Watson's is now Family Leisure
* VIDEO SHOT AT OUR INDIANAPOLIS LOCATION *
J & J Distributing Company was founded in 1967 and has been a leading supplier of leisure products ever since. Our founder William Watson began our company as a vending machine distributor located near downtown Cincinnati. By 1969, J & J Distributing Company saw a demand for a reliable local swimming pool and billiards table distributor. William Watson promptly integrated these items into our product offering and we soon became the city's largest supplier of swimming pools. We changed our name to Watson’s to reflect the importance of the family atmosphere, even during company growth. We have consistently sought to understand and cater to the needs of our customers, always expanding our product offering as customer needs evolve. Over time, our stores have spread across country, even online, and we have changed our name from Watson’s to Family Leisure to better communicate the familiar, caring, and relaxing atmosphere that we cherish.
Since 1967, Family Leisure has expanded to house store locations in Indianapolis, Birmingham, Nashville, San Antonio, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Memphis. We have made our products available to the entire continental U.S. through our eCommerce site, FamilyLeisure.com. We offer full service teams at each location to facilitate a memorably warm and supportive customer experience that is present before, during and after each purchase.
Calling Every Family Member!
Family Leisure promotes relaxation of the highest order for the entire family. Our product offering has expanded to include pool tables, trampolines, tanning beds, spas, above ground pools, inground pools, patio furniture, game tables, custom fireplaces, outdoor and indoor bars, all of the fixings for outdoor kitchens and more.
We Serve a Purpose.
We saw a need in the leisure industry, and we aim to fill it. Oftentimes, leisure product shoppers have to choose between either mass merchant stores or specialty retailers. Mass merchant stores offer low prices and in-stock products, but offer little or no service. Specialty retailers offer high-quality products and attentive service, but shoppers pay high prices and have to wait for specialty items to arrive. Family Leisure bridges the gap between mass merchants and specialty retailers. We provide higher quality products, attentive service, huge warehouses full of in-stock items, and we sell at the lowest price.
For over 40 years, our mission has remained the same. We work tirelessly to meet customer needs by creating a partnership with shoppers. We win trust and build our customer base by fostering family-like relationships, handpicking quality products and offering them at the lowest prices possible.
We work to treat customers like a part of our own families. We foster a community-focused atmosphere at each store location. The family-like feeling permeates each level of the store, including employee-to-employee interactions and employee-to-customer relationships. Many of our store locations host community-based activities to reinforce this atmosphere. Besides placing a high value on face-to-face kindness, Family Leisure works to deliver trustworthy deals on each transaction.
We Trust our Products.
We work tirelessly before the customer even arrives to ensure that our products are of the highest quality. Our industry experts travel to distributors worldwide to design, produce and handpick our products. We continuously work closely with our product suppliers to perfect our offerings, and we hold suppliers to the highest standards.
We Offer the Lowest Prices.
We sell our products at lower prices than most of our competitors. That doesn’t mean we pick the “cheapest” products. Rather, it denotes that we have worked for decades to establish long-standing vendor relationships, a high buying power and a renowned ability to move a volume of products. Our low prices are a hard-earned fruit of our industry labors.