Frank and Connie Gorup first opened the doors of Royal Billiard & Recreation in 1982. The original location was near five-points intersection in Montgomeryville, near the current Outback Steakhouse.
Frank was previously a corporate employee that had the entrepreneurial bug. Connie already owned and operated her own retail store. The original plan was to return to their home state of Kansas and open a billiard supply store, but due to a last minute change they remain in Pennsylvania – their daughters were thrilled!
In 1994 Frank and Connie purchased the building that we are currently located in. Audra, on of their daughters, partnered with them in 2002.
Over the years, even though the product lines have changed just enough to stay current with modern styles and trends, the core values of our family owned business have not. We are proud to say that many of our vendor relationships have lasted over 30 years! We are also proud that most of our staff has been with us for close to a decade!
We have a strong commitment to our employees, customers, vendors and the communities that we serve. It is very important to us to support American Manufacturers and, fortunately, in this business there are still quite a few left.
We thank all of our customers, many of which have become good friends over the years!