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.
As seen on YakAngler.com: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]