Modell’s Sporting Goods is a sporting goods retailer based in the Northeastern United States. It is the largest family own sporting goods chain in the country, operating from New England to Northern Virginia. It carries sporting goods and apparel offering value and quality customer service with a wide range of athletic, sporting goods and active footwear and apparel for the entire family. It was founded in 1889 and continued to grow each year with their belief that their customers and associates are their first and number asset. They are dedicated to proving this by listening, respecting and addressing the needs of their associates and customers. As of 2008, it has 137 retail locations in 10 states. The company recorded revenue of $635 million in 2007.