BORN ON THE RIVER

Chums has a long and storied history on the water. In 1983 Chums inventor Mike Taggett was tired of watching his customer lose their sunglasses to the bottom of the Colorado River. This is where the idea for the Original Cotton Chums was born. Living in the back of a VW van is a $60 sewing machine Taggett started producing the first round of Chums. 


FAMILY RAN COMPANY

In 2002 Chuck Ferries purchased Chums in partnership with his son and son-in-law. For the past 18 years the Ferries family has continued to push innovation through product development, instilled a commitment to American-made manufacturing (out of the company’s Hurricane, UT manufacturing facility), and embedded an unwavering passion for unbeatable customer service, helping Chums became the global brand we know and love today.

History of Chums

HOMEGROWN IN HURRICANE

MADE IN THE USA

Chums manufactures over 15,000 units a day in our Hurricane, Utah facility. Chums employs more than 75 employees between our Hurricane, Salt Lake City and Sun Valley offices




Chums Today

We now have 3 offices, over 75 employees, a few of which have been with us for over 20 years.

Over the three decades we’ve been around, We’ve learned a thing or two, mostly how to have fun while still getting after it and we pride ourselves in having a team filled with the raddest, most talented people in the industry.