ABOUT US
Welcome to ACK

Your kayak, camping and outdoor adventure gear outfitter.

Founded over 20 years ago, ACK is your 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). 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. Sorry too many spammers out there but don't worry, we'll respond promptly.

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

ACK's Fearless Leaders
Peter Messana
(CEO/Co-Owner)
"I enjoy the great outdoors but at heart, I'm a geek"
Steve Messana
(President/Co-Owner)
"They call me a Master Gardener…because I am"
Chris Hackerd
(VP-Store Operations/Co-Owner)
"Call me HACK"

ACK Management Team

Adam
Director of
Internet Operations

Sam
Senior Marketing Manager

Jeremy
Development Manager

Kyle
Business Support Manager

Chase
Customer Relationship
Management Unit
Manager

Andy
Warehouse Operations Manager

Colter
Inventory Manager

Amy
Office Manager
and Then Some

ACK Customer Relationship Team

Laura
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Kelsey
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Andrew
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Andrew
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Juan Carlos
Customer
Relationship
Manager

David
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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