Gellco Shoes opened in Fort Smith, AR in February 1983 at 4128 Wheeler Ave. Gellco Shoes, Fort Smith was started by the Stowe Family who owned and operated Gellco Clothing and Shoes, Inc. in Tulsa, OK since the 1950's.The first store building in Fort Smith was very small and actually part of a house.
Richard Craft, current owner of Gellco Outdoors went to work for the Stowe's in the summer of 1983. During the 1980's, Gellco primarily focused on work and safety footwear and the mobile service industry. The business continued to grow and Gellco moved to 2817 S. Zero in 1985 and in early 2000 to it's current location at 4600 S. Zero.
Gellco Outdoors has evolved over the years by adding new products and categories to their product offering to the consumers in the River Valley. Customers requested new products and Gellco responded to their wishes.
"I have always tried to carry quality products and give our customers great customer service at a fair price." Craft said. This formula has worked since 1983 and thanks goes to our loyal customers for their support.