About Pierce Custom Cues
Jim Pierce grew up playing pool. Inspired by his uncle, five-time world champion Jimmy Caras, Jim started to take his game more seriously during his teenage years, and began steadily improving.
When he wasn't playing pool, Jim often worked for his family's business, gaining valuable experience with carpentry, cabinet making and building custom wood shutters.
Eventually, Jim became fascinated with how pool cues were constructed and often wondered if he could make a cue that would be better than the one he was using.
In 1997 Jim built his first cue, out of pre-made parts, with help and instruction from Mike Givens of Michaelangelo Custom Cues.
Jim continued to play pool, placing 4th and 5th in the 1998 Idaho state 8-ball and 9-ball tournaments, but he still wanted to further his cue making experience.
In 1999, Jim moved to California, where he was introduced to Tom Coker of Coker Custom Cues. Tom recognized Jim's interest in cue making and they quickly became friends.
Under Tom Coker's tutelage, Jim's cue making skills quickly progressed as he learned how to build every component that goes into a cue.
Jim Pierce makes fewer than 75 cues a year. All of Jim's cues are made from the highest quality materials available, with every component, except the tips, screws and bumpers, made by Jim himself in his one-man shop.
Playability is Jim's #1 priority for his cues, but he is constantly striving to make a cue that not only looks great but plays great as well.