Tower Hobbies History

Having Fun Since 1971


In 1971, founder Bruce Holecek started Tower Hobbies with little more than a passion for RC and $800 savings. Now, many years later, hobbyists around the world come to us every day for the best products from their favorite brands, at competitive prices and backed with expert support — enjoying outstanding service at every step, done the way only Tower Hobbies can.

Throughout our long and unique history, Tower Hobbies has strived to make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Though it might seem quaint now, we were the first in the industry to provide our customers with toll-free “800” phone order lines. We launched our award-winning website in 1995, right on the cutting edge of online marketing.

Most importantly, we’ve always remained committed to a "customer comes first" approach in everything we do. When Horizon Hobby took ownership of Tower Hobbies in 2018, we were able to bring you an unprecedented lineup of best-selling brands — becoming a one-stop shop for items from Axial®, ARRMA®, E-flite®, Losi®, Spektrum®, RealFlight® and many, many more of the finest, most popular hobby manufacturers.

Tower Hobbies would like to thank you for your continued support. Keep your eyes on We look forward to helping you enjoy your hobby to the fullest for a long time to come, with excellence in service, selection, and support that has been over 50 years in the making.