Cleland’s Outdoor World started in 1967, in Gary and Theresa Cleland’s home on Garden Road when Gary was working as an aircraft mechanic. Gary combined his mechanical skills with his passion for firearms, and began repairing firearms in his garage. Soon after, Theresa became involved and saw a demand for firearms and accessories.
As the business grew, so did Gary and Theresa’s family. Eventually, the garage wasn’t big enough and they moved the business to Airport Hwy. There, children Chad, Matt and Angie were raised in the back office of the shop, while Gary and Theresa worked long hours to grow the business and serve the hunting and firearms needs of northwest Ohio.
Eventually, as Chad and Matt grew into the business, the pistol range and archery department were added. Chad and Matt also developed into world-class shooters, Chad in blackpowder and Matt in archery. They both still hold records today in their respective sports. Gary and Theresa’s grandson Ben Cleland continues the family tradition, as the reigning 2013 National Field Archery Association Mens Professional Champion.
Gary and Theresa pride themselves on professional service delivered by experienced hunters and shooters. Many a customer and friend have become employees of Cleland’s Outdoor World, bringing their passion and experience to customers who have come to rely upon Cleland’s Outdoor World.
Cleland’s Outdoor World now provides extensive services to the hunting and shooting community.