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 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

Adam
VP - Operations

Roland
VP - Marketing

Adam
Director of Development

Jenny
Merchandising Manager

Kyle
Senior Business Support Manager

Chase
HR Manager

Nick
Warehouse Manager

Barrett
Regional Store Operations Manager

Bradley
Customer Relationship Manager Unit Manager

David
Operations Manager

Austin
Marketing Data Analyst

Dayvee
Marketing Events Manager

Devyn
Social Media Coordinator

Amy
Office Manager
and Then Some

ACK Warehouse Team

Matt
Store Fulfillment Supervisor

Jason
Facilities Project Manager

ACK Customer Relationship Team

Stefan
Customer Relationship Manager Unit Supervisor

Jennifer
Customer Relationship Manager Unit Supervisor

Juan Carlos
Fleet Sales Manager

Jacob
Customer
Relationship
Manager

JP
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Courtney
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Zach
Customer
Relationship
Manager

Morgan
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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