The #1 Home Recreational Showroom in the Delaware Valley
Family–owned since 1982
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!
Meet the team
Meet our our salesman James. Part of our team for over 25 years, James works in the showroom and to keep things running at every level.
Meet our General Manage and Pool Table Service Expert, Kent. Part of the team for over 25 years, Kent is the heartbeat of the business.
Meet our Office Manage and "Stool Guru", Jackie. Part of the team since 2015, Jackie is an integral part of our daily operations.
Meet our salesman and commercial project lead, Dave. Part of the team since 2011, Dave works in the showroom as well as with designers and architects.
The Cog in Our Wheel.
Our team leader, and the proprietor of Royal Billiard & Recreation, Audra is the heartbeat of our team.
In 1982, Audra’s parents, Frank and Connie, opened Royal Billiard & Recreation in Montgomeryville, near 5-points intersection. For the next decade, as they grew the business, Audra had very little interest in joining her family in selling pool tables and other home recreation games.
That’s not to say that Audra didn’t help out! Her first job at the store was preparing pool table rails for installation by stapling the cloth on them. And, as a teenager, her favorite job was “guarding” the hot tubs at night, with her friends’ “help”, when they were in on display in the parking lot. (She’ll readily admit that was more of a party than a job!)
Upon graduating high school, Audra headed off to college and soon started a career as a day trader of municipal bonds. And, for a time, Audra continued her education in Texas. While on summer break in 1993, Audra came back to Pennsylvania to assist her parents at the store. She never planned on staying… but here she still is today!
Why did Audra changer her mind and stay after the summer of ’93? She’ll happily tell you that it was the people. She fell in love with helping customers to find the perfect gaming table for their whole family to enjoy. She also was enjoying rekindling a close relationship with her parents while working with quality products provided by conscientious manufactures.