Tackett Brothers, Inc. is an independent sporting goods sales agency delivering focused results across the mid-central United States. Built by individuals who love the competitive nature of sales and who share a common drive to succeed. Our strength stems from the quality of the companies we represent and the talented hard-working professionals we place in the field.
Founding Partner and President of Tackett Brothers. A scholarship athlete in college, Dick is a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a member of the Wolverine football team. Starting with the Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Company, Dick’s career spans over forty years in the sporting goods industry, where he has been actively involved with many of the key retailers across the United States. A twenty five year resident of Texas, Dick serves as president of our company and maintains key coverage responsibilities for us at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
- Key Account Coverage: Academy Sports and Outdoors, Mass Chanel Distribution
- Based In: Mineola, TX
A Founding Partner, Jim’s successful career as a respected salesman in the Texas market was cut short by an untimely stroke twenty years ago. Jim is now comfortably retired, but maintains an active participation in our business. His advice and wise council are as important to us today as they were in 1989 when three brothers began this journey together.
A Founding partner in Tackett Brothers, Andy has been working in sporting goods sales for over twenty five years, primarily in our Arkansas and Louisiana geography. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Andy brings an exceptional understanding of the market and experience working in a wide number of product categories. Andy offices in our Bentonville showroom where his long-term relationships and unique expertise see him responsible for our Walmart and Sam’s Club business.
- Key Account Coverage: Walmart / Sam’s Club
- Based in: Bentonville AR
A graduate of the University of Florida, Lynn began her career in the banking industry and has been working for Tackett Brothers in multiple capacities almost from the very beginning. She brings a dedication and enthusiasm to everything that she takes on and has been an invaluable contributor to our growth. Lynn is active with a variety of customers across our geography and her broad experience working with independent retail makes her a valuable asset. Lynn maintains independent account coverage in the Texas- Oklahoma market and also manages our Richardson, Texas office.
- Key Account Coverage: Mountain Sports, Whole Earth, NBS
- Based in: Richardson, TX
A graduate of Illinois State University, Deb began her career in the legal industry while at the same time serving as the Head Women’s Volleyball coach for Eureka College. Entering the sporting goods arena, her competitive nature, organizational abilities, and communication skills have seen her serve as Marketing Communications Manager for Buck Knives, Sales and Marketing Manager for American Technology Corporation, and Vice President of Midwest Sales for Westerlund Products. Deb joined our agency in 2002 and her duties include key account responsibility for Cabela’s, K-Mart and Ace Hardware. Recently honored as Buck’s 2014 Sales Rep of the year, Deb is also active in and manages our Mid-West geography.
- Key Account Coverage: Cabela’s, K-Mart, Ace Hardware, A G Russell Knives and several major distributors
- Based in: Independence, MO
A graduate of Adrian College, Matt joined our team in 2013. A first rate sales professional, Matt has grown up living and breathing the outdoors. His firsthand experience with the products we represent, his high energy enthusiasm, and his dedication to serving his customers’ needs find him representing us in the states of Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.
- Key Account Coverage: Dunham’s, Meijer’s, Jay’s and Fin-Feather-Fur Outfitters
- Based in: Manton, MI
A graduate of Kansas State University, Steve is a talented sales professional who, before joining us in 2000, successfully ran his own sporting goods sales agency. Steve works with independent accounts in Kansas and Missouri and maintains key account responsibilities at Bass Pro Shops. A remarkable person in more than one respect, Steve has made a difference both with his customers and in the city he calls home.
- Key Account Coverage: Bass Pro Shops, Shepherd Hills, Ozark Cutlery
- Based in: Branson, MO
Jack and Ryan Skog
These well respected sales professionals provide additional coverage options for us across the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. They have brought our business an increased range of account contact, well-tested sales expertise, and specialized knowledge in the areas of Tactical and Law Enforcement.