The History of Brian’s Custom Pro Shop – From Goalie Gear to Skate Specialists!
Brian’s Custom Pro Shop was originally located in Kingsville Ontario. It was started by Sonny Stomp as a general sporting goods store in the 1970’s. In 1979, Brian Heaton joined up with Sonny and began the manufacturing of Brian’s goalie equipment in 1979 out of the store in Kingsville. On October 6, 1989, Joe Frei Sr. took ownership of the retail end of the business. Soon, the business, expanded to a larger location in Kingsville, and added a second location in Windsor Ontario in May of 1993.After years as a general sporting goods store, hockey and figure skating became the primary focus, and to this day we are leaders in those 2 key areas. We are fitting specialists in the ice skate trade, and are world renown for our expertise in custom fitting, blade alignment, skate sharpening, blade profiling/contouring, and skate and equipment repairs and modifications.
Our skills have brought us to Lake Placid, the Torino and Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2 IIHF World Championships of Hockey (where Joe Frei Jr. was awarded a Gold Medal in 2010 and a Bronze Medal in 2011 with the National Men’s Czech Republic hockey team), and throughout the world including Germany, Italy, Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia and throughout North America.We have had the opportunity to work with some of the top players and figure skaters in the world, including Jaromir Jagr, Saku Koivu, Chris Pronger, Dany Heatley, Zack Kassian, Shizuka Arakawa, Todd Eldredge, and dozens of others. We pride ourselves in customer service and treat all of our customers like pros. We are committed to making sure you are set up just like one, no matter your budget or skill level . We look forward to helping you achieve you’re your ultimate goal in hockey and figure skating, so come and see one of skate technicians today!