Altus Brands, LLC is the culmination of a long time desire of the three founders to own and grow a company while contributing to the outdoor sporting community and industry. In 2008 the timing was right to branch out and begin this journey. A partnership was formed, resources committed, strategy developed and responsibilities assigned.
Altus Brands, LLC brings you the finest in outdoor sporting equipment, from superior hearing protection to reliable weapon storage and accessories, and so much more!
Acquired in mid 2008 from the founder of Ridgeline, Inc. Ridgeline started in his garage outside of Phoenix, AZ in 1992. An avid shooter and hunter, he had recognized the need for a high quality, comfortable and reliable hearing protectionr and sound amplification. Working with a world-class engineer from Motorola they created the first, and to this day, only compression system to limit high decibel sounds while amplifying low decibel sounds. The market has enthusiastically responded to this innovation. By 2008 after many product and business improvements the founder decided it was time to enjoy the fruits of his labor and retire. Altus Brands reached agreement to acquire Ridgeline, which at that time had been relocated to Westcliffe, CO. The company has since been relocated to the Altus Brands home office in Traverse City, MI where we continue to manufacture and distribute the world’s best electronic earmuffs.
The original American made rifle shooting rest was started in 1988 in a small town in Pennsylvania. The founder had an idea that a high quality, sturdy steel, simply designed shooting platform could be made in the USA to last a lifetime. He was right. Many customers who use these products understand the importance of quality materials and construction and products made with American pride. They keep coming back to Bench Master. Made in the USA. Guaranteed Forever.
As the former owner contemplated retirement, Altus Brands was able to acquire the assets to keep this American tradition alive and growing. Bench Master was the second Altus acquisition, completed in the fall of 2008. Altus has continued to build on the stellar reputation for quality and lifetime warranty by introducing new products such as the American Bison Shooting bags with EZ Fill spout and anti skid base and the Thompson Long Range Shooting Table. Bench Master is proudly made in Traverse City, MI