Our Story

WHO WE ARE

Gearhead Outfitters exists to create a positive shopping experience for our guests. Gearhead is known for its relaxed environment, specialized inventory and customer service for those pursuing an active lifestyle. True to our local roots, we employ local residents of each city we operate in, support local organizations, and strive to build relationships within our communities. 

 

Founder, Ted Herget, started the business in a friend’s living room in Jonesboro, Ark., in 1997. It soon moved into a 700 sq. ft. store where it thrived for five years before moving into a downtown location on Main Street in 2003. As an anchor store for the revitalization of downtown Jonesboro, the store helped bring new life to the historic location.

 

In 2006, Gearhead opened its second location in Jonesboro’s Mall at Turtle Creek. Gearhead also owns and operates Northeast Arkansas’s largest full service bike shop, Gearhead Cycle House. The Cycle house is Arkansas’ only Shimano service center and has the only Specialized Master BG Fit Technician in the region.

 

In 2011, the company branched out to central Arkansas with the opening of a location in Park Plaza Mall in Little Rock. In October of 2013, Gearhead opened a second Little Rock location in the Promenade at Chenal.

 

Gearhead then expanded out of its home state, to Shreveport, La., in 2012, and Springfield, Mo., in 2016.

 

The company also operates three stores in northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, Bentonville and Rogers. 

 

OUR MISSION

To help our customers live active, fulfilling lives by providing quality outdoor-inspired products, backed by deep expertise and remarkable service.

 

OUR BRANDS

We believe strongly in the products we sell, and are very passionate about what we do. We carry only the highest quality brands that help our customers live active, fulfilling lifestyles.