Archery was a big part of Martin Stubstad’s life growing up. It became an even bigger part of his life in 1977 when he founded Archery Headquarters.
Starting with just $2,500 he had borrowed from a friend and using his parents’ basement as his “store front”, Marty initially sold only two things: bows and arrows. By 1982, however, his product line and customer base had grown to the point that he needed to expand. His search for a new location led him to the location on N Hwy 63. This new, larger location made it possible to add shooting lanes to growing list of services he was providing to the archery-loving public. It wasn’t until 1989, though, that Marty walked away from his teaching career and made a full-time go of it with Archery Headquarters.
As Marty has said, "Archery is a very personal sport. The people I’ve had the privilege of doing business with over the past 30 years aren’t just customers, they’ve become my best friends."
One of the things that has led to Archery Headquarters’ success, Marty believes, is the fact that they have been and still are 100% archery oriented. Whereas most stores dabble in a little bit of everything, Archery Headquarters specializes in one thing: archery.
It is this specialization—combined with 30 years of training, sporting, and hunting experience—that makes Archery Headquarters uniquely qualified to best equip you as an archer and meet your needs. And that’s important, because everyone’s needs are different.
You name it, Archery Headquarters knows it . . . and can pass that knowledge on to you.
As mentioned above, before he decided to make a full-time go of it with Archery Headquarters, Marty made his living as a teacher.
built his customer base through education
teaches the bow hunter education program (similar to firearm safety)
August thru April