Our Company

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“It all started with an arrow... For four generations we’ve relied on family-centric values and the examples of perseverence Vernon Kinsey gave us to continuously reach for our goal — a bow in every hand. We’ve created a company that ultimately seeks to promote and preserve heritage — a heritage rich with sporting tradition, family and valuable life lessons.”

Rick Kinsey,
Vice President of Kinsey’s

Our Business

Widely regarded as one of the best distributors serving the outdoor hunting industry, Kinsey’s serves more than 4,000 retailers nationwide. Guided by family values, we share profits with our employees, support those who best support hunters’ rights and remain focused on consistently adding value for our customers. Our business and the industry we’re in are all about heritage — passing passion for the outdoors from one generation to the next. Founded in 1952, Kinsey’s is headquartered in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

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Our History

“The examples Vernon Kinsey, my grandfather, lived every day endure in our business to this day — they carry us forward. When life challenged him, leaving him paralyzed below the waist, he turned his passion for archery into a profession. He persevered, built a successful business, treated everyone with respect and never let challenges hold him back.”

Sherri Kinsey Gorman,
Vice President of Kinsey’s

Kinsey’s Timeline

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 featuring head-turning technological and design enhancements.

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Dealer Show:

Learn, Experience, Save & Have Fun

Learn about and experience the latest outdoor products from leading manufacturers. Take advantage of incredible show savings that boost profitability while having fun with longtime industry friends.

Learn More: KinseyDealerShow.com

Brands

“Our brands are a direct reflection of our teams personal pro-shop experience, and years of market research and analysis. We take pride in being a reliable partner, and apply feedback from our dealers and partners to our research & development planning every year. We're a passionate team of archery professionals with a desire to enhance the sport.”

Matt Smith,
Kinsey’s Consumer Brands Manager

BlackHeart

Elevation

Fin-Finder

October Mountain

Partner Brands

Kinsey’s distributes the very best brands that the outdoor hunting industry has to offer. With more than 500 leading brands focused heavily in archery and 15,500 stocked products, we provide outdoors retailers everything they need to serve their customers and grow their business.

