Busy Beaver Button Company - Custom buttons

custom button manufacturer

About Busy Beaver Button Co.

Since its beginnings in 1995, Busy Beaver Button Co. has gone from a one-woman operation in Christen Carter’s college apartment to a company with fifteen employees. Over the last 20 years, the Busy Beaver crew has overseen over 60,000 designs and produced millions upon millions of custom buttons for clients like Brooklyn Brewery, NBC Entertainment, The Art Institute of Chicago, Threadless, WordPress as well as thousands of bands, non-profits, small businesses and other great folks.


From concept to distribution, the beavers are creative and effective and want to help you communicate your ideas through custom buttons. Metallic buttons, wood buttons, 1-inch square and 24-karat gold buttons— these innovations in button making all evolved from a customer’s request.

Green Manufacturing

Every custom button is made with solar power from recycled steel in our geothermal heated/cooled headquarters in Chicago. Busy Beaver is a lean, green button making machine!

Pin-back Preservation

Busy Beaver celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gift to button-lovers everywhere: the world's only button museum! Located within the company headquarters, The Busy Beaver Button Museum displays 9,000 historical buttons and is open to the public.