Dan started Joss Cues with a partner in 1968.
In 1972 Dan took full control of the business and continues to make the original Joss Cue.
He eventually moved to a new location and his son Stephen joined him in cue making.
Dan and Stephen still work side by side in the shop while Debbie oversees the office and sales.
Joss Cues is a real family effort that results in a company that cares about its product and clients.
Dan's cues were chosen for the film that resuscitated the entire billiard industry,
"The Color of Money"; even the cue passed off in the movie as a "Balabushka"
is really a Joss.
Dan has placed cues in the hands of many of the members of the BCA Hall of Fame (Mike Sigel, Eddie Taylor, Nick Varner, Jim Rempe, the late Jimmy Moore, Luther Lassiter, Minnesota Fats, Jimmy Caras and Joe Balsis), plus a roster of active competitors that reads like a who's who of pool.
He has also made cues for Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Jimmy Connors and the entire starring cast of TV's Mission Impossible.
And he's undoubtedly the only cue maker who can point to an appearance in the Mercedes Owners/Buyers Guide.
In July of 2003 Dan was inducted into The American Cue makers Association hall of fame. Dan takes the profession of cue making very seriously.
Always looking for ways to improve the play and beautify cues while maintaining the traditional look and values of old-time cue making.
His innate love of the game gives him a feel for what is important in each cue.
His love of the game coupled with his penchant for detail makes him one of the top cue makers of all time.
Debbie has been married to Dan since 1975.
Through the years she has worked at Joss Cues in many capacities.In the beginning she cut shafts,glued tips and put in inlays. After a while it became evident that her skills were needed in the front officebr to handle the day to day operations of the business. She coordinates the office with the shop to keep the business running smoothly.