  • 10X
  • 30-06 OUTDOORS
  • 365 ARCHERY
  • 3D PEEP SIGHT
  • 5-HOUR
  • AAE
  • ACF LTD
  • ACU ARCHERY
  • AES
  • AIM OUTDOORS
  • ALL BLADE
  • ALLEN
  • ALPINE
  • ALTUS
  • AMERICAN EXPEDITION
  • AMERICAN HUNTER
  • AMERISTEP
  • AMS
  • ANTLER INSANITY
  • APE
  • APEX
  • APPLE
  • ARC PRODUCTS
  • ARCHERY SHOOTER
  • ARCTICSHIELD
  • ARIZONA RIM
  • ARROW PRECISION
  • ARROW SPECS
  • ARROWDYNAMIC SOLUTIONS
  • ARROWMAT
  • ASAT
  • ATA
  • ATSKO
  • AVIAN X
  • A-WAY HUNTING
  • AXCEL
  • AXION ARCHERY
  • AXT
  • BADGER
  • BADLANDS
  • BARNETT
  • BARRONETT
  • BATEMAN
  • BCY
  • BEAR AND SON
  • BELL RANGER
  • BEMAN
  • BIG & J
  • BIG DOG
  • BIG GAME
  • BIGSHOT
  • BITZENBURGER
  • BLACK EAGLE
  • BLACK WIDOW
  • BLACKHEART
  • BLAZIN CREATIONZ
  • BLOOD THERAPY
  • BLOODSPORT
  • BODOODLE
  • BOHNING
  • BONNIES
  • BOUQUET
  • BOW TRAINER
  • BOW CHIC
  • BOWFINGER
  • BOWFIT
  • BOWJAX
  • BOWTECH
  • BPE
  • BRESSER
  • BRITE SITE
  • BROWNELL
  • BROWNING
  • B-STINGER
  • BUCK ALERT
  • BUCK BOMB
  • BUCK KNIVES
  • BURT COYOTE
  • BUSHNELL
  • BUTLER CREEK
  • CAJUN
  • CALDWELL
  • CAMBOW
  • CAMO FX
  • CAMO SYSTEMS
  • CAMO WRAPS
  • CAN COOKER
  • CARBO MASK
  • CARBON EXPRESS
  • CARBON PRO
  • CARGOBUCKLE
  • CARRY LITE
  • CARTEL
  • CARTER
  • CASS CREEK
  • CBE
  • C-EZ
  • CHEEZ IT
  • CHEROKEE
  • CIR-CUT
  • CLEAN-SHOT
  • CLIF
  • CLUB RED
  • COBRA
  • CODE BLUE
  • CODY
  • COLEMAN
  • COMBOS
  • COMPETITION ELECTRONICS
  • CONQUEST
  • COPPER JOHN
  • CORE4
  • COULSTON
  • COUNTER ASSAULT
  • COVERT
  • CR
  • CRANFORD
  • CREATIVE OUTDOOR
  • CROOKED HORN
  • CROSMAN
  • CROXTON
  • CUSTOM RUGS
  • CVA
  • CW ERICKSON
  • DAISY
  • DAMASCUS
  • DAREX
  • DAVID
  • DAY6
  • DEAD CENTER
  • DEAD DOWN WIND
  • DEAD RINGER
  • DECALS WITH DISCTINCTION
  • DEER QUEST
  • DELTA MCKENZIE
  • DIAMOND
  • DIRT NAP GEAR
  • DLC COVERT
  • DOCS DEER SCENT
  • DOG BONE
  • DOINKER
  • DOUBLE TAKE
  • DOYLES DEER GEAR
  • DRAVES
  • DRURY
  • DUEL
  • DUKE
  • DURACELL
  • EASTMAN OUTDOORS
  • EASTON
  • EASTON OUTFITTERS
  • ELDER HOSIERY
  • ELEVATION
  • EMPIRE PEWTER
  • ESCALADE
  • EVOLVED HABITATS
  • EXCALIBUR
  • EXTREME ARCHERY PRODUCTS
  • EXTREME DIMENSIONS
  • FALCON PROD
  • FEATHER FLEX
  • FIELD LOGIC
  • FIELDLINE
  • FIERCE
  • FIN-FINDER
  • FLAMBEAU
  • FLEXTONE
  • FLYING ARROW
  • FRED BEAR
