Over three decades ago, Tim and Mabel “Peg” Liebert established their vision that continuously evolved into what Kansas Sampler and Rally House are today. In the summer of 1989, Peg began planning “Mabel’s Kitchen” while Tim worked as an engineer. At the time, many considered Peg’s concept to be nothing more than wishful thinking on behalf of an ambitious woman seeking to compete with major stores in the local area. “Mabel’s Kitchen” originally began as a catalog featuring apparel, gifts and other merchandise related to the state of Kansas and its surrounding metropolitan community. With the help of her husband and three children, Peg took her idea and turned it into a legitimate business. Thus, “Kansas Sampler” was born and would quickly take the form of five stores selling Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals gear.
JOURNEY FROM KANSAS SAMPLER TO RALLY HOUSE
After Peg’s dream became a reality, the Liebert family opened their five Kansas Sampler stores in the Kansas City metro area. As the company became more and more successful, the desire and demand for sales of licensed sports apparel for teams like KU, K-State, Mizzou, the Chiefs and the Royals increased significantly. In the late 2000s, Tim and Peg appointed a company CEO: their son, Aaron Liebert. After the highs and lows that the year 2008 presented for the Kansas Sampler brand, the Lieberts made the decision to expand to other markets. What is known today as “Rally House” was finally born.
Rally House has now grown to 14 states – Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, and Oklahoma – and is constantly seeking opportunities for additional expansion. Rally House stays true to its roots by providing an impeccable selection of local and team-related apparel and gifts, including exclusive designs available only at Rally House.
RALLY HOUSE COMPANY OVERVIEW
Rally House is a specialty sports store that prides itself in its ability to offer an expansive selection of apparel, gifts, home decor and other types of merchandise while representing local NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams. We at Rally House also carry local novelties and regional-inspired items such as apparel, accessories, gifts, food and so much more. With locations spread throughout the Midwest, South and Northeast, we enjoy bringing stylish sports apparel and unique gifts to cities and states where fans reside, work and root for their favorite teams.
Our motto is “To Delight Our Customers,” and that begins with providing a pleasurable customer service experience. We strive to share the same passion for sports as our patrons, which is why we seek out and train associates with a similar mindset. We encourage our associates to be welcoming and show their team spirit. You’re our guests – feel free to strike up a conversation with us about your favorite team or the latest game!
One of our main goals at Rally House is to be more than just another sports store and that isn’t possible without great help from our wonderful employees and customers. Our stores offer a friendly environment and a comfortable shopping experience. When you’re at Rally House, we want it to feel like being at your house. Our people – both behind the counter and out on the floor – are a major reason why we stand out from our competitors. Rally House is committed to establishing a genuine connection with patrons.
Much like each person, no two Rally House stores are identical. They each carry merchandise customized and tailored to the specific collegiate and professional teams in that area. In additional to team apparel, Rally House offers a wide selection of local styles. This includes our very own exclusive line of RALLY Brand™ merchandise. The same items we have in our stores can also be found online at any time. We want to make things as easy and seamless as possible for fans who want to show their unique team spirit, regardless of wherever they live or shop.
In addition to selling merchandise relating to local sports teams, Rally House also works in connection with local sports stars and celebrities. These partnerships manifest themselves in the form of autograph sessions, ticket giveaways, radio remote contests and meet-and-greet opportunities.
Our mission at Rally House is to provide customers with the best local shopping experience possible while maintaining exceptional service from the moment you step into our stores.
After more than 30 years of continued and loyal support, Rally House has reciprocated that and given back to local charities. From Folds of Honor to Harvesters Food Network, we have created exclusive collaborations within our exclusive RALLY Brand™ collection to raise money for these terrific programs. Because of our strong desire to assist the communities that helped us grow, Rally House has been able to sustain these partnerships. Our customers’ support has played an unbelievably large role in these developments. Thank you!
THE RALLY CRY
Much like our motto, we take great pride in our Rally Cry. "Show Your Colors" is something we hope our customers do after visiting one of our stores or shopping online. In showing your colors, you’re representing your favorite players and teams in the manner Tim and Peg envisioned when their wonderful journey started!