BTW, Did Your Know We Have 5 Stores + More?

If you’re from Texas, you’ve probably already visited one of our brick and mortar stores or perhaps even attended a demo day but did you know we have five locations? From Austin to the Alamo City and eastward to the big city of Houston, we’ve been hard at work over the past ten years making sure we meet the demand of our Texas customers.
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Michigan Based Outdoor Retailer Expands

Summit Sports’ Brighton, MI location announces a grand re-opening to celebrate a larger paddlesports selection through a store-within-a-store concept. Bloomfield Hills, MI (May 13, 2016) – Outdoor adventure and action gear retailers Summit Sports and Texas based Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) announce the unveiling of a new store-within-a-store concept featuring an expanded selection of kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related accessories inside the Brighton, MI store location.
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Kammok Hammock Contest Winners

Our most recent contest allowed fans to come up with a creative caption for a Kammok hammock image of a group of friends using their hammocks on a pier over water. Here at ACK we love giving away free stuff, especially to deserving fans who will get into the wild and use their gear to the fullest.
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Who Let the Dogs Out?

 One of my favorite things about working here at ACK is that many of our co-workers are dog lovers, and I know that many who don’t have one are seriously considering adopting. As for us, we have our staple office dogs that stop by every once in a while and greet us with slobbery kisses while making sure we are getting our work done (even on Fridays).
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Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Reorganizes Management Team, Re-Hires Former Director of Marketing

Austin Canoe & Kayak continues to expand with a more defined leadership team designed to accommodate the company’s growth and long term business strategies. Austin, Texas (June 9th, 2015) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, today announced the expansion of its management team with the return of former Director of Marketing, Roland Jimenez, as Vice President of Marketing.
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Growth of the Team

Back in early 2005, when brothers Peter and Steve Messana purchased Austin Canoe & Kayak, the company totaled one small shop in North Austin.  After the purchase was completed, one store employee stayed on to help Peter and Steve, and they were also helped by a part-time worker when school was out in the summer.
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Houston Fire

In March of 2012, ACK was thriving. Stores in Austin, San Marcos and Houston were outfitting more customers than ever before and ACK.com was turning out orders at a rate far beyond expectations. Everything was going the company’s way. Until the night of March 11, 2012.
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