About Us

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About Us

For nearly half a century, AWH has proudly held the coveted title of being Mid-America's top source for all things skateboarding. Since our inception, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a comprehensive range of skateboarding equipment, catering to everyone from curious beginners to die-hard enthusiasts.

The year was 1973, and the world of skateboarding was on the brink of a revolution. It was the year when the urethane wheel, a game-changing innovation, rolled onto the scene, transforming the very essence of skateboarding itself. Recognizing the immense potential, we took a bold step and expanded our retail hobby store to include a substantial skateboard department. The results were nothing short of astounding – our sales soared beyond our wildest expectations, and we found ourselves constantly striving to keep our shelves stocked. 

At that time, the skateboard industry was in dire need of a reliable distribution network. Skateboarders and retailers alike had to navigate a maze of orders from various manufacturers, often enduring frustratingly long waiting times for their products. AWH was born in 1976 to address this pressing issue, and since then, we've remained steadfast in our mission to revolutionize skateboard distribution. 

Over the decades, AWH has weathered the highs and lows of the industry, always with our unwavering commitment to our customers at the forefront. Today, we proudly stand as the preeminent skateboard distributor in the Mid-West, a testament to our enduring relationships with partners who have been with us since our humble beginnings. Our roots lie deep in the retail business, which is why we intimately understand the unique needs and challenges of retailers. 

Our team of knowledgeable and passionate salespeople is dedicated to one thing above all else: customer satisfaction. With years of personal involvement in the skateboarding world, our sales reps possess an unparalleled understanding of the industry. They are your trusted guides, ready to steer you toward the perfect products tailored to your specific size and needs. 

If you're looking to immerse yourself in the thrilling and fast-paced world of skateboarding, AWH is your ideal partner. Our commitment to prompt, error-free shipping sets us apart, ensuring that AWH remains the preferred source for all your skateboard supplies. Join us on this exciting journey and let AWH help you get started – because at AWH, skateboarding isn't just a business; it's our passion.