  • FROGG TOGGS
  • G5 OUTDOORS
  • GAME HIDE
  • GAME VECTOR
  • GAMEPLAN GEAR
  • GATEWAY
  • GENESIS
  • GERBER
  • GHOSTBLIND
  • GIBBS
  • GLENROCK
  • GOAT TUFF
  • GOLD TIP
  • GORILLA
  • GRABBER WARMER
  • GRAYLING
  • GREAT AMERICAN PRODUCTS
  • GREENHEAT
  • GRIM REAPER
  • GSM
  • GWS
  • HALO
  • HARMON
  • HARTCRAFT
  • HAVALON
  • HAVERCAMP
  • HAWKE
  • HEARTAWAY
  • HEARTLAND
  • HEAT FACTORY
  • HEAVY HAULER
  • HECS
  • HHA
  • HICKORY CREEK
  • HIGH FIVE
  • HIGH POINT
  • HIND SIGHT
  • HI-TEK
  • HME
  • HODGDON
  • HOLD UP
  • HOOYMAN
  • HOPPES
  • HORN HUNTER
  • HORTON
  • HOT SHOT
  • HOYT
  • HTM
  • HUNGA MUNGA
  • HUNT COMFORT
  • HUNTER DAN
  • HUNTER SAFETY SYSTEMS
  • HUNTERS SPECIALTIES
  • ICEBREAKER
  • IGNITOR
  • IMPACT ARCHERY SIGHTS
  • IMPORT MERCHANDISERS
  • INFITEC
  • IQ
  • J & D CUSTOM STRINGS
  • JACOB ASH
  • JAMES VALLEY
  • JIM FLETCHER
  • JO JAN
  • JUST FOR BUCKS
  • JUST FOR DOES
  • KANT PINCH
  • KEEBLER
  • KETTLE CHIPS
  • KIRSCHNERS
  • KISHELS
  • KNIGHT & HALE
  • KODIAK
  • KTECH
  • KWIKEE KWIVER
  • LACROSSE
  • LANSKY
  • LAST CHANCE
  • LETHAL
  • LEUPOLD
  • LEWIS HUNTING ACCESSORIES
  • LITTLE D DESIGNS
  • LOC
  • LONE WOLF
  • LUCKY DUCK
  • LUMA LITE
  • LVE
  • MACE
  • MAD
  • MAGNUS
  • MANZELLA
  • MAPLE LEAF
  • MARTIN
  • MATHEWS
  • MATHEWS GENUINE
  • MAXXDRY
  • MIDLAND RADIO
  • MILLENNIUM
  • MISSION
  • MONTANA BLACK GOLD
  • MONTANA DECOY
  • MORRELL
  • MOSSY OAK
  • MOULTRIE FEEDERS
  • MOUNTAIN MIKES
  • MPI
  • MR HEATER
  • MTM
  • MUDDY
  • MUZZY
  • N.A.P.
  • NABISCO
  • NATIONAL ABRASIVES
  • NATURE VALLEY
  • NATURES ESSENCE
  • NEET
  • NO LIMIT
  • NOCKTURNAL
  • NORTHEAST PRODUCTS
  • NOSE JAMMER
  • NUTRIGRAIN
  • NXT GENERATION
  • OBERTO
  • OCTANE
  • OLD WISCONSIN
  • OCTOBER MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS
  • ON TIME
  • ONE SOURCE
  • OPTRONICS
  • ORGANIZED HUNTING
  • OSBORNS
  • OUTDOOR CAP
  • OUTDOOR EDGE
  • OUTDOOR PRO STAFF
  • OUTER LIMIT
  • OX YOKE
  • OZONICS
  • PACIFIC MOUNTAIN FARMS
  • PACKAGING CORP. OF AMERICA
  • PARADOX
  • PARKER
  • PARRIS
  • PELOUZE
  • PETE RICKARDS
  • PINE RIDGE
  • PLANO
  • PLANTERS
  • POWERBAR
  • POWERBELT
  • PRECISION DESIGNED
  • PREDATOR
  • PREDATORS VIEW
  • PRIMOS
  • PRINCETON TEC
  • PRINGLES
  • PROTOTECH
  • PSE
  • Q2I
  • QAD
  • QUAKE
  • QUAKER
  • QUAKER BOY
