Company Information

1800 N Mason Rd
Katy, TX, 77449 United States
(281) 646-5200

ACADEMY, LTD. Rankings

#114 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (November 2014)

Top 3 Competitors

Unlock access to over 100 million contacts! Starting at only $50 per user/month*

  • Up-to-the moment intelligence helps you set strategy, prepare for sales calls, and close business.
  • Easy-to-read reports on over 85 million companies and 900 industries build your understanding of the companies you work with.
  • Reports are written by real industry experts. Their summaries save you hours of research.

Unlock a Hoover's Basic Subscription.
To talk to a Business Information Consultant please call (866) 473-3932

*Prices reflect per user/per month cost based on an annual subscription for a minimum of 5 users.


ACADEMY, LTD. Company Profile

Academy is near the head of the class among sporting goods retailers. It's one of the leading full-line sporting goods chains in the US with more than 160 Academy Sports + Outdoors stores in Texas and about a dozen other southeastern states. Academy's low-frills stores carry clothing, shoes, and equipment for almost any sport and outdoor activity, including camping, golf, hunting, fishing, and boating. The company, which also operates a catalog and e-commerce site, dates back to a San Antonio tire shop opened by Max Gochman in 1938. The business moved into military surplus items and during the 1980s began focusing on sports and outdoor goods. Academy was acquired by the investment firm KKR in 2011.