Christy Sports Acquires Leisure Living Inc. and Expands its Summer Business & Presence in Utah
March 13, 2019
Article originally posted by Christy Sports on March 12, 2019.
LAKEWOOD, CO – March 12, 2019 – Christy Sports LLC, one of the largest specialty retailers and service providers in the Western U.S., today announced that it has acquired Leisure Living, Inc., a specialty Outdoor Furniture retail operator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The acquisition closed on March 11, 2019; financial terms were not disclosed.
Established in 1982 by Marc and Sharon McDonald and Marc’s parents Charles and Beth Ann McDonald, Leisure Living is Salt Lake City’s premier Outdoor Furniture store and known for its outstanding selection of quality outdoor furniture with customer service to match.
Christy Sports is a national leader in Winter Sports specialty retail & service and also a leader in Outdoor Furniture in the Rocky Mountains. “We are very excited about the addition of Leisure Living to our company as it complements our growth strategy and culture. Marc McDonald, his family, and his team have built an amazing business over the last 37 years. We are honored by their trust and confidence in Christy Sports to perpetuate their success into the future,” said Matt Gold, Christy Sports CEO. “The addition of Leisure Living step changes our commercial presence in our second largest state, Utah, and also elevates our strategically important Outdoor Furniture business in the spring & summer months.”
With shared core values, Leisure Living and Christy Sports provide top quality products and exceptional customer service. “Both companies have the same DNA with a dedication to customers and exhibiting a strong work ethic,” said Marc McDonald, Leisure Living CEO. “There is a common desire to treat people right and provide excellent service. “
Christy Sports will continue to adhere to its mission of exceeding customer expectations through outstanding guest service, deep product expertise, and top-quality merchandise. With insight and guidance from Christy Sports, Leisure Living’s daily operations will continue as usual and operate from the existing Salt Lake City location under its current name. “Marc, along with his family and staff, have cultivated a customer-centric culture which is very much akin to ours. We look forward to working together with the Leisure Living team and providing the best year round selection & service for Outdoor Furniture in Utah,” said Dan Fox, Christy Sports VP of Operations.
Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is one of the largest Winter Sports specialty retailers in the nation with more than 55 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Washington. In addition to offering a broad selection of retail merchandise in its stores and through multiple e-commerce sites, Christy Sports is a leading provider of Rental and Equipment Services. During the winter off-season, the Company operates highly professional outdoor businesses including Patio Furniture & Cycling to further inspire & enable our guests’ healthy lifestyles and to leverage our operational infrastructure and passionate employee base. For additional information, visit https://press.christysports.com/.