Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Welcomes New Franchise Owners, the Son/Mother Team of Otis Horne and Jeri Horne
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Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Welcomes New Franchise Owners, the Son/Mother Team of Otis Horne and Jeri Horne

Otis, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and his mother have been awarded Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Wesley Chapel, Florida, an independently owned and operated custom t-shirt and decorated apparel franchise business.

December 13, 2023 // // WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is excited to announce the newest additions to our franchise family, the son/mother team of Otis Horne and Jeri Horne, who are taking the reins at the Wesley Chapel, Fla. location.

Otis Horne, a seasoned leader with a rich background, is the public persona of the business. Hailing from Odessa, Fla., he began his journey as the drum major for the Steinbrenner High School marching band. Transitioning to the United States Air Force, he proudly served as dorm chief during basic training, guiding 49 individuals on their path to becoming American Airmen. As an airborne operations analyst in Warner Robins, Ga., Otis garnered accolades such as the Air Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, and AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, showcasing his dedication to service. Following his military career, Otis excelled as a regional manager for vape shops, showcasing his leadership and management skills beyond the military sphere.

Jeri Horne, a Tallassee, Ala. native, has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Prior to investing in the Big Frog franchise business, she had on a successful career in family services, and even created a NATO-benchmarked Family Readiness Handbook during her time in Germany. Next, she held a decade-long role as the program manager for drug testing/education at MacDill Air Force Base, managing its operation for thousands of military and civilian personnel. She retired in December 2020, and now enjoys travel, involvement in her sorority, and quality time with her grand fur-baby Duke.

"We are thrilled to welcome Otis and Jeri Horne to the Big Frog family as the proud owners of Big Frog of Wesley Chapel. Their diverse backgrounds and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our brand values, and we are confident they will bring a fresh perspective and vibrant energy to our community," said Co-Founder, President & CEO Tina Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D., at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More.

Otis and Jeri look forward to serving the Wesley Chapel community and continuing the Big Frog tradition of providing personalized, high-quality apparel to individuals and businesses alike.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter of my life, in business for myself. The Big Frog headquarters team has provided outstanding training and support, addressing all areas of the business, from operations and sales, to merchandising and marketing,” said Otis Horne.

Big Frog of Wesley Chapel is located at 24830 State Road 54, Lutz, FL 33559. They specialize in direct-to-garment printing (DTG), vinyl, embroidery, and more. Their talented design team provides high-quality, custom t-shirts, embroidered apparel and branded merchandise to schools and universities, clubs and associations, businesses and non-profits, and individuals throughout Wesley Chapel.

Horne said he looks forward to meeting the custom apparel needs of Wesley Chapel’s residents and businesses, alike, and to being an active contributor to its community. For more information, visit

About Big Frog Franchise Group

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Dunedin, Florida, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, Inc. is an international franchise system with over 75 independently owned and operated stores across North America. They specialize in Direct-to-Garment (DTG) and Direct-to-Film (DTF) printing and offer a wide range of other custom apparel decorating services. They offer free design help, no minimums, no art/setup fees, and fast turnaround. Find a store at BIGFROG.COM, U.S. franchise opportunities at BIGFROGFRANCHISE.COM, Canadian franchise opportunities at BIGFROG.CA, and Big Frog on YouTube.

SOURCE Big Frog Franchise Group



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