We began as Axley Cues, offering cue repair services for area pool players. In 2014 Dave Pearson presented us with an opportunity to expand into pool cue sales.
We took it and became South Eastern Minnesota’s Exclusive Dealer of Dave “Ginger Wizard” Pearson’s GW Collection of pool cues. We figured why not continue our expansion and add other billiard supplies; which is when we also decided to change our name to Axley Cues DBA ACbilliards to compliment all the products we offer.
- We met Dave “Ginger Wizard” Pearson at VNEA’s Junior National Championship years ago. Over the years we got to know one another and became friends. He has been a wealth of knowledge, advising us on how to grow our business, and one of our top supporters. Of course we know Dave plays a great game and are amazed by what he can do with a cue. But, we truly admire the person he is. Dave’s book, “Street Hustler to Pool Hustler” is a great read! The book is Dave’s story, his life as a child and how he got to where he is today.
In 2015 ACbilliards was honored by becoming Minnesota’s Exclusive Dealer of Dave “Ginger Wizard” Pearson’s GW Collection. We also became official dealers for both G2 and Kamui.
Our most recent addition to our product line was in September 2015. We are excited about being official dealers for J. Pechauer Custom Cues that are 100% Made in America – Greenbay, WI. 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of J. Pechauer Custom Cues.
- In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match. A wager was made and Jerry was victorious. But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize.
Through the years Jerry and Joe (Jerry’s son) continued to expand the shop, adding CNC machines and custom designed equipment to efficiently produce their own parts including a patented quick release joint screw and shaft insert, making Pechauer cues 100% made in-house.
In 2007 Joe Pechauer took over as President of the company while Jerry continues offering support and expertise on a regular basis. A dealer base of 58 dealers in 1993 expanded to over 400 around the world in 2013 making J. Pechauer Custom Cues one of the top brands in the industry beginning with that broken Willie Hoppe cue in 1961.
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