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Parker Compound Bows

Parker Compound Bows
Parker Compound Bows® was founded in 1984 by Robert (Bob) Errett. Bob is a West Virginia native who began his archery career in 1975 with Bear Archery®. During this period, Bob was both an employee and friend of the legendary Fred Bear. For ten years, that relationship included an annual week at Fred Bear's hunting camp in northern Michigan. It's obvious that Fred Bear was a huge influence on Bob Errett and Parker's attention to quality and customer satisfaction.

In 1984, Bob left Bear Archery with the intention of starting his own company. The new company was Nationwide Archery, the forerunner of Parker. Nationwide grew rapidly to become a major archery supplier and arrow manufacturer, serving hundreds of archery dealers over the next 17 years. In 1996, the company's major attention was focused toward the manufacture of compound bows, and by 2003 Nationwide Archery was merged into Parker. Today, over 1,200 retail outlets sell Parker Bows. In 2002, recognizing the potential of crossbow seasons over the U.S. and Canada, Parker began developing a new line of crossbows.

Parker has been honored two years running as "The Fastest Growing Manufacturer in Virginia," by Virginia Business Magazine. As well, in two separate years Parker was honored by INC Magazine as the 300th and 231st fastest growing companies in America. Very few companies receive these honors twice.