ABOUT US
Welcome to ACK

Your kayak, camping and outdoor adventure gear outfitter.

Founded over 20 years ago, ACK is an award winning specialty paddlesports and outdoor adventure retailer based out of the central Texas area. We purchased the Austin, Texas store location back in 2005 and have since opened up stores in San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston, Spring and of course, the Internet. Having started with only 20 kayak/canoe models and 100 accessories, we have expanded to having over 300 kayaks/canoes and over 3,500 accessories (as we type this).

ACK is a brand of Summit Sports, a multi-brand outdoor action sports retailer operating eight eCommerce brands including Skis.com and Snowboards.com and nine brick and mortar locations to serve the needs of those passionate about participating in outdoor recreation.

Despite the phenomenal growth, we haven't lost touch with what matters most, you, our customer. The ACK team is and always will be 100% committed to your complete and total satisfaction and we promise to continue offering the type of service, selection and expertise you've come to expect from us.

We love to hear from our customers, if you have any questions for us please don't hesitate to ask. While we are tempted to provide our personal email addresses, we ask that you contact us using the Contact Us form.

Thanks and happy paddling! - Peter, Steve and the entire ACK Crew

ACK's Fearless Leaders
Peter Messana
CEO
"I enjoy the great outdoors but at heart, I'm a geek"
Steve Messana
VP - Merchandising
"They call me a Master Gardener…because I am"
The ACK Mission Statement

ACK Management Team

Ray
VP - Operations

Roland
VP - Marketing

Eric
VP - Technology

Jeremy
Development Manager

Jenny
Merchandising Manager

Kyle
Director of Operations

Chase
Director of Customer Service & Human Resources

Kristian
Director of Store Operations

Mike
Director of Technology

Juan Carlos
Fleet Sales Manager

Austin
Business Analyst

Trent
Digital Marketing Manager

Amy
Office Manager
and Then Some

ACK Warehouse Team

Matt
Audit Manager

James
Inventory Manager

ACK Customer Relationship Team

Stefan
Customer Relationship Management Unit Manager

Morgan
Customer Relationship Management Supervisor

Jacob
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Steve
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Zach
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Gabby
Customer
Relationship
Manager


ACK Local Store Teams (Click on store links below)
- Austin Store
- Houston Store
- Spring Store
- San Marcos Store
- San Antonio Store

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