Bois Blanc Sports was founded in 2011 by current CEO Ethan McAfee. Bois Blanc Island is a very small island in Lake Huron. Persons spending their summers there had a great deal of free time. McAfee grew up playing various sports, including a few that they “invented” using tennis rackets or other types of rackets. Quality equipment was difficult to come by and Bois Blanc Sports was born.
Today, the company sells a variety of sporting equipment, including a racket game called Pickle Ball, sunglasses, health supplements and sun wear such as hats.
Bois Blanc Sports is listed as #105 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The company has a 3 year growth rate of 3,248% and annual revenue in 2014 of $9.7 million. Bois Blanc Sports has 17 employees with 16 of these jobs being added during the past 3 years.
The company is also listed as #8 on the Inc. list of Top Retail Companies, #8 on their list of Top Washington D.C. Companies as well as taking the #2 spot on the Inc. list of Top Virginia companies.