Who are we? To put it simply, were a close group of weirdos that love BMX. We love it enough to make it our lives, forgoing any shot at millions of possible salary dollars at high-tech companies throughout the Greater Central Texas area. We do not have a mission statement, we are just going to do our best to provide you with the goods you need to make BMX what you want it to be for yourself. If this is your first time here, your 100th, or your last, we thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you. @empirebmx
Tina Williams: She runs the show, babysits the rest of us, and pays the bills. With her son Owen in the mix, Tina does not put in a full 40 hour work week, but she she still manages to get the job done, and then some. Without her, it would be strippers and booze in the ramp room, and we would be closed within a month! @empirebmx
Thomas Williams: Owens babydaddy talks more than he works, but finds the time to handle purchasing manager duties, website upkeep, Boddington nitro-can swilling, and after-hour coping slapping. If you are riding the ramp after hours, he will come and find you. @empirebmx
Adam Roye: Team manager, retail liason, art director, and emotional rollercoaster. He is responsible for Empires art direction, love of Texas rap, and general sense of good will and harmony. No one knows for sure where his allegiance lies, Williamson County or Westlake, but he seems like a decent enough dude. @lil_boy_blue
Taylor Brown: General Manager, connoisseur of YouTube videos, holder of many titles. A renaissance man if ever there was one, TSB will wow you with vast knowledge of many subjects, ranging from the intricacies of Vespa licensing, spider venom toxicity, and SRAM diagnostics. Fondly known as "The Professor" and "TaBronie", no other human shares as much chimpanzee DNA as Taylor.
Nathan Hostick: Steiner Ranch's finest son, Hoss is indeed the boss. Backyard ramp technician, accomplished artist, rider of a T-1 Barcode, and the fastest bike-builder in the Southwest, Nathan might seem soft-spoken and impervious to any shop-related stresses, but his spirit burns with the intensity of 1000 suns. @hosstintx
Colby Moody: retail assassin, video-camera-using superhuman, Instagram posting legend, and the Southside's finest son. Colby handles most of Empire's social media output, so give his work a high Yelp score plz @slantsforme
Pierre Pierros: Wheelbuilding superhuman, or semi-employed nomad on a quest for fire? When he is actually in the store for more than five minutes at a time, we will ask him. His best work is done in a hot North Austin garage, listening to a frightening loop of Alex Jones podcasts and Baker 3 youtube clips
Brad Thibodeaux: Behind the scenes 99% of the time, Brad handles the bulk of our shipping duties. If you call in and place an order, Brad is most likely the person behind the phone, so make sure to 5-star Yelp review this all-American bad ass!
Rickard Broaddus: facilities manager and EV technician. Rickard usually is hidden in the shed out back, but you might see him poke his head out if he hears the words "2-stroke engine"
Chad: no last name, just Chad or Big Chad to his homies. this specimen handles most local phone inquiries, and is unparalleled at product recommendations and spoke length calculations