With our next Dealer Spotlight, we take a trip to Headquarters Army Navy Store. Inspired by their love of military gear and coming from military families’ owners Kevin Perkins, Terry Devane, Alan Devane and Robert Hunt founded Headquarters Army Navy Store over 30 years ago. Headquarters has two locations in Florida, one in Tampa and another store located about 20 miles down the road in Brandon, Florida.
“One of our biggest compliments is how clean and well organized we are. We defy the stereotype of a dirty, smelly, dark surplus store.” Kevin Perkins
The Army-Navy store carries a wide variety of new and used military gear, as well as outdoor, paintball and airsoft supplies. Their typical customer ranges from military personnel and law enforcement to college students and costume studios for TV and movies. This past November, they even had the opportunity to fulfill a defense contractor bid and supply 50 Softshell Jackets to contractors overseas in Afghanistan.
“Anytime we can help those whose boots are on the ground, makes us very satisfied” Kevin Perkins.
Camo clothing is one of the hottest items on their shelves right now as well as boots and other military apparel. Kevin and the other owners make it a point to listen to their customer’s feedback and modify their inventory based on their customer needs. Hurricane survival supplies is also a common request of Headquarters customers, given their location in Florida.
“The best part of this business is the people. Hearing the stories from those who risked it all for their fellow Americans. Veterans, Police, Fire Fighters, and too many other amazing people who put the safety of others above their own.” Kevin Perkins
Headquarters (Tampa) Military Surplus located at 1450 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613, and Headquarters (Brandon) Military Surplus is located at 146 North Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33510. If you are near the area, stop by and support your local army-navy surplus store.