Austin Billiards is the premier retailer of billiard tables, supplies and service in Austin, as well as a significant portion of the central Texas, Highland Lakes and I-35 corridor areas. Family owned and operated locally since 1971, Austin Billiards is also the pre-eminent provider of shuffleboard tables, cues and cases, disc golf, game room and bar furniture, lights, foosball, darts and much more.
Austin Billiards is all about American made products when it comes to billiard and shuffleboard tables. As such, we are the exclusive dealer for Waterloo Billiards, Connelly Billiards and Championship Shuffleboard in the Austin area. Each of these companies are American manufacturers of fine pool and shuffleboard tables with production facilities located right here in Texas. Quality, workmanship and integrity are the cornerstone of the American labor force and economy and each product from these Texas companies carries a lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship and represents our pledge to our customers with every pool and shuffleboard table we sell.
Jim is the epitome of experience and knowledge in the billiard industry. Jim is also the owner and executive general manager of Austin Billiards (Established in 1971 in Austin, Texas by Jim’s father, Eric Teggeman). Austin Billiards has held its position for many years as the premier retailer of billiard tables, supplies and service in Austin, as well as a significant portion of the central Texas, Highland Lakes and I-35 corridor areas.
Jim has worked over 20 years in all segments of the business; from delivery and setup to his current role in which he handles all aspects of the business and its daily operations. Jim executes the company’s forecasting, financials, inventory, product development and placement, marketing, advertising, sales as well as the day to day managerial functions.
Jim is considered a billiards industry expert among his peers and is often called upon for consulting services with billiard table manufacturing companies and other associated industry companies. In these roles, Jim has helped in the design and manufacturing of several lines of pool tables and played a major role in launching the marketing efforts of a startup cue and game package company. Jim has his finger on the pulse of the billiards industry and does so with a working knowledge based on a historical perspective, with insight into trends and innovations.
Jim is a devoted husband and father to two wonderful daughters. Jim is a huge college football and basketball fan and is almost always in attendance for games of the local university. Jim is a golfer and has been known to throw a fishing line or two into the Gulf of Mexico. Jim is very close to his father (who remains an active advisor in the company) as well as his two sisters and their families.
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Phone: (512) 454-2146
Rell began his professional life as a research analyst in one of America’s most respected research and revenue estimating organizations under Texas’ infamous State Comptroller Bob Bullock. While in this role, Rell became interested in the state legislative activities of the department and within a few years, elevated himself to eventually lead the agency’s legislative analysis and implementation operations. With ten years of experience in working the maze of Texas legislative politics under his belt, Rell was brought on as the Legislative Director of the Texas Telephone Association; an organization representing over 60 telecommunications companies doing business in Texas. With an association comprised of billion dollar Fortune 500 companies to small mom and pop phone companies, Rell co-coordinated and helped lead the most sweeping de-regulation and statutory re-write of telecommunications law to date in Texas. Rell would continue his successful legislative affairs career for several more years as an independent consultant and lobbyist for numerous banks, savings and loans and telecom companies.
In 2004, Rell was asked to join a longtime friend and highly successful Dell Computer early retiree in the restaurant business, as head of corporate sales and catering. In addition to its successful restaurant operations, the iconic local Austin restaurant Mangia would also become one of Austin’s top corporate catering companies. Employing the traditional sales and marketing methods involving snail mail, phone calls and shoe leather, Rell expanded the company’s sales capabilities by bringing Mangia into the electronic age with innovative sales and marketing campaigns, including website, Facebook, Twitter, and email. Rell’s efforts combined with solid ownership management and hard work has allowed Mangia to enjoy annual double digit growth in catering sales and a “Top 25” ranking among Austin’s elite catering companies for five consecutive years.
Rell is the proud father of two children and husband of 27 years to his lovely wife. Whether he’s at the game or watching on TV or his laptop, Rell is an avid college football fan. Rell is a lifelong golfer and combines the passion for that sport with shooting a limit of dove every year near his hometown of Brownwood, Texas. Enjoy a backyard BBQ of salmon or pork tenderloin fresh out of the smoker; you’ll be welcome year around and feel right at home at the Rice’s.
Phone: (512) 791-4710