  • QUEST
  • QUICK DRAW
  • RACEM
  • RACK STACKER
  • RAD
  • RAGE
  • RAM
  • RAM MACHINE
  • RAMCAT
  • REAL SCENT
  • REALTREE
  • RED HAWK
  • REDFIELD
  • REMINGTON
  • RENZO
  • REXPID
  • RIDGE
  • RINEHART
  • RIPCORD
  • RIVERS EDGE
  • RIVERS WEST
  • RMC
  • ROBINHOOD VIDEOS
  • ROBINSON
  • ROCKET AEROHEAD
  • ROCK-IT
  • ROCKY
  • RS BOW VISE
  • RUT JUNKIE
  • S4 GEAR
  • SA SPORTS
  • SATELLITE
  • SAUNDERS
  • SAVORA
  • SAWYER
  • SCENT LOK
  • SCHAFFER
  • SCORPION
  • SCORPYON
  • SCOTT
  • SCUD
  • SEIRUS
  • SELWAY
  • SHEHAWKEN
  • SHIBUYA
  • SHIRK
  • SHREWD PRECISION ARCHERY
  • SIGHTMARK
  • SIGNATURE PRODUCTS
  • SIMMONS
  • SIMS
  • SKB
  • SKITTLES
  • SKULL HOOKER
  • SLAMMER
  • SLAYER
  • SLICK TRICK
  • SLIM JIM
  • SNYDERS
  • SOLID
  • SOUR PATCH KIDS
  • SOUTHERN
  • SPARTAN
  • SPECIALTY ARCHERY PRODUCTS
  • SPORT CLIMBERS
  • SPORTS SENSOR
  • SPORTSMANS OUTDOOR
  • SPOT-HOGG
  • SPUDZ
  • SPYDERWEB
  • SPYPOINT
  • STANISLAWSKI
  • STEADY FORM
  • STEEL FORCE
  • STERNER DUTTERA
  • STICK-N-PIC
  • STOKERIZED
  • STRIDE
  • STRYKER
  • SULLIVAN
  • SUMMIT
  • SURE LOC
  • SWHACKER
  • SWORD
  • T.R.U. BALL
  • TACTACAM
  • TARANTULA
  • TAS
  • TASCO
  • TENPOINT
  • TGIFRIDAYS
  • THERMACELL
  • THIRD HAND
  • THOMPSON/CENTER
  • THREE RIVERS
  • THUNDERVALLEY
  • TIC TAC
  • TIGHT SPOT
  • TILIA
  • TINKS
  • TOM MIRANDA
  • TOP SECRET
  • TRADITIONS
  • TREE SPIDER
  • TREE STAND BUDDY
  • TREELIMB
  • TRIDENT
  • TRIGGERTECH
  • TROPHY BLEND
  • TROPHY HUNTING PRODUCTS
  • TROPHY RIDGE
  • TROPHY TAKER
  • TRUEFLIGHT
  • TRU-FIRE
  • TRUGLO
  • TULLAHOMA INDUSTRIES
  • UNCLE MIKES
  • UNDER ARMOUR
  • U-NIQUE ARCHERY
  • VANETEC INC.
  • VANGUARD
  • VAPOR TRAIL
  • VELOCITY
  • VENTURE
  • VIBRACHECK
  • VICTORY
  • VIPER ARCHERY
  • VISION QUEST
  • VISTA
  • VSS
  • WAC 'EM
  • WALKERS GAME EAR
  • WALLS
  • WALNUT HOLLOW
  • WANNA B
  • WASP
  • WATSON
  • WEBERS
  • WESTERN RIVERS
  • WESTON
  • WHITE KNUCKLE
  • WHITETAIL INSTITUTE
  • WHITETAIL'R
  • WICKED RIDGE
  • WICKED TREE GEAR
  • WILD WINGS
  • WILDGAME
  • WILDGAME INNOVATIONS
  • WILDLIFE RESEARCH
  • WINCHESTER
  • WINN
  • WINNERS CHOICE
  • WOODSMAN
  • WOODYS
  • WRIGLEYS
  • WYANDOTTE
  • XECUTIONER
  • XFACTOR
  • XOP
  • X-PRESS
  • X-STAND
  • YAKTRAX
  • YO BUDDY
  • YUKON
  • ZEBRA
  • ZING
  • ZINK
  • ZUBIN
  • ZWICKEY

