1949: Vernon and Helen Kinsey begin repairing archery equipment and manufacturing arrows out of their home in Mount Joy, PA.
1952: Kinsey’s Arrow Manufacturing is born. Vernon and Helen commit to running Kinsey’s full-time.
1957: Jim Kinsey enters the business and begins distributing arrows to retailers throughout the Northeast. The company begins manufacturing arrows for Colt and Bear Archery.
1960: Kinsey’s expands, moving its retail, distribution and arrow manufacturing business to 411 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA.
1973: Kinsey’s expands once again, moving all operations to 300 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA.
1982: Rick Kinsey enters the business, going on to become VP of Sales.
1984: Sherri Kinsey Gorman enters the business, going on to become VP of Operations and Administration.
1986: Kinsey’s expands, moving its retail, distribution and arrow manufacturing to 1660 Steel Way Drive, Mount Joy, PA.
1999: Kinsey’s grows retail operations, building the new four-season Kinsey's Outdoors store located at 1658 Steel Way, Mount Joy, PA.
2003: Kinsey’s hosts its first annual dealer show, gathering the top manufacturers and dealers in the industry for a weekend in Hershey, PA.
2007: Kinsey’s introduces the October Mountain Products consumer brand to the archery market, offering recurve bows and problem-solving tools and accessories for the modern archer.
2010: Kinsey’s launches the
Fin-Finder brand of rugged and versatile bowfishing equipment which includes bows, arrows, laser sights and other accessories.
2012: Kinsey’s expands distribution, builds second warehouse at 1679 Steel Way Drive, Mount Joy, PA.
The 4th generation of Vernon Kinsey’s descendants enters the business.
2014: Kinsey’s offers unparalleled crossbow string performance with the new BlackHeart line of craft crossbow strings and cables.
2015: Kinsey’s introduces the Elevation line of premium bow cases, hip quivers and archery accessories.
The halls of Kinsey University open, offering classes to help expand skills and grow dealers' businesses.
2018: Kinsey’s Acquires Pape’s on April 2, 2018. Obtaining the Louisville, KY location marks a significant investment in the future for Kinsey’s. It is further evidence of our commitment to continually serving
our loyal customers better.