In 1955 with no more than a few boxes of inventory and a friendly welcome for each customer through the door, Ted Davis established what is now a Columbia landmark. The premier place to fill your hunting, sporting and outdoor needs, Ted's is still dedicated to its founding goal: to provide the best product with even better service.
Originally, Ted's was a one-room operation offering army surplus goods. Faye Davis, wife and present owner says, "Ted gathered what products he could find, put the inventory in boxes, since shelves weren't part of the 'budget' and then he'd be himself. That is, he would welcome each customer as a new friend." As his business grew and the store filled, he acquired new space. Ted's is now across the street from its original location.
Through the years Ted turned his friends into loyal customers and his customers into loyal friends. The retail focus shifted from army surplus to sporting goods as Ted translated his personal passion for fishing and hunting into a business he could share with his fellow sportsmen.
After 50 years Ted's family-owned and operated business continues to share its unique character. We offer high-quality products at affordable prices. Check out Ted's Sporting Goods and see for yourself what has made us a local favorite and an upside-down destination. Ted's wants to be your favorite place to shop!