In the early 1930s, Calvin Jones Jr. met Harold Schmidt, a traveling salesman for the A.E. Schmidt Company in St. Louis and they became fast friends and business associates.
Bob Schmidt, Harold's son, got his start in the family business working for his father as an apprentice billiard mechanic in the 1970's, covering pool tables, sewing leather pockets, installing pool tables. In 1973, Bob came to Little Rock to become a full time billiard mechanic.
In 1976, Jones Brothers began selling the Brunswick pool table line and the retail business grew. They eventually closed the billiard room and divided the space in half - a showroom on one side and a table workshop and warehouse in the other.
In 1981, Jones Brothers moved from its old location at 313 W. Third Street in Little Rock to its custom-built, 10,000 square foot building at 309 W. Broadway in North Little Rock. During that same year, Bob Schmidt took over the management of the business.
In 2001, cousin James Spangler joined Jones Brothers and represents the sixth generation of Schmidts in the family business.
Jones Brothers Distributing Co
309 Broadway Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm