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 over 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, moving its retail, distribution and arrow manufacturing 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 relocates retail operation and expands selection to become a four-season store as Kinsey’s Outdoors

2003 - Kinsey’s hosts its first annual dealer show, a gathering of top manufacturers and dealers hosted in Hershey, PA

2007 - Kinsey’s introduces the October Mountain Products consumer brand to the archery market

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

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Dealer Show:

Learn, Experience, Save and 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 consumer brands are adding value for the retailer and providing them with exciting new revenue streams. We’ve created rich, deep brands that produce products in segments of the archery market that are often overlooked or underserved – markets that are proving to have tremendous growth potential.”

Matt Smith,
Kinsey’s Consumer Brands Manager

BlackHeart Strings

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October Mountain

Partner Brands

Kinsey’s distributes the very best brands that the outdoor hunting industry has to offer. With over 400 leading brands focused heavily in archery and 14,000 stocked products, we provide outdoors retailers everything they need to serve their customers and grow their business.

  • 3006 OUTDOORS
  • 3D PEEP SIGHT
  • 5HOUR ENERGY
  • ABSOLUTE OUTDOOR
  • ACU ARCHERY
  • AES OPTICS
  • AIM OUTDOORS
  • ALDILA
  • ALLEN COMPANY
  • ALPINE ARCHERY
  • ALTUS BRANDS
  • AMERICAN EXPEDITION
  • AMERICAN HUNTER
  • AMERISTEP
  • AMG
  • AMS BOWFISHING
  • ANTLER INSANITY
  • APEX GEAR
  • ARC PRODUCTS
  • ARCHER XTREME
  • ARCHER'S CHOICE MEDIA
  • ARIZONA ARCHERY
  • ARIZONA RIM COUNTRY
  • ARROW PRECISION
  • ARROWDYNAMIC SOLUTIONS
  • ARROWMAT
  • ASAT OUTDOORS
  • ATSKO INC
  • AVIAN X
  • A-WAY HUNTING
  • AXION ARCHERY
  • B KIRSCHNER DEER LURE
  • BA PRODUCTS
  • BADLANDS
  • BARNETT
  • BARRONETT
  • BATTENFELD TECHNOLOGIES
  • BCY
  • BEE STINGER
  • BELL RANGER
  • BIG AND J INDUSTRIES
  • BIG DOG TREESTANDS
  • BIG GAME INTERNATIONAL
  • BIG GAME PRODUCTS
  • BIGSHOT ARCHERY
  • BITZENBURGER
  • BLACK WIDOW
  • BLACKHEART ARCHERY
  • BLACKS CREEK
  • BLAZIN CREATIONZ
  • BOHNING
  • BONNIES
  • BOW JAX
  • BOW TRAINER
  • BOWFIT
  • BPE INC
  • BRENNAN
  • BRESSER EXPLORE
  • BROWNELL
  • BROWNING TRAILCAMS
  • BRUNTON
  • BUCK BOMB
  • BUSHNELL
  • C BEE ARCHERY
  • CAJUN ARCHERY
  • CAMOFLAUGE SYSTEMS
  • CAN COOKER
  • CARBON EXPRESS
  • CARGO BUCKLE
  • CARRY-LITE
  • CARTER
  • CIR-CUT
  • CLEAN SHOT
  • CLUB RED
  • COBRA
  • CODY TURKEY CALLS
  • COMPETITION ELECTRONICS
  • CONQUEST
  • COPPER JOHN
  • CORE RESOURCES
  • CORE4 ELEMENT
  • COUNTER ASSAULT
  • COVERT WITH DLC
  • CR ARCHERY
  • CRANFORD
  • CREATIVE OUTDOORS
  • CROOKED HORN
  • CROSMAN
  • CROXTON
  • CVA
  • CW ERICKSONS
  • DAMASCUS
  • DAREX
  • DAY 6
  • DEAD CENTER ARCHERY
  • DEAD DOWN WIND
  • DEAD RINGER
  • DEER QUEST
  • DELTA
  • DIAMOND
  • DONLON
  • DOUBLE TAKE ARCHERY
  • DOYLE'S DEER GEAR
  • DRY GUY
  • DUEL GAME CALLS
  • DUKE WILDLIFE TRAPS
  • DURACELL
  • EARLE W BATEMAN
  • EASTMAN OUTDOORS
  • EASTON
  • EASTON OUTFITTERS
  • EASY EYE
  • ELDER HOSIERY MILLS
  • EMPIRE PEWTER
  • EPEK
  • ESCALADE SPORTS
  • EVOLVED HABITATS
  • EVOLVED INGENUITY
  • EXCALIBUR
  • EXPEDITE
  • EXTREME ARCHERY PRODUCTS
  • EXTREME DIMENSIONS
  • FAIRCHASE
  • FALCON
  • FIELD LOGIC
  • FIERCE HUNTING
  • FIN-FINDER
  • FIRST STRING
  • FLAMBEAU
  • FLEXTONE
  • FLYING ARROW
  • FOSTER
  • FROGG TOGGS
  • FULTON
  • G5
  • GAME FACE
  • GAME PLAN GEAR
  • GATEWAY FEATHER
  • GERBER
  • GHOST BLINDS
  • GIBBS
  • GILDAN
  • GOAT TUFF
  • GOLD TIP
  • GORILLA
  • GORILLA GEAR
  • GRABBER
  • GRAYLING
