THE HISTORY OF E. ARTHUR BROWN COMPANY, INC
Eben and Jill Brown have worked side by side in their business for over 35 years. They both began in the corporate world, when Eben realized the opportunity to start a home business. With a passion for computers, and an entrepreneurial spirit, he started selling the Timex Sinclair home computer, which led to authoring a reference book for the Timex Sinclair. After a few years in the industry it was clear, shelf life of computer products was very short, and he began thinking of other ideas.
During this period, Eben spent time shooting in IHMSA Silhouette competitions, as well as hunting. As an avid outdoorsman, Eben learned the skills for reloading and creating more accurate loads. It didn’t take long for Eben to realize this passion could turn into much more. He researched an opportunity to purchase the rights to the BF Arms pistols and, with Jill by his side, launched their business into the hunting and shooting realm.
With the skills and know-how to run a business, Eben learned the ins and outs of gunsmithing, machining and building accuracy. His efforts paid off. By 1997, The EABCO BF pistol quickly began winning records in IHMSA Internationals, IHMSA Australian Nationals and so many more. By 2001, EABCO pistols took the sweep at the IHMSA World Championships; eight out of the top 10 competitors were shooting pistols made by E. Arthur Brown Company!
Eben quickly discovered that he could not run the business and also do the actual production, so he hired current VP, Royce. Together, they developed the 97D Rifle based on the BF falling block frame, and superb accuracy. They produced the 97D rifle for many years, each hand crafted and tested to stand up to the EABCO reputation.
Eben and Jill were ready to take the business to the next level, and by 1999, had partnered with a business attorney and the path of transforming the business into an S-Corp. At the time, they were one of the few businesses that succeeded in this goal. They issued a public stock offering and sold company shares, resulting in over 150 investors. At the end of this process, E. Arthur Brown Company became an official C-Corporation.
Eben and Jill’s children all took their turn working in the business during their teen years. Emily, their daughter rejoined the company in 2008. Emily’s education in business and economics served the company well as she worked with her father on investor relations, marketing and the website side of the business. In the same year, EABCO moved to its current location, with more capacity for expansion.
Over the next several years, EABCO expanded their team, expanded into new markets, increased production and built upon their reputation for accuracy, precision, with a team of vast industry knowledge. Eben and Jill led by their convictions, and faith, and always referred back to Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your plans to the Lord, and he will make your path straight”. They created an atmosphere of respect, trust and family, everyone had a voice. They often accidentally referred to their team of adult professionals as “the kids”.
EABCO Accuracy barrel lines continued to expand under the watchful eye of then production manager, Royce. EABCO added scope bases and premium parts like locking bolts, barrel nuts and so much more. They made strategic partnerships with many other manufacturers as well, to provide customers with more selection: other barrel brands, stocks, triggers and so many other items to improve their builds and their accuracy.
In early 2022, Eben moved into the Chairman of the Board role, and named Emily the President of E. Arthur Brown Company. EABCO continues tremendous growth and expansion, moving into international markets and making significant strides in growing the EABCO Accuracy Barrels brand.
Under Emily’s direction, she wants to keep the “small business” family feel for her close-knit team, but also give them opportunities to expand their careers and grow with the company.
“I feel very blessed to lead this team of knowledgeable and hard working people, and I pray that God give me the wisdom to do a good job for them, for our great customers and shareholders.”
For over 35 years, E. Arthur Brown Company has helped hunters and shooters improve the accuracy of their firearms by offering premium barrels and products. Our foundation is based on the integrity and skill of our team, and our passion to see our customers reach their full potential.
Why shop with EABCO?
#1: Our premium match-grade rifle and pistol Accuracy barrels for T/C Encore, Pro Hunter, Contender G2, Savage, Remington 700, Ruger 10/22 and AR15/AR10.
#2: We carry only the best in scope mounts, parts, triggers, stocks and other upgrades. We’re not a big box store that carries everything, we specialize in premium products.
#3: We are a team on a mission to answer your questions, solve problems, advise, repair and replace… whatever it takes to get and keep you shooting accurately!
Our mission is to serve hunters and shooters by equipping them with premium accuracy products,
so they can seek their God-given passions and achieve their greatest potential.