In 1946 shortly after returning from 3 years in the US Army during World War II, Stan Chilton established Chilton Vending and Billiards. The business grew rapidly and became known for excellent service, honesty and always using the latest equipment. In 1998, the vending and amusement division of the company was sold to a national publicly-traded company. The retail billiards division continued to operate. The store has received Brunswick’s “Top 10 Dealer” award three times in recent years and numerous other awards for customer satisfaction.
In January 2010, 84-year-old Stan Chilton sold his namesake business to Chris Simons, a former employee and business entrepreneur. Chris owned his own lawn care business and began working for Chilton Billiards doing deliveries and installations while he was in college. Simons eventually spun off his own business, 8 Ball Billiards Service, doing recovers and other maintenance work on pool tables — many of which were referred to him by Chilton Billiards. Today Simons plans to continue the same tradition of high standards of excellent service, honesty, and products that Stan Chilton established in 1946.
Chilton Billiards continues to display the largest number of pool tables (45 +) and bar stools (300) in South Central Kansas. We provide the same quality of game room products and service that have made us the #1 Billiard and Game room store in the area. Visit our showroom in downtown Wichita to see our full line of game room tables, furniture, accessories, hot tubs and spas.