Bob Frey was born and raised in Maryland and still resides here in Catonsville, Maryland. When Bob was 6 years old he met a friend who he would latter go into business with, that friend was named Tim Scruggs. Bob and Tim both worked with machinery all their lives so when Tim Scruggs left Joss cues to start his own pool cue making business he asked Bob Frey to come into business with him. From 1977 to 1985 Bob Frey and Tim Scruggs created some of the most beautiful, well-made and sought after cues on the East Coast and soon around the world. Word caught on quick of the craftsmanship being put out from Tim Scruggs Cues and so began Tim’s reputation as one of the greatest cue makers ever. To this day Tim Scruggs Cues are getting harder and more expensive to acquire. If you have a Tim Scruggs cue that needs repair work please contact us, we have Tim’s blessing!
In 1986 Bob Frey Sr. had to leave his position of co-owner\master builder at Tim Scruggs Cues to be closer to home and his family needs. Bob bounced around doing construction but always had that desire to get back to his true love, building pool cues. After a work injury sidelined Bob he then decided to give the pool cue business another try. Bob then bought the equipment needed to build his unique style of custom cues and now famous Sneaky Pete’s.
Enter Bob Frey Jr.
Business was going well so Bob needed some help, he enlisted his son Bob Frey Jr. who turns out also has the creative gene in his blood for creating unique pool cues. Bobby just finished a custom cue that was SOLD in 2 weeks after completion, it was a beauty and only $1300. Bobby is following in his father’s footsteps and has helped turn out some real beautiful sticks, approved and critiqued by dad of course, Bobby say’s “I learn something every day, the master makes sure I get it right..haha.” “ Sure, it is frustrating at times but dad focuses on every detail, do it right or don’t do it is his credo.” “Seeing the pieces of art we hand make from start to finish makes the hard work worth it. I plan to continue doing the same way for a long time, the “Frey Way”
The Frey family logo:
One day in the shop Little Bob, Bob’s grandson, wanted to help too. Bob set him up on the mill drawing screen and let Little Bob go. Without too much help or suggestions Little Bob came up with the signature “F” that graces every stick.
Little Bob passed away recently but his memory will live on forever with every hand made Frey cue.
We miss you.
Bob Sr. and Bob Jr. continue to build cues to this day from their home shop and are currently taking orders for custom cues and the Famous Bob Frey Sneaky Pete’s cues. Bob still builds his cues the old fashion way “The Frey Way” but any changes you would like on any cue purchased from Frey Cues is fine with them, within reason. The Bob’s can be reached Monday-Friday 9am-3pm EST or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I you are in the calling area give us a call at 410-747-7392 or send an email and Bob will call you to help you customize your cue order. We can’t wait for you to join the Frey family!