Horizon Hobby's History
Rick Stephens and several family members and some local professionals opened the doors of the first Horizon Hobby in 1985. They quickly became one of the most popular and loved distributors of radio controlled models.
They sell various grades of radio control models as well as Athearn train models to both hobby retailers as well as sell directly to the consumer.
Today they are an international distributor with a home base office located in Illinois, USA. There are other distribution centers that located in California, France, England China and Germany.
Horizon Hobby is an employee owned company. There are close to one thousand employees who happily sell their product around the world.
Horizon Hobby is the parent company of Blade Helis, e-flite, Evolution, Hangar 9, Park Zone, Hobby Zone, Losi, Force RC, ProBoat, Vaterra and Dynamite RC (makers of battery chargers, nitro engines and speed controllers). In addition, they are the exclusive distributors of JR Radios across North America.
Horizon Hobby's Values
Horizon Hobby is a company that is and has always been passionate about one thing and that is to help individuals have fun with their hobbies as well as providing the ability to purchase quality material.
Superior customer service is an essential part in making the customer get the best experience possible.
RC (radio controls) are ready and because the company loves this type of hobbies as much as you do, they do not buy products that are mass produced and put their name of it. Products that bear the name of Horizon Hobby are developed and tested by experts who have years of experience.
The commitment of the company goes deeper and for that reason, customers will find the best service in the industry. Not only is any question a phone call away, but there are free online resources available as well as warranties available for repairs.
What makes Horizon Hobby's unique?
Horizon Hobby invests in their community through the “Hobbies for Good” program. Monies are raised for cancer research as well a homeless shelters and victims of natural disasters. Those who are associated with Horizon Hobby love to participate in meaningful causes that can make a positive impact on individual lives and the community.
“Horizonites” can be found around town, helping youth groups, schools and clubs to find their joy and passion through hobbies.
Just for fun, RC vehicles and aircraft models are sent to the military so they can enjoy some fun while serving their country.
The company and the employees realize that they are part of something bigger and they can make a positive impact on the lives of many individuals.