Schmelke is located in the rolling hills of Northwest Wisconsin. We have been in business for over forty years. Today, Schmelke sells both one and two-piece billiard cues, cases and accessories throughout the United States and Europe and Canada. We now reside in a 15,000+ square foot manufacturing facility. Schmelke Cues began with Duard and Richard Schmelke, brothers who enjoyed playing pool. They saw a need for custom quality cues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and began making custom cues in a small shop behind their home. In the late 1940's Duard decided to make two-piece cues on his own and remained a one-man operation until 1969. In 1969 his son, Jim, joined him in making billiard cues.