When Craig Connelly founded Connelly Billiards in 1980, his goal was to manufacture a product that exceeded the level of quality previously offered by other billiard companies. He aspired to meet the diverse billiard needs of his customers by offering complete customization of everything from the legs to the color of the felt. To do this, Connelly consulted with experts in the field to find the very best materials, designs, and options — settling for nothing but the best.
Craig Connelly set up the company headquarters, manufacturing, and sales in Tucson, Arizona, located at Grant and Tucson Boulevard. Over the course of the next several years, customers began to notice the superior quality of the company’s products, and Connelly became one of the top five billiard manufacturers in the country. In 1997, the factory relocated to a larger facility, and the former factory was converted to a 10,000-foot showroom.
In 2011, Connelly Billiards manufacturing moved to Dallas, Texas, and in 2012, the current location of Connelly Billiards opened at 3321 North First Street in Tucson. Connelly billiards are now distributed all over the United States and around the world.