  • GREAT AMERICAN
  • GREATREE ARCHERY
  • GRIM REAPER
  • GSM
  • GWS
  • HARTCRAFT
  • HAVALON
  • HAVERCAMP
  • HAWKE
  • HCO OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
  • HEARTLAND WILDLIFE INSTITUTE
  • HEAT FACTORY
  • HEAVY HAULER
  • HECS
  • HHA
  • HICKORY CREEK
  • HIGH POINT
  • HIND SIGHT
  • HIPS TARGETS
  • HI-TEK
  • HME
  • HOLD UP
  • HOOYMAN
  • HOYT
  • HUNT COMFORT
  • HUNTEN OUTDOORS
  • HUNTER SAFETY SYSTEM
  • HUNTERS SPECIALTIES
  • ICEBREAKER
  • IMPACT ARCHERY
  • IRON MOUNTAIN
  • IWOM
  • J AND D CUSTOM STRINGS
  • J AND L TARGETS
  • JACOB ASH
  • JAMES VALLEY SCENTS
  • JIM FLETCHER ARCHERY AIDS
  • JO JAN SPORTS
  • KANT PINCH
  • KISHEL'S SCENTS
  • KNIGHT AND HALE
  • KTECH
  • KUTMASTER
  • KWIKEE KWIVER
  • LACROSSE
  • LANSKY
  • LAST CHANCE
  • LETHAL PRODUCTION
  • LEUPOLD
  • LEVEN
  • LEVERAGE
  • LEWIS HUNTING
  • LITTLE D
  • LOC OUTDOORZ
  • LONE WOLF
  • LUMA LITE
  • LVE HUNTING
  • MAGIC FIX
  • MAGNUS ARCHERY
  • MANZELLA
  • MAPLE LEAF
  • MARTIN ARCHERY
  • MASTERPIECE OUTDOORS
  • MATHEWS
  • MICHAEL'S OF OREGON
  • MIDLAND
  • MONTANA BLACK GOLD
  • MONTANA DECOY
  • MOORE OUTDOOR
  • MORRELL
  • MOULTRIE
  • MOUNTAIN MAN FURS
  • MOUNTAIN MIKE'S
  • MR HEATER
  • MTM
  • MUCK BOOTS
  • MUDDY OUTDOORS
  • MUZZY
  • MYERS MECHANICAL
  • NATURE'S ESSENCE
  • NEET
  • NEW ARCHERY PRODUCTS
  • NO LIMIT
  • NOCTURNAL
  • NON-TYPICAL
  • NORTHEAST PRODUCTS
  • NUFLETCH
  • NXT GENERATIONS
  • OCTOBER MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS
  • OL'MAN OUTDOORS
  • ONE SOURCE
  • OPTRONICS
  • OUTDOOR CAP
  • OUTDOOR EDGE CUTLERY
  • OUTDOOR PROSTAFF
  • OUTDOOR RECREATION
  • OUTER LIMIT ARCHERY
  • OZONICS
  • PACIFIC MOUNTAIN FARMS
  • PARADOX
  • PARKER
  • PARRIS
  • PETE RICKARD
  • PINE RIDGE
  • PLANO
  • POWERTEX
  • PRECISION SHOOTING EQUIPMENT
  • PREDATOR CAMO
  • PRIMOS INC
  • PRINCETON TEC
  • PROTOTECH
  • PURE COUNTRY WEAVERS
  • PURE PRODUCTS
  • QUADEL
  • QUAKER BOY
  • QUALITY ARCHERY DESIGNS
  • RAC EM BAC
  • RADICAL ARCHERY
  • RAGE
  • RAM
  • REAL AVID
  • REAL SCENT
  • REALTREE
  • RED HAWK
  • REDFIELD
  • REFLECTIVE ART
  • RIGHTNOUR
  • RIP CORD
  • RIVERS EDGE PRODUCTS
  • RIVERS WEST
  • ROBINSON
  • ROCK-IT
  • ROCKY
  • RS BOWVISE
  • RUT JUNKIE
  • SA SPORTS
  • SAUNDERS
  • SAWYER
  • SCENT LOK
  • SCHAFFER PERFORMANCE ARCHERY
  • SCORPION VENOM
  • SCORPYD
  • SCOTT ARCHERY
  • SELWAY
  • SERIUS
  • SHEHAWKEN
  • SHREWD PRECISION
  • SIMS
  • SKB SPORTS
  • SKULL HOOKER
  • SLAMMER
  • SLICK TRICK
  • SMOKIN RACK
  • SOLID BROADHEADS
  • SPECIALTY ARCHERY
  • SPORT CLIMBERS
  • SPORTS SENSORS
  • SPORTSMANS OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
  • SPOT-HOGG
  • SPYDER WEB
  • SPYPOINT
  • STEADY FORM
  • STERNER DUTTERA
  • STOKERIZED
  • SULLIVAN
  • SUMMIT
  • SWHACKER
  • SWORD SIGHTS
  • TACTICAL
  • TENPOINT
  • TERRY
  • THE BURT COYOTE COMPANY
  • THE FORMAL SPORTSMAN
  • THE WHITETAIL INSTITUTE
  • THERMACELL
  • THIRD HAND
  • THP
  • THREE RIVERS
  • THUNDERVALLEY
  • TIGHT SPOT
  • TILIA
  • TINK'S
  • TOM MIRANDA
  • TOMORROW'S RESOURCES
  • TOP SECRET
  • TRADITIONS
  • TRAIL'S BEST
  • TREE STAND BUDDY
  • TREELIMB
  • TRIGGER TECH
  • TROPHY RIDGE
  • TROPHY TAKER
  • TRUEFLIGHT
  • TRUFIRE
  • TRUGLO
  • TULLAHOMA
  • UNDER ARMOUR
  • U-NIQUE
  • VANETEC
  • VANGUARD
  • VAPORTRAIL
  • VELOCITY
  • VENTURE
  • VICTORY
  • VIPER
  • VISION QUEST
  • VITALX
  • VSS
  • WAC EM
  • WALLS
  • WALNUT HOLLOW
  • WANNA B OUTDOORS
  • WASP
  • WATSON AIRLOCK
  • WEAKNECHT
  • WEBER'S
  • WESTERN RECREATION
  • WESTON
  • WHITE KNUCKLE
  • WICKED
  • WILD WINGS
  • WILDGAME INNOVATION
  • WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER
  • WINCHESTER
  • WINN
  • WINNERS CHOICE
  • WISCONSIN PHARMACAL
  • WOODY'S
  • WYANDOTTE
  • X FACTOR
  • X-STAND
  • YO' BUDDY
  • ZING
  • ZINK CALLS
  • ZWICKEY

