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History

Our Story.


Harold Schmidt busy setting up appointments

Jones Brothers Distributing Company, located at 115 West Third Street in Little Rock, was opened in 1924 by Calvin Jones, Sr. and his three young sons - Calvin Jr., Madison, and Monroe. They owned and operated Gem Billiards and sold and serviced pool and snooker tables in Central Arkansas. Calvin Jr. eventually became sole owner of the business.

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 working on antique rails

In 1959, Calvin Jones Jr. became seriously ill and asked Harold Schmidt to purchase Jones Brothers from him. The name Jones Brothers was not changed because of its long-time recognition as the sole billiard supply house in Arkansas. They moved to business to 313 West Third Street in Little Rock.

Harold, Gwen, And Bob checking out some of their work.

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.

Construction of Jones Bros current store in 1981.

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

501-372-0168
Fax: 501-372-1115
Email: jonsepooltables@aol.com


Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm

In Business Since 1924