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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.
What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas? Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential. They took a tiny specialty paddling shop and developed it into the booming business it is today. Starting with the flagship store in Austin, TX and then growing across Central Texas, ACK has developed into one of Texas’s largest kayak fishing and outdoor retailer while maintaining its mom-and-pop shop feel in each of its brick and mortar locations.
Award Winning Outdoor Retailer Moving into New Centralized Warehouse Austin, Texas (September 16, 2013) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings LLC, announced today the leasing of a new 30,000 square foot warehouse to consolidate it’s two warehouses and all support functions. The transition is set to begin in October and be completed in time for the Holiday season.