We’re Kind of a Big Deal! A brief and interesting story of who we are and how we came to be.
Our Hobby Shop opened up in San Antonio, Texas sometime around 2002 as Toys 4 Big Boys. While it was a somewhat fun name you could get a chuckle out of, it was silly, not very descriptive, way overused, and almost impossible to find online. I wouldn’t advise Googling it! Beside, we have women for customers too.
Our name changed to Radio Control Headquarters, or RCHQ in 2007 under the store’s current ownership. We’ve been deliberately slow in adopting the ways of the online world and enjoy our role as a Local hobby shop and an active part of the community. The traditions of the hobby run deep in us and we work very hard at helping people have a good time. It’s a great feeling to help parents get the kids to put down the video game controller and head outside, or give anyone that’s bored and looking for something to do to find a constructive, clean, and affordable pastime. Looking for a diversion? Yup, that’s what we do. Want something new and fun to look forward to doing on the weekend? This is the right place. … and if we make enough money to pay our employees and stay in business while we’re at it … all the better!
In 2011 we purchased the remainder of 2nd Chance Hobbies and launched ourselves into the Model Airplane business and our fun has been airborne ever since
Like they say on the dating sites, if you made it this far, you must be interested, but we better wrap this up … we don’t want you to meet somebody else. So while we were celebrating being a regular old LHS and dealing with our customers face to face somewhere along the line the world changed on us and it ain’t changing back. A lot of people – and we don’t mean anyone reading this – don’t seem to care so much about old dinosaur service based companies like ours; cheap and convenient are a sign of the times.
We figured we’re too old to start a boy band, but we need to do something to keep the dream alive then it came to us: maybe we could do an even better job for our customers if we could bundle our personal service and expertise along with the convenience of online shopping. And out of that blinding flash of the obvious this website was born.
There’s a whole lot more things of interest, hopefully a few smiles, and a lot of information about our beloved pastime on this website and we hope you enjoy yourself while you browse and check back in with us often. We try to never take ourselves to seriously and that’s what this site is about, however when it’s time to do some serious shopping for the items you need, please head on over to www.RCHQhobbies.com