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A little about Big Chuck:

Chuck Hotchkiss (Big Chuck), President and owner of H & S Custom Design Tack & Gear Boxes:

I am a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree plus 50 hours in Administration. I recently retired from teaching after 30 years in the profession.

Two things that I work hard at and love to do, besides teaching, are playing guitar and carpentry. At a very early age I worked with my grandfather, who was a master carpenter, and realized my love for designing and building things. Twelve years ago I started designing cases for the entertainment field. Playing in bands my whole life made it easy to have the right connections with local groups that were always in need of cases to carry equipment in. We wanted to expand our business to different venues that we felt were not as saturated with similar companies, thus the start of “H & S Custom Design Tack & Gear Boxes.” Over the past eight years we have built a reputation as one of the foremost tack, saddle and custom designed case manufacturers in the business. I am committed to designing the highest quality cases at a very affordable price.

I am very fortunate to have a wonderful family and the support of valued friends that are always willing to help and assist me in any and everyway they can. Their encouragement helps me to stay focused and continue to strive towards excellence.