Vail Valley Bizwatch: Rock Hard Putters
Vail, CO, Colorado
Business name: Rock Hard Putter Company
Date opened: May, 2010.
Owners: Chuck Hair and Tom Seaman.
Mail: P.O. Box 4112, Edwards, 81632
What goods or services do you provide? Rock Hard Putter Company was formed to manufacture and sell unique granite-headed putters.
What’s new or exciting at your place? Our company has been invited to participate in Demo Day at the Eagle Ranch Golf Club on June 20 along with some of the largest names in golf, including Titleist, Taylor Made, Nike and Cobra. It will be the company’s biggest introduction to date and we are looking forward to as much golfer feedback we can get.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Good putting is more feel than technology. Rock Hard Putters feel as wonderful as they look.
What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? Rock Hard Putters are manufactured to the highest quality standards. The putters will be sold in pro shops around the country and will also be available for ordering online at the company’s web site – http://www.RockHardPutters.com. We’ve priced our putters between $135 and $175. They are available with standard length shafts or with long putter shafts. With a minimum of proper handling and care, these putters should last a lifetime.
Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: An alumni of Clemson University, Chuck Hair has an entrepreneurial background. He has owned a number of successful businesses. He and Tom Seaman own and manage Custom Refinements LLC, a local remodeling construction company.
Tom Seaman,is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has a masters degree in international management from Thunderbird and has completed the Executive Program in Business Administration from Columbia University. He has 20 years experience in management and corporate finance.
What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? We’re very proud of our slogan: Go ahead, play with something you love!