Cue Man Billard Products :: About Us :: Makers of the Precise Cue Smith Cue Lathes and Inlay Machine, billiard supplies, and accessories
Cue Man Billiards was established
in 1988 by Chris Hightower in Woodstock, Georgia. Chris had played pool
from his childhood and also played regularly in amateur tournaments. This
led into him starting a Cue sales and repair business. This is how he picked
up the nickname "Cue Man".
In 1988 Chris also started modifying wood lathes into cue repair
lathes and thus founded Cue Man Billiards. He set up at most of the pro tournaments
in the Atlanta area repairing and selling cues. Then he started building cues
In 1989 he opened a pool room also called "Cue Man Billiards." In
1991 he used his cue building knowledge to develop the Cue Smith Lathe and that
is when the business really started growing. He found out the draw backs of building
cues on wood and metal lathes and tried to eliminate the problems caused by using
those. For example he made the Cue Smith bed extend to the left of the headstock
to eliminate the hassles wood and metal lathes have holding the cue steady and
perfectly in line. He also used a dovetail bed instead of flat ways or rods,
so all his special attachments will snap on and off easily and accurately.
He has sold several hundred of the Cue Smith Lathes and Inlay Machines
He sold the pool room in early 1994 after moving to Buffalo, Missouri
where he started building lathes and cues full time. He moved his family and
shop in 1999 to Goodson, Missouri which is near Buffalo and next to the Church
Chris ministered at part time.
In late 2002 he moved the family and business back to Georgia. But
this time they moved out to the rural community of Aragon, Georgia.
Today Cue Man Billiards is still a family business and manufactures the
Cue Smith Lathes and Inlay Machines and Hightower Custom Cues. We also sell shaft
blanks and butt wood as well as inlay materials and a ton of accessories to help
build and repair cues. We do hope to be able to serve your needs!