In 1978 Don and Marella Stephens started Pitman Creek Wholesale in Somerset, Kentucky near the Lake Cumberland tributary where the company gets its name. Initially the company was a custom lure manufacturer and evolved into a full line tackle distributor. James S. Coffey purchased the company in 1993 and moved the company to Stanford, Kentucky. At that time the company primarily focused on central Kentucky tackle shops and marinas. Pitman Creek, now located in Danville, Kentucky (with a satellite warehouse in Stanford, KY), services over 2,000 retail locations in 49 states and several foreign countries. We sell only to stocking dealers. We are not your competition, but your business partner.
Pitman Creek specializes in the bass market, providing its dealers with leading edge products, hard to find special color items, and proven favorites. If you want to set your store apart by having the new items first or the hard to find products, Pitman Creek Wholesale is your source.
We currently stock over 26,000 items from over 240 vendors. Need a special order from a manufacturer? We gladly place special orders from most of the vendors in our catalog. Need a special color not found in mainstream market? We offer over 2,000 different custom color/size combinations.
Need next day service? Our sales representatives will get your order out our door and delivered to yours. Our sales people are located in our warehouse and not at a remote location.
Left to right: Don Stephens, Marella Stephens, James Coffey