Paulding County Economic Development Press Release                                 February 14, 2024

New Paulding County Business Back Wall Archery opens 

DEFIANCE – A new full-service archery sales and repair service facility has opened for business.

Back Wall Archery, owned by Thomas Cameron, established business located in Paulding County at County Road 171, Defiance, Ohio 43512, in Ohio on September 20, 2023 and opened up the shop on November 27.

Cameron had been working on his own, his family and some friend’s equipment for a couple years.  During that time, he continued to develop a greater love for archery and working on the related equipment.  The more he worked, the more those he helped encouraged him to go out on his own.  “For years I’ve had the love for archery and loved working on my own bow. I wanted to provide the community with great service, along with fast service, for their archery equipment,” Cameron stated.

With the company now certified in the State of Ohio, Cameron is hoping to work with archers in the region that shoot compound or crossbows.  In addition to providing archery equipment, arrows and accessories, Back Wall Archery is able to provide fletching repair on arrows along with strings and cables on bows.

The company originally reached out to the Paulding County Economic Development (PCED) office for guidance of how to begin.  The office recommended a meeting with Lisa Becher, NW Ohio representative for Ohio Small Business Development.  Using the information provided through those meetings and discussions, the business established and Cameron was able to turn back to the PCED office for additional help.

“Working with Thomas has been great as he dives into his business journey! We tackled his initial hurdles head-on by securing a small business loan and getting him enrolled in our marketing program. These resources, made possible through our collaboration with OhioMeansJobs and the Paulding County Area Foundation, are just some of the ways we’re able to help our local businesses.” shared Kristen Schilt PCED Office Manager.

For questions about the business, inquiries and business hours, contact Cameron at 419-438-6870, or check out Back Wall Archery on Facebook.