serving up her special brand of creativity in both graphic design for our screen printing and managing the production of our custom embroidered apparel as well as checking finished product to assure it meets IMS' quality standards.

Embroidery & Art

Lexie Bartling


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Lexie works in the IMS embroidery department and helps to create listings and maintain our online company and school stores. She is versed in Graphic design and works on several projects throughout the week.

Our Screen Printing Team

Our in house screen printing department allows us to have faster turnaround and more involvement in the process to make sure our items come out to meet our customers expectations. Between the three of them, they bring years of expeience and knowledge.