I founded Hy-Graphics in 1992 to provide a local source for laser engraving in the Portland metro area working with both wholesale and retail customers. In 2001 I began engraving the Patterson mini lacrosse sticks which were made by Wes Patterson’s company Tuskewe Krafts and sold thru the lacrosse stores in the northeast United States. Unfortunately, Wes Patterson passed away in 2000, but the company continued making sticks until 2010 with Joe Solotes as primary stick maker.
In 2004, after having a local school not able to purchase 10 sticks of the same colors due to the late date of their order to the lax store, I made arrangements to be able to buy sticks directly from Tuskewe Krafts. In 2005 I began selling sticks within Oregon and in 2008 I shipped my first out of state order to Columbus Ohio. I now ship sticks nationwide and to Canada. After Tuskewe Krafts ceased stick making, stick maker Joe Solotes and his wife started their own company Wooden Lacrosse to continue providing the quality traditional handmade sticks which people want. In 2016, they acquired the rights to the “PATTERSON” brand and are returning the brand to production.