Professional’s Choice, a leader in equine sports medicine products, has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Southern California to Oklahoma City. The relocation is part of Professional’s Choice’s ongoing commitment to fostering innovative growth and enhancing operational efficiencies.
"We are excited to welcome Professional's Choice to Oklahoma City. We realize how rare it is for a family-run business to move its headquarters, and we are thrilled they chose our community to continue their growth" said Christy Gillenwater, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. "Both Oklahoma City and Professional’s Choice are leaders in the equine industry, and we look forward to a long partnership together.”
“The relocation of our headquarters to Oklahoma City marks a pivotal moment for our company’s history,” said Michele Scott, executive vice president of Professional’s Choice. “We are excited this move to Oklahoma City will allow us to expand the vision of my family’s dreams in providing premier products for horses and their owners, which has always been the primary focus and intention in which our founders, Dal and Nina Scott, set forth when starting Professional's Choice in 1976.”
Oklahoma's deep roots and rich history within the equine industry played a key role in the decision to relocate, said company CEO Monty Crist.
“The state offers a number of advantages for our business, including a much larger warehouse, proximity to our customers and a highly skilled workforce. We believe that this move will allow us to continue growing our business and offer new products to our loyal customers.”
Professional’s Choice currently has over 50 employees, several of whom plan to relocate. The company is also planning to hire an additional 20 to 30 employees in Oklahoma over the next several years. The relocation is expected to be completed by April 2024.
Oklahoma City proudly holds the unofficial title of the “Horse Show Capital of the World.” The Jim Norick Arena at the OKC Fairgrounds has hosted numerous national and international equine championship events over the years. Equine events continue to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Oklahoma City, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. Construction is underway on a 216,000-square-foot, $126 million coliseum to replace the Jim Norick Arena in 2025.