About Us

When we say family owned and operated, we mean it!

our-familyDavid a.k.a. the Pool Table King, has the brains to match the brawn. He has over twenty years experience working with what he loves – pool tables. He started DK Billiard Service in 1992 and has hands-on experience with nearly every make, model, size and type of billiard table ever built. Rest assured, your table and home are in good hands because we are licensed and insured. Read: The Pool Table King’s History and Experience

You will find Rory in the showroom. She wears many hats including game room planner, graphic designer, #1 saleswoman and Mom. She can help you find a pool table that fits your decor as well as your budget or pick out a great cloth color to refelt your pool table with. She oversees the service work schedule.

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Our pool table looks awesome. I never knew there were so many felt colors to choose from. I never would have picked Mahogany if I hadn't seen it in person. We've received so many compliments since we've changed from Green

Kristin

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We came in three different times before we decided to buy our table. We were never once pressured to buy. When we were finally ready, Rory walked us through the whole process of picking the right table for our family. She helped us pick a great color for our cloth. We couldn't be happier

Christina and Michael

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We bought a beautiful C.L. Bailey pool table from DK Billiards and are so happy with it! The owners David and Rory are so friendly and knowledgeable, working with them has been terrific. We highly recommend going to see them if you're looking to buy a pool table!

Mara and Omar

I bought an Aramith Fusion from David and it is a dream, perfectly installed with absolute precision, everything went as scheduled , you will never have any problems with DK Billiards. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the highest standard of efficiency, professionalism and great value.

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Los Angeles

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Very happy with the service. Completed as promised at reasonable cost.

Victor

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We had an amazing experience with Dave and Rory and would highly recommend them!! We needed to move our pool table from the mountains to the beach which included a very tricky staircase! Dave and Rory could not have been more helpful, friendly, or professional and were willing to take on the challenge. Not only did they do an awesome job, but they exceeded our every expectation...even working within a deadline to help us get the table ready for a party. 5 STARS for sure!

Kim

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Dave and Rory are the best! The company I bought my table from is no longer around but I was referred to them by my moving company. They were a pleasure to work with and were friendly, prompt, professional and got the job done to perfection! Highly recommend using them!

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We were in a bind without proper pool sticks to play pool at our family gathering on Thanksgiving Day. David was kind to take his personal time out on Thanksgiving morning to help us out so that we can enjoy a wonderful time of family pool playing. Thank you so much David and your beautiful family for your all your expertise and professional help and generosity!

Kathy

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Dave thanks for the redo you did. The whole process could not have gone any smoother, it\'s a pleasure to work with a pro. Great job,

JG

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From the time we walked into DK Billards and met Dave we felt comfortable and happy that we would find the right pool table for our home. Dave was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and very easy to deal with. His pricing was fair and their service and delivery was superb. I spoke with Rory his wife on the phone for delivery information and they are just AWESOME people and I would recommend that everyone who wants a GREAT pool table experience should absolutely use DK Billiards.

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Couldn't have been more pleased great communication fast courteous and ultra knowledgeable!! I highly recommend them!

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David and crew were wonderful to with. We had great service at the store while selecting our table and the installation was very professional, on time and enjoyable. We would recommend DK Billiards to our family and friends anytime.

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Thank you so much DK Billiards! David and his guys did a great job at a fair price. Showed up on time worked with my needs.

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DK Billiards came and moved my pool table, replaced the felt and made it brand new! This was the best thing I ever did!

 

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We just recently had our pool table moved to a different room. The service was great. The guys were super nice, mellow and got the job done easily and quickly. Really interesting watching how its done.

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Great service! Thank you for making our move a little easier.

My new pool table looks fabulous. Dave and his assistant showed up this morning, brought in the pieces and assembled my table. My old table was a throw back (away) so this new one looked amazing. Dave couldn't have been more professional or helpful. If you have need of a great and reasonable pool table, This the Guy! Thanks Dave!

How the Pool Table King Came to Be

In 1989, I saved enough money to buy a used pool table from a church in Anaheim, California. The table had a non-slate particle wood playing field, and no matter what, the table would not play “true”. I even tried taking the table apart and replacing the half inch particle board with a one inch thick one. I only found that it played worse! Frustrated, I sold my Meucci cue for a 4X8 slate pool table. The Delta one piece slate table needed much repair. My friend Mark helped me get the materials to repair the table. I set it up in my backyard and played pool all the time, even joining tournaments at bars and pool halls to practice my game.

I was 20, unemployed and still living at home. My dad gave me an ultimatum – be gainfully employed by the following week or move out and end up with no pool table. I went to Mark’s dad, Dick Johnson, owner of Golden West Billiards in Orange, CA and talked him into letting me work at the shop. I kept my pool table and started with tasks like cleaning the shop, polishing balls and repairing cues. I soon started helping co-worker John Campbell on deliveries and repair jobs, soaking up his 25 year experience. I started to see a great opportunity for my own business.

In 1992, using the knowledge I gained from John Campbell and Mark Johnson, I started out on my own. I had a set of not yet paid for tools in the back of my Peugeot 504 and one roll of green billiard cloth. I solicited every bar and cocktail lounge in the area until they let me service their pool tables. After building up a small base of commercial clients, I decided to expand into the residential market by posting and handing out flyers in the neighborhood. I registered for a business license, placed a small in column ad in the yellow pages and officially became DK Billiard Service in 1993. Customers began inquiring about pool table moving and I began to realize the 504 would not lend itself to this task. I borrowed $1500 from my dad and purchased a 1978 Chevy Van for moving services. I was off and running. In 1998, my Chevy Van, now twenty years old, began to show its years. I purchased a brand new Chevy to take its place. A local artist, Keith Guenther, custom painted the new van (and the two after that) and created the DK logo as it is today.

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  1. Looking over your site and see you had covered a “Fischer Empire V111” Pool table. I bought mine in Jan. 05, 1971. . Retailed at that time $849.00 shipped from their company in Tipton. MO. Shipping weight 840 lbs. Slate supplied by Eastern Novelty Dist. in North Bergen, NJ. Great Table with lots of years use. It still
    as nice as it came from the Tipton. Thought you might be interested in this. Any idea of how many of these tables are left?

    Ralph

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