About Us, Job Opportunities & FAQs

About Us
Job Opportunities

Established in 1983, Premier Kites & Designs, a division of Primus Inc., is a leading kite, garden art and home and garden decor manufacturer. We pride ourselves in our quality product lines. We offer hundreds of kites and accessories ranging from entry-level single-line kites for children and families to highly sophisticated flying wonders for the kite enthusiasts. Our Premier Collections feature kites award-winning designs from world-renowned American and European designers that are unavailable anywhere else.

Premier's WindGarden line is equally impressive. We feature hundreds of garden spinners, wind spinners, and specialty banners made with fade-resistant SunTex™ fabric for unmatched durability. Featuring Premier's heavy-duty hardware, patented low-friction hubs, and superior craftsmanship, WindGarden spinners are colorful, durable, moving works of art.

Our Accent Home & Garden line features Premier's revolutionary Brilliance technique, which employs state-of-the-art dye sublimation printing with fine embroidery top stitching. Our beautiful Brilliance flags have reinvigorated the flag industry.

2008 marked a milestone event with Premier Kites as we began an exciting project combining Premier's legendary expertise in kite fabrication with recent breakthroughs in Radio Controlled (RC) propulsion and control. Please visit PremierRC.com to find out more about vector kiting.

From the beginning, Premier has focused on producing the highest quality kites, home décor and garden art in the world. Premier has won awards for Manufacturer of the Year, Best Product and Best Catalog Design from the Kite Trade Association International, and has received the Parents' Guide to Media Award in the Classic Toy category for our Parafoil-2 kite.

Premier products are available through our family of distributors and marketing representatives to the kite, toy, gift, and garden industries.  We are a fast-growing, privately-owned company and we remain determined to provide our customers with the highest quality products, unparalleled customer service, and reliable, speedy delivery.

Premier is growing fast and flying high! We invite you to join our team of talented, dedicated sales, marketing, operations and design staff. In addition, we welcome inquiries from marketing representatives who would like to represent our ever-growing product assortment to the toy, gift and garden trades.

Please contact us at:
Email : sales@premierkites.com
Address: 5200 Lawrence Place, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Call : (301) 277-3888
Fax : (301) 277-3323
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How can I buy your products?
A: You can purchase directly from us online at premierkites.com. As manufacturers, we also sell to retail stores and distributors. We encourage you to call or e-mail us for referrals or simply go to our WHERE TO BUY directory to find a local or online Premier dealers.

Q: How many different products do you offer?
A: At present, we have three distinct product lines, with over 3,500 different items for your selection:
1. Premier Kites - we offer the industry's best high-end stunt kites as well as entry-level kites, airtoys and yoyos.
2. Premier WindGarden - we offer the best garden spinners, glass decorative art, twisters, windsocks and feather banners.
3. Premier Accent Home & Garden - we offer the best dye sub printed flags with top stitching, bar none. Our Brilliance and appliqué selections are industry leaders.

Q: I signed up to receive Premier e-mails. What happens to my information?
A: As a consumer, you can sign up for Premier e-mails via our website. We will add you to our Premier electronic mailing list where you can hear about new product arrivals. Rest assured that we do not trade, rent or share your information with third parties. You can also opt out of Premier e-mails by following the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly.

Q: I've lost my assembly instructions. How do I get a new set of instructions?
A: Assembly instructions can be found online. Search for your product and you will find a Assembly link instruction on the product page or click here to see a full list of our instructions. If you still cannot find the instructions you are looking for, please contact us at emails@premierkites.com.

Q: How long have you been in business and how do I contact you?
A: Since 1983. We have offices in Hyattsville, Maryland and also in Portsmouth, Ohio. Please e-mail us at sales@premierkites.com if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you!

Q: What's so great about Premier products?
A: We at Premier Kites & Designs are passionate about our products and we strive everyday to bring you innovative designs, quality workmanship and impeccable customer service. Our premium brand of kites, flags, garden decor and accessories offer the best overall value to you, our customers.

Q: What is the best way to view this website?
A: You should have at least an 800x600 monitor resolution if not greater, and preferably use Firefox 3.0 or I.E. 7.0 or above. We also recommend downloading Adobe Acrobat™ in order to view our PDFs of products, instructions and more. If you have any questions or feedback on the website, please contact emails@premierkites.com.

Q: What are your U.S. shipping charges for online orders?
A: For domestic orders (50 states, APO/FO addresses plus U.S. protectorates), shipping is based on your order total, after any discounts are applied. We ship Ground service via FedEx Ground, UPS or USPS.
Orders from $0 - $6.99 are charged $1.99 shipping.
Orders from $7 - $29.99 are charged $5.99 shipping.
Orders from $30 - $49.99 are charged $9.99 shipping.
Orders from $50 - $74.99 are charged $12.99 shipping.
Orders from $75 - $124.99 are charged $14.99 shipping.
Orders $125 or more get free shipping!

All items must ship to the same address for the above shipping prices and the free shipping offer applies to U.S. shipments only. 

Q: Do you ship international orders?
A: Yes we do and you can now place international orders online at premierkites.com! We offer the ability to prepay taxes and duties and multiple shipping options (if available) via UPS. Look for a flag in the upper right hand corner of every page on the website. Click on the flag and select your shipping country. Just make sure you select your shipping country BEFORE checkout. If you are interested in shipping via USPS or FedEx, please contact us at weborders@premierkites.com.

Q: Do you charge sales tax on online orders?
A: We charge sales tax on orders shipped to Ohio and Maryland. Sales tax is automatically calculated on the order total, after discounts and shipping/handling charges are applied.

Q: How long will it take to receive my order?
A: Most orders ship within 1-3 business days from our warehouse and you will receive a shipping confirmation e-mail once your order ships. Transit time varies by carrier, but you should receive your order within 5-10 business days of when your order was placed.

Q: How do I return my item?
A: Premier Kites & Designs wants customers to be 100% satisfied!

If you purchased your item from another retailer, please contact them directly to return or exchange the item. If you purchased your item from PremierKites.com, please contact us at weborders@premierkites.com and we will be happy to assist you with a return or exchange (subject to 15% re-stocking fee) within 30 days of your purchase date. Please do not send returns without prior authorization.

We are unable to accept returns of flown kites or other used merchandise unless there is a proven defect relating to manufacturing and production. Kite line may NOT be returned or exchanged once original packaging has been opened. ALL SALE, CLEARANCE AND REDUCED-PRICED ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE RETURNED OR EXCHANGED.

All items MUST be in original, resalable condition with original packing materials. If returned merchandise is not in original new condition, the items will be returned to you at your expense.

A copy of receipt or proof of purchase is required for every return and/or exchange and all merchandise must be in original condition. You are responsible for all return shipping or postage charges.

All shipping charges are non-refundable and returns must be received within 30 days of purchase. Please contact us at weborders@premierkites.com for return assistance or specific returns questions.

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection, and actual amount of your refund in U.S. dollars. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 3-5 business days. It may take 1-2 billing cycles for your credit to appear on your statement.