Careers

“Kinsey’s offers a relaxed work environment and opportunity for growth within the company. This is a place where ideas are valued and employees are encouraged to take on new challenges that allow them to showcase their strengths.”

Kurt Smith,
Customer Service Technical Team Leader

Benefits

Everyone that works for Kinsey’s is offered a generous benefits package, not to mention some really cool perks.

The Perks of Working for Kinsey’s

You and your professional development matter. Through coaching, mentoring, ongoing training and informative classes, Kinsey’s supports your development — you can achieve your goals. We encourage everyone that works for Kinsey’s to fulfill their passion for the outdoors — it’s our mission. So, it only makes sense that we offer generous discounts on the more than 15,500 products available through our catalog, as well as 1000s more through our retail store.

Every year we host the Kinsey’s Dealer Show, an industry gathering. Everyone gets to experience the show — see the latest products and talk to manufacturers. We’re outdoors people, many of us archers. Before work, after work, during breaks, people are outside target shooting at the range. We have indoor ranges, too. As a company rich in archery history, we have plenty of bows and arrows for people to use.

At Kinsey’s, you’re free to be yourself. Casual clothing choices are the norm and your workspace should be decorated to reflect your personality.

Traditional Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Medical
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays and vacation

Career Growth

At Kinsey's, we invest in your long-term development with courses, coaching, training, seminars and special on-site educational opportunities.

Coaching

Learn the arts of conflict resolution, communication and other skills needed to achieve long-term performance.

Mentorship Program

Your personal mentor helps you identify your passions and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to transform them into a career.

Job Shadowing

Gain an understanding of other departments, so you can better service your internal customers.

Work Environment

We believe that the physical environment we work in directly impacts the quality of our work. That’s why we have environmentally controlled warehouses and bright office spaces. And if the sun is shining, enjoy our outdoor picnic areas!

“We want people to enjoy coming to work every day — to feel a sense of purpose.
We want people to feel like they’re part of a family and to feel like they make a difference, because they can. This leads to better results, but more importantly,
it provides a fulfilling and rewarding experience for the whole team.”

Kelsey Heisey
Human Resources Director

New Accounts

Set Up New Account

Protecting the integrity of your business — and the integrity of those businesses with whom we already partner — is paramount. We carefully scrutinize new accounts to make sure they’re a good fit, not only for us, but for the industry.

Before You Apply,
Please Prepare the Following:

  • Completed and signed new account application
  • Physical copy of your state sales tax number or business license
  • Pennsylvania exemption certificate (PA businesses only)
  • Pictures of your commercial/retail location including: storefront with signage, posted store hours, retail sales floor with inventory, checkout or warehouse with inventory
  • Account applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves professionally

Note:
If  you have questions about the new account setup process, or if  you’re still in the planning stages of your business and need some advice, feel free to contact us. We're here to help!

Partnership

“The people at Kinsey’s are fun, friendly and easy. They’re knowledgeable, helpful and always there when we need them. They have what we need, when we need it. And they work with us to resolve issues quickly when they arise.”

Jimmy Hofer,
General Manager, Extreme Archery

Kinsey’s is dedicated to helping outdoor hunting retailers and other specialty outdoors businesses thrive with a host of programs and services that save money, enhance profits and build relationships with their own customers. Stocking more than 15,500 items from more than 500 brand lines, Kinsey’s is the first choice for the best products from today's top brands. With a rich history and emphasis on archery, no other distributor can support your business like Kinsey’s. Always exploring new opportunities to keep your business and our industry growing, Kinsey’s is:

  • Developing a family of archery brands that excite current archers and bring new archers into the stores and out in the field.
  • Supporting national and local advocacy efforts to protect hunters’ rights, effectively manage wildlife and engage the next generation of archers and outdoorspeople.

Who We Serve

  • Independent Outdoors Retailers
  • Outdoor Products Manufacturers
  • Established Online and Mass Merchant Retailers
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Youth Camps
  • Law Enforcement

Partnering with other companies is about more than the buying and selling of widgets — we don’t just move parts around. It's about working together towards a common vision, value and purpose. We choose to work with best-in-class vendors who are committed to the outdoor hunting lifestyle and to achieving great business results. We partner with businesses who share our passion for getting a bow into every hand and helping people fulfill their passions for the outdoors. This not only serves outdoor hunting retailers and their customers, it serves communities all across this great nation.

“We strive for excellence in shipping orders accurately and on time.
If there’s a problem, we take care of it quickly and fairly — always.”

Kayla Frey,
Inventory Control Specialist

New Dealer Resources

Kinsey’s wants your new business to succeed — your success fuels our success. The following is a list of useful links to think about when opening a new business:

We're here to work for you.

Contact

Kinsey’s

1660 Steel Way Drive
Mount Joy, PA 17552
717.653.9074

Customer Care

Phone: 800.366.4269
Fax: 717.653.6278
CustomerCare@KinseysInc.com

New Accounts

For contact and new accounts information, please visit the New
Accounts section.
New Accounts

New Vendors, Products or Services

To present your products or services to the right person at Kinsey’s,
please fill out this form.
Submission Form

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