Our Story

Mike started RAYGUN in college when his last hope of having a respectable life was extinguished. After selling t-shirts on the street, the store opened in downtown Des Moines in 2005 to moderate fanfare. RAYGUN Iowa city opened in 2010. In 2014 we added a store in Kansas City, and in 2016 we expanded to Cedar Rapids. We're now all filthy rich but show up for work anyway.

The company's goals remain unchanged: create stuff that makes people laugh, save America from 10,000 years of darkness, and find a way to get out of this t-shirt thing and into something more meaningful like pharmaceuticals or petroleum.