Massey’s Professional Outfitters was founded by sports-loving father and son team Darrell and Larry Massey in 1972. The store originally focused on selling top-quality gear for a wide variety of adventurous team and competitive individual sports. Catering to amateur, collegiate and professional athletes alike, the store grew exponentially during the 1970s and 1980s to include five regional retail locations. In the mid-80s the store downsized and chose to change its focus to recreational sports like skiing and other outdoor activities, including a ski repair shop and indoor lesson facility. The 1990s brought an expanded product line to include backpacking, camping and water sports gear like canoes and kayaks. Today, the company is still family-owned, encompasses five retail stores and several websites, including MasseysOutfitters.com, and additional product lines including athletic clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women, as well as equipment and gear for cycling, skateboarding, surfing and travel.