Careers

“Kinsey’s is a family-oriented company. People here genuinely care for and support one another. Doing things the right way really matters to everyone – that makes me proud to work for Kinsey’s.”

Natasha Cressler,
Customer Care Specialist

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 14,000 products available through our catalog and 1000’s 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. If the sun is shining, enjoy our outdoor picnic areas. Need coffee, tea or some cocoa? It’s always flowing.

“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 Gorman,
Human Resources Director

New Accounts

“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

Partnership

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 14,000 items from more than 400 vendors, Kinsey’s is your 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 bows & arrows 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 more 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
  • Wildlife Conservation Officers and DCNR's

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 good 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 believe in giving the benefit of the doubt. We strive for excellence in shipping – orders shipped accurately and on time. If there’s a problem, we take care of it quickly and fairly – always.”

Kayla Frey,
Inventory Control Specialist

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 throughout the new account setup process

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.

New Dealer Resources

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

We're here to work for you.

Contact & Directions

Kinsey’s

(Kinsey’s Archery Products, Inc.)
1660 Steel Way Drive
Mount Joy, PA 17552
P: 717.653.9074

Wholesale Retailer Account

Phone: 800.366.4269
Fax: 717.653.6278
Email: Sales@KinseysInc.com

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Kinsey’s Outdoors is a four-season outdoors retail business, a staple of the Mount Joy community for over 60 years.

Kinsey’s Outdoors

1658 Steel Way Drive
Mount Joy, PA 17552
P: 717.653.5524
W: KinseysOutdoors.com