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SGB Weekly – 40 Under Forty, Peter Messana

| May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

As seen in SGB Weekly – Peter, along with his brother Steve, acquired Austin Canoe & Kayak, a specialty retailer based in Austin, TX, in 2005.  Together they have led a path of success from a small, single brick and mortar business into a three store chain with a highly acclaimed internet presence. Click here to read the full story.

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SportsTalk 790 AM – Interview with Doug Pike

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

As heard on the Doug Pike Show (SportsTalk 790 AM): Jerron Wosel is interviewed by Doug Pike on the Sports Talk 790 AM Radio Station in Houston to talk about the sport of kayak fishing. Listen to his segment here.

Continue Reading – ACK From a Stroke of Luck…

| February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

As seen on Brother’s Peter and Steve Messana and Chris Hackerd purchased Austin Canoe and Kayak in 2005.  The original store was 2,500 sq. ft. and had only one employee. Since then, the men have expanded the Austin store, hired 24 more employees and opened two more locations, one in San Marcos and another […]

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Community Impact – Austin Canoe and Kayak

| August 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

As seen in Community Impact: Business owner gives up corporate job to open boat store with friends. Peter Messana and his business partners have an unwritten motto when it comes to running Austin Canoe and Kayak: The store owners hire employees who love the two boating adventure sports. That way, their employees are fully engaged […]

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Austin Business Journal – Austin Canoe & Kayak drifts into Houston through buyout

| November 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

As seen in the Austin Business Journal: Austin Canoe & Kayak is paddling into a larger, and some say, more challenging stream — the Houston market. MSP Holdings LLC, which owns the 19-year-old independent retailer, has acquired Canoesport in Houston. The company paid approximately $230,000 for the store’s assets and naming rights. The deal closed in […]

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