Gander Mountain Company operates the nation's largest retail network of stores specializing in hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Gander Mountain, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, was founded in 1960. In April 2004, we completed our initial public offering of common stock which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: “GMTN”.
Gander Mountain stores offer a unique retail experience through our combination of a broad assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical and casual apparel and footwear, outdoor accessories, and expert services, including gunsmith, archery, ATV and marine services.
Our stores feature national, regional and local brands as well as the company's owned brands. Our store associates’ extensive product knowledge and outdoor-related experience enable us to provide unmatched customer service. Nearly all of our stores have a Gander Mountain Lodge, which is an in-store meeting room where we provide hunter and firearms safety classes, outdoor-skills seminars and which we make available for community use. Focused on our "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories.
At the end of 2007, there were 115 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 23 states - Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
In December 2007, we acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters. Overton's product line is extensive, ranging from wakeboards, water skis, wetsuits and related water sports accessories, to marine electronics, boat covers, lifts and seats, maintenance and safety products, apparel, footwear, and other marine accessories. The company's products are sold through a multi-channel approach that includes catalogs, a Website www.overtons.com and retail showrooms. Overton’s, headquartered in Greenville, NC, was founded in 1970.
The Gander Mountain brand has over a 45 year heritage of strong appeal and relevance to consumers who participate in outdoor sports and recreational activities. The Gander Mountain brand was founded in Wilmot, Wisconsin, in 1960 as a catalog operation, which over time was augmented with retail stores.